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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...

African Arowana Heterotis niloticus
2012-12-26 17:21:10

The African arowana is native to the African region of Sahelo-Sudanese, Senegal, Gambia, also in the basins of Corubal, Volta, Oueme, Niger, Benoue, and Nile rivers, Lake Chad and Lake Turkana. This species is also found in parts of eastern Africa. The young live in swampy areas where there is an abundant supply of aquatic vegetation, while the adult live in the open water of lakes and rivers....

Hawaiian Flagtail Kuhlia sandvicensis
2012-12-26 06:21:13

During the day Hawaiian flagtail (locally known as Aholehole) huddle in schools around the top of reefs and along drop-offs where turbulent water creates bubbles hiding them from predators in and around the Hawaiian Islands. Young flagtails will form schools in the shallow water near sandy beaches, mouths of streams, tide pools, and brackish water (salt and fresh water combined). At night the...

Airbreathing Catfish Clarias gariepinus
2012-12-25 12:26:23

Air breathing catfish or clariids are all fresh water fish found mainly in Africa, but also can be found in Syria, southern Turkey, and Southeast Asia. There are 14 different groups and 100 different species of clariids. Clariids have an elongated body with a long dorsal fin (top fin) and a long anal fin (bottom fin). Around the mouth there are 4 barbels (whiskers) and the clariids are the...

West African Lungfish Protopterus annectens
2012-12-25 12:16:41

West African Lungfish thrive in fresh water in the West African countries of Senegal, Niger, Gambia, Volta and Chad basins, where the water temp ranges from 77 to 86 degrees. They also can be found in tributaries of the Chari River in Western Sudan. It is eel-like in looks with a long slender body containing 34 - 37 pairs of ribs. The body can be 9 - 15 times the length of its head with...

Marbled Lungfish Protopterus aethiopicus
2012-12-25 12:06:57

The marbled lungfish is found mainly in the Nile river, in the northeastern continent of Africa. It also is found in such lakes as the Albert, Edward, Tanganyika, Victoria, Nabugabo, No and Kyoga, all centrally located in Africa at the southern end of the Nile. They live in the shallow areas of these lakes, streams, rivers, and swamps. During the dry season, many of the areas will dry up and...

Koran Angelfish Pomacanthus semicirculatus
2012-12-25 11:58:23

The Koran angelfish is better known as the semicircle angelfish (pomacanthus semicirulatus). This fish is mainly found in the Indo-Pacific region from the east coast of Africa to the east coast of Fiji and Japan, and from the east coast of Australia to New Caledonia. Since 1999 it has occasionally been seen off the coast of Florida, and since 2005 around Oahu, Hawaii. The adult...

Black Sea Bass Centropristis striata
2012-09-03 08:39:55

The black sea bass or the Centropristis striata is a saltwater grouper fish found more commonly in the northern ranges than in the southern ranges. It can be found near the coasts of Maine down to Northeast Florida and around to the Gulf of Mexico. The fish spread from the bays and sounds to offshore in deep waters. The black sea bass has been found in waters as deep as 425 feet. They group and...

Black Carp Mylopharyngodon piceus
2012-09-03 08:32:03

The black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) is one of the most sought after fish in China. It is one of the top four elite fish along with silver, bighead, and grass carps.  The black carp is the only species of the genus Mylopharyngodon . It is a cyprinid fish found in China with its two main purposes being for food and for Chinese Medicine. The black carp is a rather large fish that can grow up...

Barbeled Houndshark Leptocharias smithii
2012-09-03 08:24:18

The Barbeled houndshark (Leptocharias smithii) is a species of bottom dwelling shark and sole member of the Leptochariidae family. It is a fish found in the Atlantic Ocean, inhabiting coastal waters of Africa from Mauritania to Angola and found at depths up to 246 feet. It is occasionally found as far north as the Mediterranean Sea. Its habitat is typically muddy water around river mouths....

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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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