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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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