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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...

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...

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...

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.