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Eurasian minnow
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...

Common carp
2005-06-14 09:02:00

The Common Carp - or European Carp - (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwater fish distantly related to the common goldfish, which it is capable of interbreeding with. It gives its name to the carp family Cyprinidae. Originating in Europe and Asia, the common carp has been introduced into environments worldwide. It can grow to a maximum length of 4 feet (1.2 meters) and a maximum weight...

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.