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Redband Trout Oncorhynchus
2007-12-18 14:20:49

Redband Trout is a fish name that may be a synonym for the rainbow trout, but is used more narrowly for two subspecies with well-defined geographical distributions in the United States: the Columbia River Redband trout, (Oncorhynchus mykiss gardenia), found in Montana, Washington and Idaho, and the Great Basin Redband trout, (Oncorhynchus mykiss newberrii), found in southeastern Oregon, and...

Beluga Whale
2007-08-10 15:52:34

The Beluga Whale or White Whale (Delphinapterus leucas), is an Arctic and sub-arctic species of marine mammal. It is commonly referred to simply as the Beluga. The Beluga occurs in waters from 50° N to 80° N. There is also an isolated population which travels the St. Lawrence River estuary and the Saguenay Fjord. There is an endangered colony of Belugas in the Cook Inlet in Alaska as...

Flying fish
2007-06-24 18:20:31

Flying fish are a marine fish family comprising about 50 species grouped in 7 to 9 genera. Flying fish are found in all the major oceans, mainly in warm tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. Their most striking feature is their pectoral fins, which are unusually large, and enable the fish to take short gliding flights through air, above the surface of the...

Pelican eel
2007-06-24 18:16:28

The Pelican eel or Gulper eel, discovered by Kyle Briggins, is a deep-sea fish rarely seen by humans, though the creatures are occasionally snagged in fishermen's nets. It is an eel-like fish, the only member of the genus Eurypharynx and the family Eurypharyngidae. It belongs to the order Saccopharyngiformes which is closely related to the true eels in Anguilliformes. The Pelican eel's most...

Muskellunge
2007-06-24 17:45:09

The Muskellunge or Muskie or Musky (Esox masquinongy) are large, relatively rare freshwater fish of North America. They are the largest member of the pike family, Esocidae. The name muskellunge comes from the Ojibwe word maashkinoozhe, meaning "ugly pike," by way of French masque allongé (modified from the Ojibwe word by folk etymology), "long mask." Overview Muskellunge are found in...

Chain pickerel
2007-06-24 17:41:52

The Chain pickerel, Esox niger (syn. Esox reticulatus), is a species of freshwater fish in the pike family (family Esocidae) of order Esociformes. It is also known as the Federation pike or Federation pickerel. Its range is along the eastern coast of North America from southern Canada to Florida, and west to Texas. The Chain pickerel has a distinctive chainlike pattern on its sides and its...

Northern pike
2007-06-24 17:40:07

The Northern pike, Esox lucius, is a carnivorous fish of brackish and freshwaters of the northern hemisphere. It is also known by the somewhat misleading folk-name, "water wolf". Geographic distribution E. lucius is found throughout the northern hemisphere, including Russia, Europe, the British Isles, and North America. Within North America, there are Northern pike populations in...

American pickerel
2007-06-24 17:36:11

The American pickerels are two subspecies of Esox americanus, a species of freshwater fish in the pike family (family Esocidae) of order Esociformes: the Redfin pickerel, E. americanus americanus, and the Grass pickerel, E. americanus vermiculatus. Both subspecies are native to North America. The Redfin pickerel's range extends from the Saint Lawrence drainage in Québec down to the Gulf...

Bulls-eye cardinalfish
2007-05-21 08:08:54

The Bulls-eye or Deepsea cardinalfish, Epigonus telescopus, is a deepwater cardinalfish of the family Epigonidae. It can be found in most temperate oceans worldwide, at depths of between (75 and 1200 m). Its length is between (30 and 75 cm). The Bulls-eye is a fairly elongated deepwater species having a blunt snout, long caudal peduncle, two rounded dorsal fins the second of which is...

Big-eyed cardinalfish
2007-05-21 07:54:16

The Big-eyed cardinalfish, Bigeye cardinalfish, or Bigeye, Epigonus lenimen, is a deepwater cardinalfish of the genus Epigonus, found in southern temperate waters south of Australia, Madagascar, and New Zealand, at depths of between 1640.42 and 2624.67 ft (500 and 800 m). Its length is between 3.94 and 7.09 in (10 and 18 cm). The Big-eyed cardinalfish is an elongated deepwater species having...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.