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Warty Comb Jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi
2014-01-05 00:00:00

The Warty Comb Jelly (Mnemiopsis leidyi), also known as the Sea Walnut, is a species of tentaculate ctenophore originally native to the western Atlantic coastal waters. Three species of Mnemiopsis have been named, but are now generally categorized as different ecological forms of the species leidyi. This species tolerates a wide range of salinity (2 to 38 psu), temperature (36 to 90 degrees F),...

Black-nosed Butterflyfish Johnrandallia nigrirostris
2012-05-22 10:48:22

The Black-nosed Butterflyfish (Johnrandallia nigrirostris), also known as the Barberfish, the Barber, or Butterfly Barber, is a species of fish in the Chaetodontidae family of butterfly fishes. This fish is sometimes referred to as a cleaner fish. It is the only member of its genus and named after the ichthyologist John E. Randall. It is found in the East Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of...

Blackfin Tuna Thunnus atlanticus
2012-05-22 10:43:32

The Blackfin Tuna (Thunnus atlanticus) is a species of tuna found only in the western Atlantic Ocean from Cape Cod to Brazil. This is the smallest species of tuna, typically growing to 39 inches in length and weighing 46 lbs. It has an oval-shaped body, black back with slight yellow on the finlets, and yellow on the sides of the body. The dietary needs of this tuna are less than for most...

Australian Grayling Prototroctes maraena
2012-05-22 10:19:18

The Australian Grayling (Prototroctes maraena) is a freshwater fish found in coastal rivers in Tasmania and southeastern Australia. This fish has often been called the Cucumber Mullet or Cucumber Herring due to its cucumber-like odor. This fish is streamlined with a vaguely trout-like shape. It is silver on the flanks and dusky olive on the back, overlain with a golden shine. It can live 2...

Magnificent Star Luidia magnifica
2012-04-10 19:14:53

The Magnificent Star (Luidia magnifica), is a species of starfish in the family Luidiidae. It is found only in the Pacific Ocean on sandy areas of the seabed surrounding Hawaii and the Philippines at a depth of 60 to 440 feet. This starfish can grow quite large, with one specimen found on the Pearl and Hermes Atoll, Hawaii, measuring 33 inches in diameter. It usually has ten long, tapering...

Angler Lophius piscatorius
2012-04-02 16:12:16

The Angler, (Lophius piscatorius), also known as the Fishing-frog, Frog-fish, or Sea-devil, is a species of monkfish in the family Lophiidae. It is found in coastal waters of the northeast Atlantic, from the Barents Sea to the Strait of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. This species comprises a significant commercial fishery in parts of its range. The Angler has a very large,...

Albacore Thunnus alalunga
2012-04-02 15:56:46

The Albacore, (Thunnus alalunga), also known as the Albacore Tuna, Albicore, Longfin, Albies, Pigfish, Tombo ahi, Binnaga, Pacific Albacore, German Bonito, Longfin Tuna, Longfin Tunny, and just Tuna, is a species of fish in the Scombridae family. It is the only species of tuna they is marketed as “white meat tuna” in the United States. It is found in open waters of all tropical and...

Baryonyx
2012-03-22 19:25:37

Baryonyx, meaning “heavy claw,” was a genus of carnivorous dinosaur from the Hauterivian to early Barremian stages of the Early Cretaceous Period (130-125 million years ago). It was first discovered in clay pits just south of Dorking, England, and later also found in northern Spain and Portugal. Only one species is known, B. walkeri, named in honor of its discoverer, amateur fossil hunter...

Zebra Plecostomus Hypancistrus zebra
2009-07-04 16:10:42

The Zebra Plecostomus (Hypancistrus zebra) is a species of catfish that is frequently found in the Xingu River, which is a tributary of the Amazon River. The Zebra Plecostomus received its name because of its black and white stripes. In the early 1990s this fish was first identified. Brazil exported this fish in large numbers, regardless of this, the Zebra Plecostomus is not found on the IUCN...

Zebra Oto Otocinclus cocama
2009-07-04 16:02:41

The Zebra Oto (Otocinclus cocama) is a fish from Peru. This fish is from the genus Otocinclus and is a family member of Loricariidae. In 2004, a tributary of the Rio Ucayali in Peru described the Zebra Oto. Relatives close to the Zebra Oto are O. mariae, O. huaorani, O. bororo, O. mura as well as the O. batmani. This fish is found in the Ucayali River in Peru and likely in the Maranon...

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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