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Severum
2007-03-26 18:40:50

The Severum, Heros severus (previously known as Cichlasoma severum), is a freshwater tropical cichlid native to the Amazon region in South America. It is commonly found in the aquarium trade, often in its gold colored variation rather than the wild-type olive green one. The gold coloration appears to be caused by a single gene and is recessive to the green variation. The severum is also known...

Keyhole cichlid
2007-03-26 18:31:29

The Keyhole cichlid, Cleithracara maronii, is a cichlid native to tropical South America, the only species in the genus Cleithracara. It is a small ovate-bodied fish. It is an omnivore, but primarily feeds on invertebrates. It is a bi-parentally custodial breeder which spawns on flattened rocks, logs or leaves. The Keyhole cichlid can grow up to 11.81 in (30 cm) in the wild, but in an...

Jackass morwong
2007-03-26 13:57:44

The Tarakihi or Jackass morwong, Nemadactylus macropterus, is a morwong of the genus Nemadactylus found off the coast of southern Australia, the Atlantic coast of South America, and all around New Zealand to depths of about 1312.34 ft (400 m). Its length is between 11.81 and 23.62 in (30 and 60 cm). The Tarakihi is similar to the Porae but with a silver body color and a distinctive black...

Neon tetra
2007-03-26 13:26:20

Paracheirodon is a genus of freshwater fish in the characin family (family Characidae) of order Characiformes. The type species is Paracheirodon innesi, the well-known neon tetra, and the Paracheirodon species are among the fishes known as tetras. All species of this genus are native to the Neotropic ecozone, occurring in several rivers and streams in northern South America. The...

Icefish
2007-03-26 13:02:10

The Icefish (or White-blooded fishes) are a family (Channichthyidae) of perciform fish found in the cold waters around Antarctica and southern South America. Their blood is transparent because they have no hemoglobin and only defunct red blood cells. Their metabolism relies only on the oxygen dissolved in the liquid blood, which is believed to be absorbed directly through the skin from the...

Threestripe corydoras
2007-03-12 19:31:53

The Threestripe corydoras (Corydoras trilineatus), leopard catfish, or three line catfish is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the central Amazon River basin in Brazil and Colombia, Peruvian Amazon and coastal rivers in Suriname. It was originally described by Edward...

Corydoras semiaquilus
2007-03-12 19:22:22

Corydoras semiaquilus is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the western Amazon River basin in Brazil and Peru. It was originally described by S.H. Weitzman in 1964. The fish will grow in length up to 2.4 inches (6.0 centimeters). It lives in a tropical climate in...

Schwartzs catfish
2007-03-12 19:16:21

Schwartz's catfish, Corydoras schwartzi, is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the Purus River basin in Brazil. It was originally described by F. Rössel in 1963. The fish will grow in length up to 1.5 inches (3.9 centimeters). It lives in a tropical climate in...

Mosaic corydoras
2007-03-12 19:06:28

The mosaic corydoras (Corydoras haraldschultzi) or reticulated corydoras is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Corydoradinae sub-family of the Callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in Brazil and Bolivia. It was originally described by J. Knaack in 1962. The fish will grow in length up to 2.3 in (5.9 cm). It lives in a tropical climate...

Hairlip brotula
2007-02-25 21:24:20

The Hairlip brotula, Cataetyx messieri, is a brotula of the genus Cataetyx, found around South America from Argentina to Chile at depths of between 656.17 and 4921.26 ft (200 and 1500 m). Their length is between 23.62 and 27.56 in (60 and 70 cm). The Hairlip brotula is a cod-like fish, very similar to the Pink cusk eel, but with an even more pointed tail consisting of the fused dorsal and...

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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