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Epaulette Shark Hemiscyllium ocellatum
2013-10-15 11:50:38

The Epaulette Shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum) is a species of longtailed carpet shark belonging to the family Hemiscylliidae, found in shallow and tropical waters off Australia and New Guinea. The common name of this shark comes from the very large and white-margined black spot behind each pectoral fin, which remind one of military epaulettes. As a small species, it usually measures under 3.3...

Copperband Butterflyfish Chelmon rostratus
2013-10-15 11:04:09

The Copperband Butterflyfish (Chelmon rostratus), also known as the Beaked Coral Fish, are found in reefs in both the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. This butterflyfish is one of the three species that make up the genus Chelmon and they all have long beaks. These fish can easily be identified by the yellow banding and long snout. The younger fish are similar in appearance to adult fish. The...

Butlers Frogfish Tathicarpus butleri
2013-10-15 10:45:52

The Butler’s Frogfish (Tathicarpus butleri), known also as the blackspot anglerfish, is a rare species of frogfish belonging to the family Antennariidae. The only member of its genus, this species is the most derived member of its family, representing a separate lineage from all other frogfishes, leading to some consideration of it being placed in its own family. It can be found off the...

Bull Trout Salvelinus confluentus
2013-10-14 11:44:30

The Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus) is a char belonging to the family Salmonidae that is native to North America. Historically, this fish has been known as the “Dolly Varden”, but was reclassified as a separate species in the year 1980. This Bull Trout is listed as a threatened species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Like other species of char, the fins of the bull trout have...

Brownbanded Bamboo Shark Chiloscyllium punctatum
2013-10-14 11:36:08

The Brownbanded Bamboo Shark (Chiloscyllium punctatum) is a bamboo shark belonging to the family Hemiscylliidae found in the Indo-West Pacific from Japan to northern Australia, between latitudes 34 degrees north and 26 degrees south, to depths of 279 feet. It achieves a length of 41 inches. While the adults are overall brownish with faint suggestions of bands, the commonly seen juveniles are...

European Brook Lamprey Lampetra planeri
2013-10-14 11:29:50

The European Brook Lamprey (Lampetra planeri), known also as the Brook Lamprey and the Western Brook Lamprey, is a small European lamprey species that exclusively inhabits freshwater. This species shouldn’t be confused with the North American species, Lampetra richardsoni, which is also called the Western Brook Lamprey. This species is the most common of the North European species in...

Japanese Amberjack Seriola quinqueradiata
2013-10-09 11:40:25

The Japanese Amberjack (Seriola quinqueradiata), known also as the yellowtail, is a bony fish belonging to the family called Carangidae. It’s native to the northwest Pacific Ocean from Japan to Hawaii and Baja California. It is greatly appreciated within Japan, where it is called Hamachi or buri. They are eaten either raw or cooked, and are a seasonal favorite within the cooler months when...

Humpback Anglerfish Melanocetus johnsonii
2013-10-09 11:29:50

The Humpback Anglerfish (Melanocetus johnsonii), or common black devil, is a deep-sea anglerfish belonging to the family Melanocetidae, found in tropical to temperate portions of all oceans at depths of up to 6,600 feet. Male humpback angler fish are much smaller in size compared to the females, being no more than 3 centimeters long, whereas the female usually achieves a length of 7 inches...

Ichthyology
2013-10-02 13:31:45

Ichthyology is the study of fish that focuses on many types of fish including cartilaginous fish, jawless fish, and skeletal fish. This branch of zoology can be associated with marine biology and fisheries science, as well as other areas of study. Ichthyologists, those who practice ichthyology, have discovered more than 32,200 species of fish, and it is thought that they discover 250 new...

Rosy feather star Antedon bifida
2013-04-27 07:35:37

The Rosy feather star is a species of starfish in the Antedonidae family. It is found in North West Europe along the coast. The specific area of the coast is between the Shetland Islands south to Portugal. There have been sightings in Algeria, Tunisia, West Africa and Venezuela. The Western and Eastern coasts of the British Isles has a climate that promotes the growth of the Antedon bifida. It...

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