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2009-01-13 20:33:45

The Burbot (Lota lota) is a species of fish that is the only freshwater member of the cod family, Gadidae. It is also known as the Lawyer and Eelpout. It is found in streams and lakes of North America and Europe above 40°N latitude. Though found in all the Great Lakes, it is most common in Lake Erie. It is possibly extinct in Britain as no specimens have been caught since the 1970s. This...

Spotted Trunkfish
2009-01-13 20:05:09

The Spotted Trunkfish (Lactophrys bicaudalis) is a species of fish found in reefs throughout the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean as well as the south eastern Atlantic Ocean. It gets its name from the black spots it has covered over its yellow/golden body. Like all trunkfish in the Genus Lactophrys, the Spotted Trunkfish secretes a colorless ciguatera toxin from glands on its skin when...

Atlantic Bonito
2009-01-13 18:56:35

The Atlantic Bonito (Sarda sarda) is a species of mackerel-like fish found commonly in the Atlantic Ocean where it is an important commercial and game fish. This fish travels in large schools and is common offshore in the vicinity of New York where it is locally known as "˜skipjack' because of its habit of jumping from the water. However, the name "˜skipjack' normally refers to the Skipjack...

2009-01-13 18:55:04

The Boga (Leporinus obtusidens) is a species of fish endemic to South America. It inhabits the basins of the Paraná River and the Río de la Plata, the Uruguay River, and the São Francisco River (including minor rivers and tributaries). It may be found in the main courses and streams, as well as in lakes and lagoons. It often shelters among stones and aquatic vegetation. The common...

Three Spot Gourami
2009-01-13 18:53:43

The Three Spot Gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus) is a species of labyrinth fish endemic to the Mekong basin in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam and Yunnan in southeast Asia. These fish live in marshes, swamps, canals, and lowland wetlands. They migrate during the flood season from permanent water bodies to flooded areas. During the dry season, they will return to their permanent water...

Blue Catfish
2009-01-13 18:49:56

The Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) is a species of catfish found in North America. They are primarily distributed in the Mississippi River drainage area including the Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Arkansas rivers. They have been introduced to a number of other reservoirs, rivers and lakes. They now occur in the Santee Cooper lakes of Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie in South Carolina and the...

Blind Shark
2009-01-13 18:47:43

The Blind Shark (Brachaelurus waddi) is a species of blind shark found in the subtropical southwest pacific Ocean. It is most commonly found off the coast of Queensland and New South Wales, between latitudes 8° S to 33° S. It is sometimes spotted in shallow tide pools where it is barely submerged or sometimes deeper. It prefers rocky shoreline and coral reefs. It thrives well in aquariums...

Common Bleak
2009-01-13 18:41:19

The Common Bleak (Alburnus alburnus) is a small pelagic fish that occurs in Western England. In Europe it is found in southern Sweden, France and eastward toward the Wolga Basin and north-western Turkey. It mainly prefers open waters where there is an inflow of food from places like pumping stations or weirs. It is also found in streams and in clear standing waters and can be very numerous in...

Atlantic Silverside
2008-10-08 12:48:10

The Atlantic Silverside (Menidia menidia) is found in the shallows of the Hudson River estuary and other tidal rivers and creeks in southeastern New York, and Long Island from the spring to the fall. They move out away from the shorelines and enter deeper water in the Chesapeake Bay during the winter. The Atlantic Silverside is a small fish, approximately 3 to 6 inches in length. The upper...

Atlantic Saury
2008-10-08 12:46:29

The Atlantic Saury (Scomberesox saurus) is found in the Atlantic Ocean, in the seas near Australia and the Mediterranean. These fish grow to about 13.75 inches long, although they can attain lengths of up to 20 inches long. They have beadlike jaws and a row of finlets behind the dorsal and anal fins. They feed on zooplankton and fish larvae. They are common prey to tuna, marlin, bluefish and...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'