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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...

African Catfish
2008-10-08 12:33:40

The African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) is a species of catfish found throughout Africa and the Middle East. They inhabit freshwater lakes, rivers, swamps, and manmade ponds. Sometimes they can even be found in urban sewer systems. It is a large, eel-like fish that often reaches lengths of 40 to 60 inches. It is usually dark gray or black in color on the back, with fading to a white belly....

Sea Goldie
2008-06-16 14:10:38

The Sea Goldie (Pseudanthias squamipinnis), also known as the Lyretail Anthias, Lyretail Coralfish, and Scalefin Anthias, is better known as the Goldfish. The Sea Goldie is found in the western Indian Ocean including the Red Sea, and in the Pacific Ocean as far east as Japan and southeast Australia. It is absent from the Persian Gulf and Oman. They live around coral outcrops in clear lagoons,...

Butterfly Perch
2008-06-16 14:04:49

The Butterfly Perch (Caesioperca lepidoptera), is a species of sea bass in the subfamily Anthiinae and of the family Serranidae. It is found in the eastern Indian Ocean, and south west Pacific Ocean including southern Australia, and New Zealand. The butterfly perch is a deep-bodied species with a slightly pointed snout. Both dorsal fins are long and low with no gap between them, and the tail...

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.