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Flying fish
2007-06-24 18:20:31

Flying fish are a marine fish family comprising about 50 species grouped in 7 to 9 genera. Flying fish are found in all the major oceans, mainly in warm tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. Their most striking feature is their pectoral fins, which are unusually large, and enable the fish to take short gliding flights through air, above the surface of the...

Balbo sabretooth
2007-06-24 18:17:35

The Balbo sabretooth, Evermannella balbo, is a sabretooth of the family Evermannellidae, found circumglobally in tropical and subtropical seas, at depths of between 328.08 and 3280.84 ft (100 and 1,000 m). Its length is up to 6.69 in (17 cm). The Balbo sabretooth is a small narrow-bodied species with a large mouth filled with an array of long, barbed teeth on both jaws. The upward-directed...

Rosenblattia robusta
2007-06-24 17:34:33

Rosenblattia robusta is a species of deepwater cardinalfish, the only member of the genus Rosenblattia, found circumglobally in southern temperate waters. Its length is between 1.97 and 4.72 in (5 and 12 cm). Rosenblattia robusta is deep bodied with a humped back above the pectoral fin area, and a single keel on each side of the caudal peduncle. Adults are a uniform golden brown with a...

Bulls-eye cardinalfish
2007-05-21 08:08:54

The Bulls-eye or Deepsea cardinalfish, Epigonus telescopus, is a deepwater cardinalfish of the family Epigonidae. It can be found in most temperate oceans worldwide, at depths of between (75 and 1200 m). Its length is between (30 and 75 cm). The Bulls-eye is a fairly elongated deepwater species having a blunt snout, long caudal peduncle, two rounded dorsal fins the second of which is...

Big-eyed cardinalfish
2007-05-21 07:54:16

The Big-eyed cardinalfish, Bigeye cardinalfish, or Bigeye, Epigonus lenimen, is a deepwater cardinalfish of the genus Epigonus, found in southern temperate waters south of Australia, Madagascar, and New Zealand, at depths of between 1640.42 and 2624.67 ft (500 and 800 m). Its length is between 3.94 and 7.09 in (10 and 18 cm). The Big-eyed cardinalfish is an elongated deepwater species having...

Cape conger
2007-04-05 00:08:11

The Cape conger, Conger wilsoni, is a conger of the family Congridae, found around southern Australia and the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, at shallow depths in broken rocky reef areas. Length is up to 3.28 ft (1 m). The cape conger is very similar to the southern conger, but is considerably smaller and slimmer, and the dorsal fin origin is well behind the hind edge of the...

Red morwong
2007-03-26 13:54:34

The Red morwong, Goniistius fuscus, is a morwong of the genus Goniistius, found off southeast Australia and the North Island of New Zealand from shallow depths to 164.04 ft (50 m), on rocky reef and coastal areas. Its length is between 11.81 and 23.62 in (30 and 60 cm). The Red morwong is a fairly large fish similar in general shape and size to the Painted moki, but differs in color pattern...

Magpie perch
2007-03-26 13:51:58

The Magpie perch or Magpie morwong, Cheilodactylus nigripes, is a morwong of the genus Cheilodactylus, found off southern Australia, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, and northern New Zealand including the Kermadec Islands, from shallow depths to 820.21 ft (250 m), on rocky reef and coastal areas. Its length is between 11.81 and 19.69 in (30 and 50 cm). The Magpie perch is similar to the...

Pink frogmouth
2007-03-26 13:48:17

The Pink frogmouth, Chaunax pictus, is a sea toad of the family Chaunacidae, found circumglobally on continental shelves and slopes in tropical to temperate waters (except the Caribbean Sea), at depths of between 656.17 and 2165.35 ft (200 and 660 m). Its length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm). The pink frogmouth is moderately elongated compared to most other frogfishes, with a rough scaleless...

Black phantom tetra
2007-03-26 13:31:53

The Black phantom tetra (Hyphessobrycon megalopterus) is a freshwater fish of the characin family (family Characidae) of order Characiformes. It is native to the Paraguay, Guaporé, and Mamore basins in Brazil and Bolivia. This fish is of roughly tetragonal shape and is light gray in coloring, with a black patch surrounded by iridescent silver edging posterior of the gills on each side....

Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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