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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...

Northern Hogsucker Hypentelium nigricans
2009-01-20 20:36:05

The Northern Hogsucker (Hypentelium nigricans) is a species of freshwater fish that inhabits the rivers of the Mississippi basin. They occur from Oklahoma and Alabama northward to Minnesota. This fish is also widely distributed in western New York, including the Finger Lakes region. It occurs in tributaries of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario as well. There are no fish found north of latitude 44°....

Pacific Hagfish Eptatretus stoutii
2009-01-20 20:31:33

The Pacific Hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii) also known as the Slime Eel, is a species of hagfish that is found in the mesopelagic (600 to 3000 feet deep) to abyssal (13,000 to 21,000 feet deep) Pacific ocean, near the ocean floor. In many parts of the world, including the USA, hagfish-skin clothing, belts, and other accessories are advertised and sold as "yuppie leather" or "eel-skin". Hagfish,...

Flying Gurnard Dactylopterus volitans
2009-01-20 20:26:24

The Flying Gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans) is a species of fish found in tropical waters on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. They occur as far north as North Carolina and south to Brazil, and from the English Channel to Angola. There have been instances of this fish found in the waters off New York, Massachusetts Bay, and the Gulf of Maine, but this is a very rare instance, where this species...

Gulf Menhaden
2009-01-20 20:20:20

The Gulf Menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) is a species of marine fish that belongs to the Clupeidae family. Its range encompasses the entirety of the Gulf of Mexico shore waters, with the exception of the extreme eastern Yucatan peninsula and western Cuba. The center of population is located in the northwest Gulf, near Louisiana and Texas where they are very numerous. In the southern Gulf, their...

Lingcod
2009-01-17 21:05:20

The Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus) is a species of fish that belongs to the greenling family Hexagrammidae. It is the only member in its genus Ophiodon. It is native to the North American west coast from Shumagin Islands in the Gulf of Alaska to Baja California, Mexico. The center of abundance occurs off the coast of British Columbia. They are found on the sea bottom with most individuals...

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...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
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