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Clown knifefish Chitala chitala
2014-06-10 14:52:03

The clown knifefish (Chitala chitala) is a fish species that inhabits the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra and Mahanadi river basins, ranging from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. It is also sometimes known as the Indian featherback. The Chitala genus was once thought to contain several separate species, but now are known to be a separate species. The maximum length of the clown knifefish is...

European Flounder Platichthys flesus
2014-06-10 12:47:18

The European flounder (Platichthys flesus) is a species of fish inhabiting the White, Mediterranean and Black Seas.  It is native to the north eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and has been introduced to the United States and Canada possibly by ballast water (water stored in the hull of a ship for stability). It has also been introduced to Iran. It is normally found at low...

Stargazer Uranoscopidae
2014-06-09 09:36:03

The stargazer is a family of fish of the Uranoscopidae family. There are about 51 species of stargazer fish in eight genera. They are found worldwide in shallow saltwater. One species of stargazer is extinct, the Astroscopus countermani. A cranium was found of this species in the Calvert Cliffs of Maryland, and is very similar to the living stargazers of today. The stargazer has eyes on top...

Northern Stargazer Astroscopus guttatus
2014-06-05 12:05:00

The northern stargazer (Astroscopus guttatus) is a species of fish inhabiting the shores between North Carollina and New York, United States. It can be found to depths of 120 feet on sandy bottoms. The scientific name translates as Astroscopus, meaning “one who aims at the stars,” and guttatus, meaning “speckled” for the spots on the fish’s back. The length of the northern...

Atlantic Stargazer Uranoscopus scaber
2014-06-05 10:28:52

The Atlantic stargazer (Uranoscopus scaber) is a subtropical fish species that is widespread along the Atlantic coasts of Europe and Africa. It is also common in the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea. It inhabits the sandy or muddy sediments of the continental shelf at depths of 46 to 1,300 feet. The body of the Atlantic stargazer is somewhat flat and is usually eight to twelve inches long....

Round Stingray Urolophus halleri
2014-06-04 11:13:52

The round stingray (Urolophus halleri) is found in coastal waters in the eastern North Pacific Ocean. It is most common around southern California and the Baja Peninsula, but can also be found from Humboldt Bay south to Panama. The round stingray prefers warm-temperate waters close to shore less than 49 feet deep. However, some have been spotted to depths of 298 feet. They are a...

Spotted Stingaree Urolophus gigas
2014-06-02 16:03:43

The spotted stingaree (Urolophus gigas) is a shallow water ray from the coast of southern Australia. It is a rare species inhabiting the rocky reefs, seagrass beds and has also been found in estuaries. The range of the spotted stingaree is from Albany, Western Australia, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Bass Strait and the northern Tasmanian coast. It is a bottom-dweller of the continental shelf and...

Circular Stingaree Urolophus circularis
2014-06-02 12:51:41

The circular stingaree (Urolophus circularis) is a little-known and uncommon species of ray unique to southwestern Australia. Its habitat ranges from rocky bottoms to reefs and sea floors with vegetation. It can be found close to shore as well as at depths of up to 390 feet. Very little information exists on the circular stingaree with only a handful being displayed in museums and few are...

Striped Stingaree Trygonoptera ovalis
2014-06-02 09:59:31

The striped stingaree (Trygonoptera ovalis) is a common species of stingray found along the coast of Western Australia from Eucla to Houtman Abrolhos. It inhabits water depths from 3.3 to 141.1 feet, mainly among rocky bottoms and reefs. It is also found near sandy beaches and beds of sea grass. Compared to other stingrays, the striped stingaree’s pectoral fins (side fins) are more...

Prowfish Zaprora silenus
2014-05-30 12:05:29

The prowfish (Zaprora silenus) is a subtropical species of a perch-like fish found in the northern Pacific Ocean. The range of the prowfish is from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Kamchatka, Russia, from Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea to Hokkaido, Japan and Monterey, California. The preferred habitat of the prowish is rocky bottom at a maximum of 2,200 feet in depth where they spend most of...

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).