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Seema Oncorhynchus masou
2009-06-19 12:48:12

Seema, also known as Sima and Sema Japanese salmon, Cherry salmon, or Masu salmon (Oncorhynchus masou) is a salmon of the western Pacific Ocean which includes the Kuril Islands, Kamchatka, Primorsky Krai, Japan, Korea and Sakhalin. In Taiwan a landlocked subspecies known as the Taiwanese salmon or the Formosan salmon (Oncorhynchus masou Formosanum) also exists. The Seema favors a temperate...

Pajama Cardinalfish Sphaeramia nematoptera
2009-06-19 12:35:41

The Pajama Cardinalfish (Sphaeramia nematoptera) is a fish that belongs to the Apogonidae family. These fish are a popular aquarium fish. The Pajama Cardinalfish can grow to be a length of 3 inches. The fish has red eyes and broad, dark, vertical "waistband" that is sprinkled with red spots that leads toward the tail. This fish has low vulnerability. Pajama Cardinalfish circulate throughout...

Orbiculate Cardinalfish Sphaeramia orbicularis
2009-06-18 17:44:13

The Orbiculate Cardinalfish (Sphaeramia orbicularis) is a cardinalfish that belongs to the family of Apogondiae. This fish grows to be 10 inches in length. The Orbiculate Cardinalfish has a thick, dark, vertical "waistband" that is sprinkled with dark spots heading toward the tail of the fish. This fish is found in coastal areas across the Indo-Pacific, along with East Africa, the Ryukyu...

Moorish Idol Zanclus cornutus
2009-06-18 17:40:01

The Moorish Idol, also known as the "crowned scythe" (Zanclus cornutus) is the sole representative of the family Zanclidae. This is a small perciform marine fish. The Moorish Idol is a native of tropical to subtropical lagoons and reefs. Throughout the Indo-Pacific, the Moorish Idol is noteworthy for its broad distribution. Numerous butterflyfish (all of the genus Heniochus) are similar to the...

Gulf Saratoga Scleropages jardinii
2009-06-03 12:31:31

The gulf saratoga, Scleropages jardinii, is regarded as a freshwater bony fish that inhabitates Australia. These fish are found in Northern Australia and New Guinea living in fast-moving water and still water. The gulf saratoga is not endangered or threatened. The gulf saratoga has several names such as Australian bonytongue, northern saratoga, toga and barramundi and its scientific name S....

Parore Girella tricuspidata
2009-02-16 21:02:51

The Parore (in New Zealand), or Luderick, Black Beam, or Blackfish (in Australia) (Girella tricuspidata), is a species of sea chub of the family Kyphosidae. It is closely related to the Black Drummer, Zebra Fish and Bluefish. It is found around eastern Australia from southern Queensland to Port Phillip Bay in Victoria and occasionally the north eastern tip of Tasmania. In New Zealand it is...

Redtail Catfish Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
2009-02-16 20:35:04

The Redtail Catfish (Phractocephalus hemioliopterus) is a species of long-whiskered catfish found in South America. It is native to the Amazon, Orinoco, and Essequibo river basins of South America. It is found only in fresh water. It has been introduced into Florida, although it has not been established there. It is commonly known as cajaro in Venezuela and pirarara in Brazil. It is the only...

Lake Trout Salvelinus namaycush
2009-02-16 20:21:04

The Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) is a species of freshwater char that is found mainly in lakes of Canada, Alaska, and the northern United States. They have been introduced into many other parts of the world including Europe, South America and some parts of Asia. In Canada, about 25% of the Lake Trout population is found in Ontario. However, only 1% of Ontario's lakes contain trout. The...

Leopard Shark Triakis semifasciata
2009-01-20 20:40:18

The Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciata) is a species of hound shark found in the coastal waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean, along the coast of North America from Oregon to Baja California. Its habitat is rocky areas, rocky reefs, kelp beds, sandy areas and under piers. Tagging has revealed that stock is mostly resident in San Francisco Bay. However, about 10 percent of the population...

Horn Shark Heterodontus francisci
2009-01-20 20:37:50

The Horn Shark (Heterodontus francisci) is a species of bullhead shark that ranges from central California to the Gulf of California, Mexico, and possibly Ecuador and Peru. Its habitat includes rocky reefs, kelp beds, sand flats, crevices, and caverns at depths from 7 to 490 feet. It is mostly nocturnal and is rather sluggish in the daytime. The adult can reach a length of 4 feet and weigh...

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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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