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Squawfish
2007-04-10 16:48:24

The Squawfish, or Pikeminnows, are a genus Ptychocheilus of cyprinid fish, consisting of four species native to western North America. Voracious predators, they are considered an "undesirable" species in many waters. This is largely due to the species' predatorial habits towards small trout and salmon. The Colorado Pikeminnow is the largest member of the family, averaging 4 - 9 pounds in...

Woundfin
2007-04-10 16:43:12

The Woundfin (Plagopterus argentissimus) is a species of minnow endemic to the Virgin River of the southwestern United States. It is a slender, silvery minnow, with a flattened head and belly, long snout, leathery skin, and no scales. There are barbels on the corners of its lips, and its common name likely comes from the first spinous ray of its dorsal fin, which is sharp-pointed. Its maximum...

Eurasian minnow
2007-04-10 16:40:33

The Eurasian minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the carp family (family Cyprinidae) of order Cypriniformes, and is the type species of genus Phoxinus. It is ubiquitous throughout much of Eurasia, from Britain and Spain to eastern Siberia, predominantly in cold 53.6- 68°F (12"“20°C) streams and well-oxygenated lakes and ponds. It is noted for...

Golden shiner
2007-04-10 16:39:10

The Golden shiner, Notemigonus crysoleucas, is a cyprinid fish native to eastern North America and introduced throughout the continent. It is the sole member of its genus. The golden shiner's back is a green to olive shade, and the belly a silvery white, but its golden or silvery sides are its most noticeable feature. There may be a faint dusky stripe along the sides as well, and the lateral...

Ide
2007-04-10 16:36:28

The Ide or Orfe, Leuciscus idus, is a freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae found across northern Europe and Asia. It occurs in larger rivers, ponds, and lakes, typically in schools. The body has a typical cyprinid shape and generally silvery appearance, while all the fins are red in varying degrees, particular in the "Golden Ide" or "Golden Orfe" variety. Ides are predators, eating...

Common Dace
2007-04-10 16:35:08

The Common Dace (Leuciscus leuciscus) is a freshwater or brackish fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, also known as the Dare or the Dart. It is an inhabitant of the rivers and streams of Europe north of the Alps as well as in Asia, but it is most abundant in those of France and Germany, as well as having spread to Ireland where it is used as a bait fish. It will grow to a maximum length of...

Chub
2007-04-10 16:32:44

The chub or European chub (Leuciscus cephalus) is a freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. It frequents both slow and moderate rivers as well as canals and still waters of various kinds. The name chub also describes numerous other cyprinid fish in several North American genera, including Algansea, Erimystax, Gila, Hybopsis, Macrhybopsis, Nocomis, Notropis, and Semiotilus, as well as the...

Gila
2007-04-10 16:30:46

Gila is a genus of fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, native to North America and Central America. Species of this family are referred to as chubs. Several members of the family are endangered or extinct due to loss of habitat causing by diversion or overuse of water resources, particularly in the western United States.

Exoglossum
2007-04-10 16:28:38

Exoglossum is a genus of mound-building freshwater fish. Common varieties include the Cutlips minnow. Species of this genus usually range from 3 to 18 inches when sexually mature. In many areas these minnows are valued as both panfish and baitfish.

Dionda
2007-04-10 16:26:57

Dionda is a genus of small minnow-type fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae. They are native to the fresh waters or North and Central America. They are believed to feed primarily on algae. The genus is also referred to as desert minnows.

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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