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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...

Psychedelic frogfish Histiophryne psychedelica
2013-03-28 14:20:18

The psychedelic frogfish is found only around Ambon Island, Indonesia at depths of 16 - 23 feet in coral rubble about 66 feet from the shoreline. This fish was discovered in 1992 amongst a shipment of assorted fish that was delivered to the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park. But was not observed or photographed in the wild until 2008. The psychedelic frogfish was named one of the top ten new species...

Little tunny Euthynnus alletteratus
2013-03-28 14:07:39

The little tunny is found widespread in temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. It is the most common tuna and is highly migratory, with a range from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Brazil in the Western Atlantic. In the Eastern Atlantic it is found from Skagerrak to South Africa. The little tunny will form schools close to the shoreline, around inlets,...

Orange Clownfish Amphiporion percula
2013-03-16 08:08:02

The orange clownfish is a popular aquarium fish also known as the percula clownfish. It also is in a class called an anemonefish, because it is widely found around anemone. This association between the clownfish and anemone is one where the clownfish supplies the anemone with food, and the anemone protects the clownfish from predators. The anemone tentacles deliver a venomous sting but the...

Masked Puffer Arothron diadematus
2013-02-17 08:40:40

The masked puffer is found only in the Red Sea among coral rich reefs in depths ranging from 3 - 90 feet. Often found singly where the edge of the reef slopes or crests. The body is olive green or grey having a black mask over the eyes and pectoral fins, with a black border around the mouth. An interesting characteristic of the masked puffer is that it will find a home in a cave or...

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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.