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Fish Can Remember Where They Were Fed 12 Days Later
2014-07-02 03:18:58

It is popularly believed that fish have a memory span of only 30 seconds. Canadian scientists, however, have demonstrated that this is far from true – in fact, fish can remember context and associations up to twelve days later.

2013-09-24 10:49:15

Globalization is breaking down barriers – also for plants and animals on the lookout for new homes.

Antarctica Fish Threatened By Climate Change
2012-02-14 04:19:52

A Yale-led study of the evolutionary history of Antarctic fish and their "anti-freeze" proteins illustrates how tens of millions of years ago a lineage of fish adapted to newly formed polar conditions – and how today they are endangered by a rapid rise in ocean temperatures.

Image 1 - Is 'Coral-Safe' The New 'Organic' Of The Sea?
2011-09-20 10:41:37

Captive breeding could transform the saltwater aquarium trade and save coral reefs.

2011-08-30 18:55:05

One of the world's strangest animals – a unique fish that lives on land and can leap large distances despite having no legs – has a rich and complex social life, a new study has found.

2010-11-04 17:55:45

Researchers have experimentally shown that some species of reef fish will enact punishment on the parasitic saber-tooth blennies that stealthily attack them from behind and take a bite, even though their behavior offers no immediate gain.


Latest Perciformes Reference Libraries

Stargazer, Uranoscopidae
2014-06-09 09:36:03

The stargazer is a family of fish of the Uranoscopidae family. There are about 51 species of stargazer fish in eight genera. They are found worldwide in shallow saltwater. One species of stargazer is extinct, the Astroscopus countermani. A cranium was found of this species in the Calvert Cliffs of Maryland, and is very similar to the living stargazers of today. The stargazer has eyes on top of its large head. The mouth is also large and faces upward. A trait of the stargazer is that it...

Banded Archerfish, Toxotes jaculatrix
2013-10-17 09:59:34

The Banded Archerfish (Toxotes jaculatrix) is a brackish water perciform fish of the archerfish genus Toxotes. Its coloration is silvery and has a dorsal fin towards the posterior end. It has distinctive and semi-triangular markings located along its side. It is best known for its ability to spit a jet of water to “shoot down” its prey. Larger specimens might be able to hit their prey 6 feet 7 inches to 9 feet 10 inches away. The archerfish might reach the displaced prey within 50...

Zebra Tilapia, Tilapia buttikoferi
2009-07-04 15:57:53

The Zebra tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) is a fish inhabitant to West Africa, specifically Liberia. This fish is an African tilapiine cichlid. The Zebra tilapia is a freshwater fish that is inclined to streams and rivers. For both aquatic and nutritious reasons, this fish has been imported and bred all over the world. The Zebra tilapia is a stunning cichlid. It is usually white or yellow with black stripes. This fish varies from light to black based on its mood. The stripes seem to fade...

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2009-01-17 17:56:46

The Leatherjacket Fish (Oligoplites saurus) also known as the Skipjack or Leather Jack, is a species of fish in the Carangidae family. Leather Jack may refer to other fish as well and is loosely used here. This fish inhabits shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and southern Atlantic coast. The Leatherjacket Fish is seldom larger than 12 inches, although there have been reports of such specimens growing longer. The body is slender and compressed. It has a pointed head and large jaws for...

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2007-04-03 00:25:59

Clinids are blennioids, perciform marine fish of the family Clinidae. Temperate blennies, the family ranges from the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, in both the Southern and Northern Hemisphere. The family contains approximately 86 species in 20 genera, the 23.62 in (60 cm) long giant kelpfish (Heterostichus rostratus) being the largest; most are far smaller. With small cycloid scales, Clinid blennies may have a deep or slender build; some members of the family bear the name "snake...

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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
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The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.