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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...

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...

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...

Leatherjacket Fish
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...

Clinid
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,...

Lanternbellies
2007-02-13 14:53:23

Acropomatidae, also known as the Lanternbellies or the Temperate ocean-basses is a family of perciform fish consisting of 33 marine species. Members of Acropoma are notable for having light-emitting organs alongside their undersides. They are found in all temperate and tropical oceans, usually at depths of several hundred meters. Members of the family are generally small, with some ranging...

Rock bass
2005-06-14 12:42:08

The rock bass (Ambloplites rupestris) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family Centrarchidae of the order Perciformes. It is resident to the Saint Lawrence River"“Great Lakes system as well as the upper and middle Mississippi River basin in North America. It can also be found from Quebec to Saskatchewan in the north down to Missouri and northern Alabama and Georgia in the south....

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.