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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...

Needlefish
2007-02-25 21:01:38

Needlefish (family Belonidae) are piscivorous fish primarily associated with shallow marine habitats or the surface of the open sea. Some genera include species found in marine, brackish, and freshwater environments (e.g., Strongylura) while a few genera are confined to freshwater rivers and streams. Needlefish closely resemble North American freshwater gars (family Lepisosteidae) in being...

Longnose Gar
2005-06-08 10:54:18

The longnose gar, Lepisosteus osseus, is a type of primitive ray-finned fish also known as the needlenose gar. This gar's snout is very long and it has a narrow beak which contains many large teeth. Its body is long and cylindrical, and covered with diamond-shape scales. Adults are about 24-40 inches and weigh 1-7 pounds; they have been known to grow to 49 inches and 25 pounds. Food...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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