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Tubular Sea Cucumber Holothuria tubulosa
2013-01-28 12:53:49

Image Caption: Holothuria tubulosa. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia  (CC BY-SA 3.0) The tubular sea cucumber (Holothuria tubulosa), commonly known as the cotton-spinner, is the type species of its genus, Holothuria. It can be found in eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean, with a range that extends as far as the Bay of Biscay to the north, in the Mediterranean Sea. It prefers a habitat within...

Donkey Dung Sea Cucumber Holothuria mexicana
2013-01-28 09:53:01

Image Caption: Holothuria mexicana. Credit: Daniel Hershman / Wikipedia  (CC BY 2.0) The donkey dung sea cucumber (Holothuria mexicana) can be found in areas of the Caribbean, with a range that stretches into southern waters of Brazil. It prefers to reside in shallow waters between depths of about seven feet and sixty-six feet, in clear sandy areas located in mangroves, seagrass beds, and...

Citrullus lanatus Thunb Matsum  Nakai var lanatus watermelon
2012-06-18 06:03:49

Symbol: CILAL Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I VI    I Synonyms:   CICI2 Citrullus citrullus (L.) Karst.     CICOL2 Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. var. lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai   watermelon   CIVU3 Citrullus vulgaris Schrad.    ...

2012-06-18 06:03:50

Symbol: CILAC Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I PR    I Synonyms:   CIVUC2 Citrullus vulgaris Schrad. var. citroides L.H. Bailey Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL, NV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae...

2012-06-18 06:03:51

Symbol: CILAC2 Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida –...

Black Sea Cucumber Holothuria atra
2012-04-19 10:48:27

The Black Sea Cucumber (Holothuria atra), also known as the Lollyfish, is a species of marine invertebrate in the Holothuriidae family. It is found in the Indo-Pacific ocean region, extending from the Red Sea and East Africa to Australia. It is found on the seabed, in shallow waters on reefs and sand flats and in sea grass meadows at depths up to 66 feet. It prefers reef flats where it is...

Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus
2011-03-04 17:45:07

Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus (ZYMV) is an aphid-borne potyvirus and is regarded as a major pathogen of cucurbits. It affects pumpkins, squashes, vegetable marrows, courgettes, melons, watermelons, cucumbers, gherkins, and various gourds especially zucchinis. The effects are severe leaf mosaic, yellowing and eventually the leaves show "shoestring" symptoms. Fruits can become stunted, twisted...

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'