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Green Swordtail
2009-01-17 21:00:25

The Green Swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii) is a species of freshwater fish native to an area of North and Central America stretching from Veracruz, Mexico, to northwestern Honduras. It has been introduced to a number of countries and has become a nuisance pest. It has caused ecological damage because of its ability to rapidly reproduce in high numbers. Feral populations have established...

Golden Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita
2009-01-17 20:32:05

The Golden Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita) is a subspecies of the Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). It is also known by the name California Golden Trout and is native to Golden Trout Creek, Volcano Creek and the South Fork Kern River in California. It is most likely found at elevations 10,000 feet above sea level. This subspecies is also commonly placed with other subspecies of...

Gila Trout
2009-01-17 20:30:47

The Gila Trout (Oncorhynchus gilae gilae) is a species of fish native to the southwest United States (Arizona and New Mexico). It is an endangered species. Once occupying upwards of several hundred miles of streams, the Gila Trout's area was reduced to only 20 miles all located in the Gila Wilderness and Aldo Leopold Wilderness by 1967. The causes of its decline was due to competition with...

Garibaldi damselfish
2009-01-17 20:28:45

The Garibaldi damselfish (Hypsypops rubicundus) or just Garibaldi, is a species of fish native to the subtropical waters of the Pacific Ocean, ranging from Monterey Bay, California, to Guadalupe Island, Baja California. They are found at depths of about 100 feet, usually around reefs and rocky sea-bottoms. This is the official marine state fish of California and is protected in California...

John Dory
2009-01-17 18:30:26

The John Dory (Zeus faber or Zeus Ocellata) also known as St. Pierre, is a species of fish with widespread distribution. They are found on the coast of South West Africa, South East Asia and Australia, the coasts of Japan, and on the coasts of Europe. They live near the seabed, living in depths from 16 to as much as 1200 feet. They are mainly solitary. There are several explanations of how it...

Yellow-headed Jawfish
2009-01-17 17:58:21

The Yellow-headed Jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons) is a species of fish found in coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea. The head and upper body of this species is light, but brilliant, and yellow in color slowly fading to a pearlescent blue hue. The Yellow-headed Jawfish keeps near its small territory, and is typically seen with only the head and upper section of its body sticking out from its...

Leatherjacket Fish
2009-01-17 17:56:46

The Leatherjacket Fish (Oligoplites saurus) also known as the Skipjack or Leather Jack, is a species of fish in the Carangidae family. Leather Jack may refer to other fish as well and is loosely used here. This fish inhabits shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and southern Atlantic coast. The Leatherjacket Fish is seldom larger than 12 inches, although there have been reports of such...

Jack Dempsey
2009-01-17 17:55:07

The Jack Dempsey (Rocio octofasciata) is a species of freshwater fish that is found across North and Central America (from Mexico south to the Honduras). Its common name is likened to that of the famous 1920s boxer Jack Dempsey, because of its strong facial features and aggressive nature. It is found in slow-moving waters, such as areas that are swampy, weedy, murky, and/or warm. It is common...

Huchen
2009-01-17 17:51:07

The Huchen or Danube Salmon (Hucho hucho) is a species of freshwater fish of the salmon family Salmonidae. It is native to the Palearctic ecozone. It occurs naturally in the Danube basin in Europe, however it has been introduced elsewhere on the continent. The Huchen is threatened with extinction. Efforts are being taken to reintroduce this species into the wild by commercially producing Huchen...

California Halibut
2009-01-15 18:07:53

The California Halibut (Paralichthys californicus) is a species of flounder that is found from Bodega Bay, California to Magdalena Bay, Baja California. They are also found as far north as the Quillayute River, British Columbia and a separate population occurs in the upper Gulf of California. It is also known as the California Flounder. This is a large-toothed fish weighs from 6 to 50...

Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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