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Rosy Bitterling Rhodeus ocellatus kurumeus
2013-02-09 08:49:46

Image Caption: A Japanese rosy bitterling, taken in Japan, 2006. Credit: Book 74/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0) The rosy bitterling is a fresh water fish native to Japan consisting of two distinct species, the R. o. kurumeus and the subspecies R. o. ocellatus. The R. o. kurumeus species of this fish is found only in Japan, whereas the R. o. ocellatus species is also found in...

African Sharptooth Catfish Clarias gariepinus
2013-02-09 08:30:28

Image Credit: WA Djatmiko/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0) The African sharptooth catfish is native throughout Africa, and the Middle East, and in the 1980’s it was introduced all over the world. This catfish lives on muddy bottoms in freshwater lakes, rivers, swamps, man-made habitats, and occasionally found in urban sewage systems. This species is able to crawl across dry...

Silver Carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
2013-02-09 08:21:21

Image Caption: Juvenile silver carp. Credit: Mirko Barthel/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The silver carp is a freshwater fish native to north and northeast Asia. It has been introduced or spread into at least 88 other countries around the world for reasons of aquaculture. It was imported into North America in the 1970’s to control algae growth at wastewater treatment facilities, soon after, the...

Skunk Clownfish Amphiprion akallopisos
2013-02-09 08:01:56

Image Credit: Nick Hobgood/Wikipedie (CC BY-SA 3.0) The skunk clownfish, also named nosestripe anemonefish, is found in shallow inshore reefs where there is a moderate to strong current flow, with a depth range of up to 50 feet. It is generally found in the Indo-Pacific, East Africa, Comoro Islands, Seychelles, Andaman Sea, Sumatra, and in the Java Sea, but has not been observed in Maldives...

Tomato Clownfish Amphiprion frenatus
2013-02-03 09:55:20

Image Caption: Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus) in an aquarium at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden in Columbia, SC. Credit: Lonnie Huffman/Wikipedia (CC BY-3.0) The tomato clownfish is found in reef abundant lagoons, of the Western Pacific around Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, and Palau. This fish will mainly swim amongst the purple anemone within the reef bed. It is also named the bridled...

Ringneck Blenny Parablennius pilicornis
2013-02-02 08:15:35

Image Caption: photographed near Livorno (Tuscany, Italy). Credit: Stefano Guerrieri/Wikipedia The ringneck blenny is found widespread in coastal waters of the Eastern Atlantic around Spain, Portugal, Mowe Bay, and Namibia, also found in the Mediterranean around Morocco and Algeria. In the Southwest Atlantic the ringneck blenny is found off Brazil, Patagonia, and Argentina, and in the...

Pyramid Butterflyfish Hemitaurichthys polylepis
2013-01-30 15:32:54

Image Caption: Pyramid Butterflyfish in Kona, Hawaii. Credit: AquaImages/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) The pyramid butterflyfish is found in tropical waters in the Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Pacific, South-east Asia, Japan, Australia, around the Great Barrier Reef, and Hawaiian Islands. This species often swims in large schools from just below the surface to 130 feet in depth, around steep...

Slender Bamboo Shark Chiloscyllium indicum
2013-01-15 15:46:23

The slender bamboo shark is a bottom dweller found in shallow coastal waters where the ocean floor is sandy or muddy--around bays, inlets, and coral reefs. Found mainly in the Indo-West Pacific waters from the Arabian Sea to India; also in Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines, and Solomon Islands. It is occasionally found in freshwater of the Perak River of Malaysia. The body of this...

Smooth Toadfish Tetractenos glaber
2013-01-15 15:23:28

The smooth toadfish is found strictly along the eastern and southeastern coast of Australia from Queensland to Tasmania. It lives on muddy bottoms in both freshwater and brackish (salty) areas; also it is the most abundant fish in Port Phillip Bay. This fish will often swim in large schools entering estuaries with tide water. The smooth toadfish is a small fish reaching a maximum length of 6...

Barbeled Houndshark Leptocharias Smithii
2013-01-12 08:59:55

The barbeled houndshark is found off the western coast of Africa from Mauritania to northern Angola, occasionally found in the Mediterranean Sea. It lives on the sea floor generally around river mouths where the bottom is muddy at depths up to 246 feet, and the water temperature is 68 - 81 °F. The barbeled houndshark is a very active swimmer having a slender body, long tail, the eyes are...

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