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2012-07-11 13:39:12

Hormone-mimicking chemicals released into rivers have been found to impact the mating choices of fish, a new study has revealed.

2008-10-02 09:00:18

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News A rare fish found only in Utah may become a snag in the Southern Nevada Water Authority's bid to pump water from sources along the state's border with Utah to Las Vegas.

2008-07-27 09:00:00

By Joe Gorden, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Jul. 27--Those who have been around the Cambria-Somerset area for years cannot help but notice the improvement in our rivers.

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2005-05-11 07:29:55

Hundreds of endangered Gila chub fish evacuated from Sabino Creek in the wake of a fire that sent erosion and ash into the water were taken home Tuesday.


Latest Cypriniformes Reference Libraries

Rosy Bitterling, Rhodeus ocellatus kurumeus
2013-02-09 08:49:46

Image Caption: A Japanese rosy bitterling, taken in Japan, 2006. Credit: Book 74/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0) The rosy bitterling is a fresh water fish native to Japan consisting of two distinct species, the R. o. kurumeus and the subspecies R. o. ocellatus. The R. o. kurumeus species of this fish is found only in Japan, whereas the R. o. ocellatus species is also found in China and Taiwan. Both species inhabit small ponds, reservoirs, and creeks. The original species of...

Common Nase, Chondrostoma
2009-07-03 18:28:02

The Common Nase (Chondrostoma) is a migrating, or potamodromous, fish. It is found in the basins of the Danube, Meuse, and Rhine rivers. It is often referred to as "the Nase". Referring to the Common Nase as just "the Nase" can also be referring to any species of its family. This fish has also been called sneep. The Common Nase has blue-grey metallic scales and an orange tail. Its body is shaped like a spindle. It has a sharp lower lip and typically ranges from 10-16 inches in length. 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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2007-04-10 16:40:33

The Eurasian minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the carp family (family Cyprinidae) of order Cypriniformes, and is the type species of genus Phoxinus. It is ubiquitous throughout much of Eurasia, from Britain and Spain to eastern Siberia, predominantly in cold 53.6- 68°F (12"“20°C) streams and well-oxygenated lakes and ponds. It is noted for being a gregarious species, shoaling in large numbers. The species is of drab coloration and...

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2007-02-25 20:47:52

The Hillstream loaches are a family (Balitoridae) of small Eurasian fish. Most species are rheophilic, living in swift, clear and well-oxygenated streams. Several species of the subfamily Balitorinae live in fast-flowing streams or torrents and have a large sucker mouth and modified ventral fins used for clinging to rocks. They have a number of similarities with the sibling family of loaches (Cobitidae), such as multiple barbels around the mouth. They should not be confused with the...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.