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Needlenose fish
2007-02-25 21:03:04

The Needlenose fish, Xenentodon cancila is the sole member of its genus and one of the relatively few Needlefish that spends its entire life in freshwater habitats, rarely traveling through brackish or marine waterways. It is known to feed exclusively on small crustaceans. In the aquarium Some species of needlefish inhabit brackish and freshwater environments, and one of the freshwater...

Aphyonidae
2007-02-21 16:28:08

Aphyonidae is a family of eel-like fishes in the order Ophidiiformes. They are found in tropical and subtropical waters throughout the world. They are small deep-sea fishes, found down to 3.11 mi (5,000 m). There are 22 species in 6 genera.

Long-tailed thresher shark
2007-02-13 15:12:30

The long-tailed thresher shark, Alopias vulpinus, is a thresher shark inhabiting tropical and temperate waters worldwide. Like all thresher sharks, it has a very long upper lobe of the caudal fin, sometimes as long as the body. Its body is brown or grey with a white underside. They can grow to about 25 ft in length and 750 lb. Thresher sharks often hunt in groups or pairs, stunning their prey...

Bigeye thresher
2007-02-13 15:10:45

The Bigeye thresher, Alopias superciliosus, is a thresher shark of the genus Alopias, found in tropical oceans worldwide, at depths down to 1640.42 ft (500 m). Its length is up to 16.4 ft (5 m) and weight up to 793.66 lbs (360 kg). The Bigeye thresher is a large shark, with very large eyes indicating time spent at unlit depths. It has an indented forehead and large broad pectoral fins, and...

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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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