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Striated frogfish
2007-02-21 16:09:08

The striated frogfish, Antennarius striatus, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, found in all subtropical oceans, to depths of between 32.81 and 688.98 ft (10 and 210 m). Its length is up to 9.84 in (25 cm). The striated frogfish inhabits rocky and coral reefs, on rocks, sand or rubble, and is also found in weedy estuaries along the east coast of southern Africa. In the Atlantic, it...

Ocellated frogfish
2007-02-21 16:04:14

The Ocellated frogfish, Antennarius ocellatus, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, found in the western Atlantic including the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea, to depths of 492.13 ft (150 m). Its length is up to 14.96 in (38 cm). The Ocellated frogfish has three prominent black spots on each side, each surrounded by lighter ring. It inhabits rocky and...

Spotfin frogfish
2007-02-21 16:02:35

The Spotfin frogfish, Antennarius nummifer, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, found in all subtropical oceans to depths of 984.25 ft (300 m). Its length is up to 5.9 in (15 cm). The Spotfin frogfish is a deep-bodied shapeless species, with thickened and adapted pectoral and pelvic fins which serve as limbs allowing the fish to 'walk' over the bottom. It has prickly, scaleless skin...

Word of the Day
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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