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Japanese Space Agency Puts Fish On The International Space Station
2012-07-31 09:45:28

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It all started in the 1940s when the US sent the first living organisms into space: fruit flies. Since then, everything from mice to cats to dogs to monkeys have gone into space. Even fish have been introduced to the effects of space in the 1970s. And now, the Japanese Space Agency is taking the next big leap by putting fish on the International Space Station (ISS), where they will live in the Aquatic Habitat (AQH), which arrived...

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2009-09-29 12:56:00

There may be plenty of fish in the sea but the medaka knows what it likes. A new study published in the open access journal BMC Biology shows how a single gene mutation that turns Japanese Killifish a drab grey color renders them significantly less attractive to more colorful members of the opposite sex. The medaka, found commonly in Southeast Asia, can be observed in a wide range of colors; from brown, to more uncommon orange and grey variations. Shoji Fukamachi led a team of researchers...


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Medaka, Oryzias latipes
2012-07-31 11:55:28

Medaka (Oryzias latipes), also known as the Japanese killifish, is a species of ricefish and the only member of the Oryziinae subfamily. It is native to Southeast Asia and is a common occupant of rice paddies in coastal Asia. It is amphidromous, meaning it moves between salt and freshwater at some point during life, and for this reason, is found in both ocean and river habitats. This is a small fish, reaching lengths of 0.75 to 1.55 inches. Due to its hardiness and pleasant coloration,...

Medaka, Oryzias latipes
2009-06-18 17:26:54

The Medaka, also known as the Japanese killifish (Oryzias latipes) is part of the genus Oryzias (ricefish) - the only genus in the family Oryziinae. These natives of Southeast Asia are rather small measuring about 1-2 inches. The Medaka is also a native of rice paddies in coastal Asia. Because of the Medaka's enjoyable coloration and hardiness it is a popular aquarium fish. Medaka's coloration ranges from brown or yellow-gold in the wild, to white along with creamy yellow or orange. Since the...

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