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2009-01-15 07:01:39

A Spanish research team has researched and described for the first time in Europe the spread of the invasive dojo loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) fish species. The fish comes from East Asia and was first discovered in the Ebro delta in 2001. Since then, it has occupied various parts of the river during its lightning spread, and is now definitively established. The researchers do not rule out that it could occupy new areas within coming years and threaten the survival of native species. The...


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2007-04-10 16:50:35

The Loach minnow (Rhinichthys cobitis) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the carp family (family Cyprinidae) of order Cypriniformes. It is common in streams and small rivers throughout the Gila River and San Pedro River systems in Arizona, New Mexico, and Sonora. The species is of drab coloration and unremarkable appearance, and reaches a maximum overall length of 2.36 in (6 cm). It can live to at least five years of age. The species is sometimes referred to as the loach...

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2007-04-04 14:42:57

The Kuhli loach, Pangio kuhlii, is a small worm-like freshwater fish belonging to the loach family (Cobitidae). It originates in Indonesia and the Malay Peninsula. Physical description The Kuhli loach is an eel-shaped fish, elongated with slightly compressed sides, and very small fins. The dorsal fin starts behind the middle of the body, and the anal fin well behind this. The eyes are covered with a transparent skin. The body has 15 to 20 dark brown to black vertical bars, and the gaps...

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2007-04-04 14:22:31

The Weather loach or Dojo loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus), is a freshwater fish in the loach family Cobitidae. They are native to Asia but are also popular as an aquarium fish. The name Weather loach is shared with several species including the European weather loach (Misgurnus fossilis) and the spotted weather loach (Cobitis taenia). The name weather loach comes from their ability to detect changes in barometric pressure and react with frantic swimming or standing on end. This is because...

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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