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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...

Giant Oceanic Manta Ray Manta birostris
2012-12-29 11:07:10

The largest ray in the world is the giant oceanic manta ray. It is found in the open water of all the major oceans of the world. In the eastern Atlantic it can be seen from New Jersey to Uruguay; in the western Atlantic from the Azores Islands to South Africa; in the eastern Pacific from southern California to Peru and in the western Pacific from Japan to New Zealand. It also can be seen in the...

Cownose Ray Rhinoptera bonasus
2012-12-29 10:52:00

The cownose ray is found in the western Atlantic from the coast of Maine to southern Brazil. In the fall schools of 10,000 or more will migrate south to the warmer water of Yucatan, Mexico. The cownose ray is a bottom dweller at depths of up to 70 feet, in brackish (salty) water. As a territorial act the cownose will leap out of the water and land with a loud smack. An adult cownose has a...

Bull Ray Pteromylaeus bovinus
2012-12-27 16:11:25

The bull ray is found in the warm coastal waters, lagoons, and estuaries of Europe and Africa, mainly in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Black Sea, and Mediterranean Sea. The full distribution of this species is unclear. It swims both near the surface and on the bottom to feed in small groups at depths of 200 ft or more, sometimes leaping out of the water. Occasionally it is called a...

Silver Arowana Osteoglossum bicirrosum
2012-12-26 17:27:47

The silver arowana is native to South America in the Amazon, Rupununi, and Oyapock rivers. It is a freshwater fish that is commonly kept in aquariums. This fish will spend most of its adult life swimming near the surface feeding. It is also very aggressive towards other silver arowana. The silver arowana is a bony fish that has a long body and very large scales. Both top and bottom fins...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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