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Nine-spined Stickleback
2008-05-06 14:47:35

The Nine-spined Stickleback (Pungitius pungitius), is a species of fish in the Gasterosteidae family. It is found in Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Republic of, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

2008-05-06 14:46:40

The Atlantic Horse Mackerel (Trachurus trachurus), is a species of mackerel in the family Carangidae. It gets its common name from the legend that other smaller species of fish could ride on the back of it over great distances. The Atlantic horse mackerel can be found in the north-eastern Atlantic from Iceland to Senegal, including the Cape Verde islands, and also in the Mediterranean and,...

Hemirhamphodon
2008-05-06 14:45:22

Hemirhamphodon (Hemirhamphodon pogonognathus), is a genus of halfbeak found in peaty and lowland forest streams in Southeast Asia. These fish are viviparous and are sometimes kept as aquarium fish, but otherwise have no commercial value. Six species are known, all relatively small, the largest species being about 4 inches in length. This species clearly shows the extended lower jaw that...

Ballyhoo
2008-05-06 14:43:02

The Ballyhoo or Bally (Hemiramphus brasiliensis), is a baitfish of the halfbeak family, Hemiramphidae. Ballyhoo are frequently used as cut bait and for trolling purposes by saltwater sportsmen. A big variety of fish love ballyhoo. Its one of the greatest known fish to catch Sailfish on. Ballyhoo is also used in colloquial English to refer to brashness or flamboyance. The term Ballyhoo is...

Australian Anchovy
2008-05-06 14:39:04

The Australian Anchovy (Engraulis australis), is an anchovy of the Engraulidae family. They are found off southeast Australia, and around New Zealand near the surface in bays, inlets, and estuaries. The Australian Anchovy is elongate and cigar-shaped and has the undershot lower jaw typical of all anchovies. They are pale silver-green above and silver-white below. They feed on plankton....

Silver Dollar Fish
2008-05-01 00:20:30

The Silver Dollar (Metynnis argenteus), is a tropical fish belonging to the Characidae family which is closely related to piranha and pacú. It originates in the Tapajós River basin in South America. Silver dollars natively live in a tropical climate in the sides of weedy rivers. This somewhat round-shaped silver fish with slight red-tinged anal fin is mostly found in tanks kept by...

Green Neon Tetra
2008-05-01 00:19:01

The Green Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon simulans), is a freshwater fish of the characin family Characidae of order Characiformes. It is native to the upper Orinoco and Negro Rivers in South America. This fish is similar in appearance to the closely-related and better-known neon tetra, but it is slightly smaller and its red patch is less pronounced, while the blue-green areas of the upper body...

Glass Catfish
2008-05-01 00:17:13

The Glass Catfish or Ghost Fish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis), is a transparent freshwater aquarium fish. Native to Southeast Asia, these catfish prefer tanks with open swimming areas with a moderate current, and planted areas to provide shelter. Body lengths can range up to 6 inches in nature, but are usually less in aquarium specimens and can grow to be 4-5 inches. Timid fish, they should...

Reedfish
2008-05-01 00:06:09

The Reedfish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus), also known as the ropefish or snakefish is a species of freshwater fish in the bichir family and order. It is the only member of the genus Erpetoichthys. It is native to West Africa, with its natural habitat stretching from Nigeria to the Congo. The Reedfish has a maximum total length of 36 inches. It lives in slow-moving, brackish, warm water, and...

Sea Lamprey
2008-04-30 23:59:32

The Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus), is a parasitic lamprey found on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America, in the western Mediterranean Sea, and in the Great Lakes. Sea lampreys are considered a pest invasive species in the Great Lakes region. The species is native to the inland Finger Lakes and Lake Cosco in New York and Vermont. It is not clear whether it is native to Lake...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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