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Goldribbon Soap Fish
2008-06-16 14:23:16

The Goldribbon Soap fish (Aulacocephalus temminckii), is a large marine fish of the grouper family, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from South Africa to Japan, and New Zealand where it is at its southernmost limit. Its depth range is between 65 and 400 feet. It inhabits caves and crevices in rocky reefs. The body coloring is deep blue, with a yellow band on each side from the snout through...

Oriental flying gurnard
2007-04-13 19:54:45

The Oriental flying gurnard, Dactyloptena orientalis, is a flying gurnard of the family Dactylopteridae found in the Indo-Pacific Oceans at depths down to 328.08 ft (100 m). Their length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm). The oriental flying gurnard has huge, round pectoral fins. The fins are usually held against the body, but when threatened they can expand the 'wings' to scare off a predator....

Spotted garden-eel
2007-04-05 00:11:48

The Spotted garden-eel, Heteroconger hassi, is a conger of the family Congridae, found in Indo-Pacific oceans from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Society Islands, north to the Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northwestern Australia and New Caledonia, and throughout Micronesia, at depths of between 22.97 and 147.64 ft (7 and 45 m). Length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm), and the body...

Longfin African conger
2007-04-04 15:20:43

The Longfin African conger, Conger cinereus, is a conger of the family Congridae, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Marquesas and Easter islands, north to southern Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island, at depths down to 262.46 ft (80 m). Length is up to 4.27 ft (1.3 m). The Longfin African conger has flanges...

Ornate butterflyfish
2007-03-26 12:41:13

The Ornate butterflyfish, Chaetodon ornatissimus, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from Sri Lanka to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands, and throughout Micronesia, at depths down to 118.11 ft (36 m). Its length is up to 7.87 in (20 cm). The Ornate butterflyfish is white with...

Raccoon butterflyfish
2007-03-26 12:19:08

The Raccoon butterflyfish, Chaetodon lunula, also known as crescent-masked or Lunule butterflyfish, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands, and also in the southeast Atlantic from East London, South Africa, at depths down to 98.43...

Redtail butterflyfish
2007-03-26 12:10:42

The Redtail butterflyfish, Chaetodon collare, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from the Persian Gulf and Maldives to Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia, at depths down to 49.21 ft (15 m). It can grow up to 7.09 in (18 cm) in length.

Graceful shark
2007-03-13 09:51:56

The graceful shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchoides, is a requiem shark of the family Carcharhinidae, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans between latitudes 21° N and 25° S, from the surface to 164.04 ft (50 m). Its length is up to about 5.25 ft (1.6 m). The graceful shark is a little-known inshore coastal pelagic species, feeding mainly on fishes but also crustaceans and cephalopods. It is...

Samson fish
2007-03-12 22:20:38

The Samson fish, Seriola hippos, a jack of the genus Seriola, is found in the Indo-Pacific Oceans including Australia and straggling to eastern Northland in New Zealand. Its length is between 31.5 and 59.05 in (80 and 150 cm). The Samson fish has a very low spiny first dorsal fin with no gap between it and the second dorsal fin, which has a high pointed anterior part mirrored in the anal...

Bignose Unicornfish
2007-02-13 12:23:15

Naso vlamingii is a tropical fish with common names Vlamingii tang and Bignose unicornfish. Appearance They are relatively large fish in comparison to other fish in the Acanthuridae family easily reaching 23.62 in (60 cm). As a juvenile its coloration is a dingy green with blue spots and lips later changing to a bluer fish with purple markings. While the fish sleeps or when it is...

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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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