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Chilean Sea Bass Dissostichus eleginoides
2013-01-12 08:49:28

The Chilean sea bass is the North American name for the Patagonian toothfish. The Chilean sea bass name derived in 1977 from Lee Lantz, a fish wholesaler looking for a more attractive name for the American fish market. In 1994 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the Chilean sea bass as an alternative name for the Patagonian toothfish. This species is native to the southern...

White-spotted Puffer Arothron Hispidus
2013-01-12 08:14:01

The white-spotted puffer is found around coral reefs, sea grass, tide pools, estuaries, and lagoons. In the South-East Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Pacific Ocean, Red Sea, Japan, Hawaiian Islands, and also off the southern coast of California at a depth of up to 115 feet. The adult is semi-aggressive, territorial, and nocturnal, hiding during the day and feeding at night. When threatened, this fish...

Whitespotted Bamboo Shark Chiloscyllium plagiosum
2013-01-12 08:06:13

This harmless shark is native to the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Indonesia, it is also found in coastal waters from Japan to India. It lives on the ocean floor in shallow areas around coral reefs, hiding during the day and feeding at night. In Taiwan and Madagascar the whitespotted bamboo shark is used for food. Occasionally this species is kept in home aquariums as pets. The young...

Barfish Morone Mississippiensis
2013-01-12 07:50:03

The barfish, also named the yellow bass, is a fresh water fish that is found in the United States. Native to the Tombigbee, Tennessee, Mississippi and Pearl Rivers, it is also found in smaller rivers, pools, basins, ponds, and lakes, from Lake Michigan to the Gulf of Mexico in central areas of the U.S. The body of the barfish is golden yellow in color with black stripes from the back of the...

Yellowfin Tuna Thunnus albacares
2013-01-12 07:32:33

The yellowfin tuna is found in deep off-shore water distributed worldwide in both tropical and subtropical oceans, ranging to depths of 330 ft. The yellowfin can dive to 3,500 feet or more, but generally school in depths 246 feet or less. Although the yellow fin is a deep water fish it will occasionally come to shallower water to feed when water conditions are suitable and food is abundant....

Longnose Butterflyfish Forcipiger flavissimus
2013-01-12 07:21:03

The longnose butterflyfish has a wide distribution range. In the Indo-Pacific it is found in the Red Sea, East Africa, around the Hawaiian and Easter Islands, also from southern Japan to Lord Howe Island, and throughout Micronesia. In the Eastern Pacific it is found in southern Baja California, Mexico and from Revillagigedo to the Galapagos Islands. The longnose butterflyfish can swim alone,...

Bluespotted Cornetfish Fistularia commersonii
2013-01-12 06:56:22

The bluespotted cornetfish can be found on the entire coastlines of the Western Atlantic, Western Africa, and Mediterranean Sea in depths up to 650 ft. This fish lives around sea grass flats and reefs where the sea bottom is soft and often swims alone. The body of the bluespotted cornetfish is long, thin, brown in color, and covered with blue spots. Behind the forked tail it has a trailing...

Viviparous Blenny Zoarces vivaparous
2013-01-03 16:04:17

The viviparous blenny is also called the viviparous eelpout and lives in the cooler waters of the Northeast Atlantic; also in the Baltic, Barents, North, Irish, and White Seas. Ranging to depths of 130 ft., this species inhabits rocky shorelines, tide pools, and occasionally inlets of the English Channel. The viviparous blenny may also be found out of water under seaweed and rocks because of...

Twoline Eelpout Bothrocara brunneum
2012-12-29 15:25:10

The twoline eelpout is native to the deep water between the Bering Sea and Mexico, including Attu Island, also in the north western Pacific from northern Russia to southern Japan. This fish is a bottom dweller called a bathydemersal (below 650 feet) and is found at depths 2,000 - 6,000 feet where a sandy or muddy ocean floor is found. The twoline eelpout is the only eelpout species with two...

Reef Manta Ray Manta alfredi
2012-12-29 11:15:17

The reef manta ray is found in shallow coastal waters around the Indo-West Pacific, The Red Sea, South Africa, Thailand and Western Australia. It can also be found around the southern islands of Japan and from Eastern Australia to French Polynesia, including the Hawaiian Islands. It will normally stay within a few miles of the shoreline around coral and rocky reef areas. The reef manta ray...

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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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