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Butlers Frogfish Tathicarpus butleri
2013-10-15 10:45:52

The Butler’s Frogfish (Tathicarpus butleri), known also as the blackspot anglerfish, is a rare species of frogfish belonging to the family Antennariidae. The only member of its genus, this species is the most derived member of its family, representing a separate lineage from all other frogfishes, leading to some consideration of it being placed in its own family. It can be found off the...

2012-06-18 09:14:32

Symbol: BEHO Group: Dicot Family: Betulaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: AK    N CAN    N Synonyms:   BEUN Betula ×ungavensis Lepage Distribution: Betula×horneiButler (pro sp.) [nana × papyrifera] distribution:USA(AK),CAN(SK) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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