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2008-05-06 14:45:22

Hemirhamphodon (Hemirhamphodon pogonognathus), is a genus of halfbeak found in peaty and lowland forest streams in Southeast Asia. These fish are viviparous and are sometimes kept as aquarium fish, but otherwise have no commercial value. Six species are known, all relatively small, the largest species being about 4 inches in length. This species clearly shows the extended lower jaw that provides halfbeaks with their common name. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-05-06 14:43:02

The Ballyhoo or Bally (Hemiramphus brasiliensis), is a baitfish of the halfbeak family, Hemiramphidae. Ballyhoo are frequently used as cut bait and for trolling purposes by saltwater sportsmen. A big variety of fish love ballyhoo. Its one of the greatest known fish to catch Sailfish on. Ballyhoo is also used in colloquial English to refer to brashness or flamboyance. The term Ballyhoo is used to indicate that one is using any means necessary to inflate an object or idea to a status to...

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  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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