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Green Neon Tetra
2008-05-01 00:19:01

The Green Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon simulans), is a freshwater fish of the characin family Characidae of order Characiformes. It is native to the upper Orinoco and Negro Rivers in South America. This fish is similar in appearance to the closely-related and better-known neon tetra, but it is slightly smaller and its red patch is less pronounced, while the blue-green areas of the upper body...

Dogteeth tetra
2007-04-05 00:44:57

Cynodontidae fishes (order Characiformes), or Dogteeth tetras, are a family of freshwater fishes found in the Neotropics. They have a very peculiar shape, and their name derives from their elongated and well developed canines which they mainly use to eat other fish. Their pectoral fins are also expanded. This group is not very diverse, and includes only five genera and 14 species. Most of...

Cave tetra
2007-03-26 13:47:14

Astyanax jordani is a freshwater fish of the Characin family (family Characidae) of order Characiformes, native to Mexico. It is often referred to by its local Spanish name Sardina Ciega but is more commonly called the Cave tetra. A blind cave fish, A. jordani is a recent evolution from the Mexican tetra (A. mexicanus). While it can be confused with the blind cave form of A. mexicanus, it...

Black phantom tetra
2007-03-26 13:31:53

The Black phantom tetra (Hyphessobrycon megalopterus) is a freshwater fish of the characin family (family Characidae) of order Characiformes. It is native to the Paraguay, Guaporé, and Mamore basins in Brazil and Bolivia. This fish is of roughly tetragonal shape and is light gray in coloring, with a black patch surrounded by iridescent silver edging posterior of the gills on each side....

African tetra
2007-02-13 15:09:26

African tetras (family Alestiidae) are a group of Characiformes fish exclusively found in Africa.

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.