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Giant African Millipede Archispirostreptus gigas
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Giant African Millipede (Archispirostreptus gigas) is a species of millipede found widespread through the lowland areas of East Africa, from Mozambique to Kenya. It rarely reaches altitudes above 3,300 feet. It is found mostly in forests, but can also be found in coastal habitats which contain at least some trees. It is native to Southern Arabia, especially in Dhofar. The Giant...

Sterbas corydoras
2007-03-12 19:35:37

Sterba's corydoras (Corydoras Sterbai) is a member of the South American Corydoras genus of freshwater aquarium catfish and one of the most popular species of Corydoras due to its attractive markings. Sterba's Cory is distinguishable from other Corydoras species as it has white spots on its head from eyes down to snout. It is occasionally confused with Corydoras haraldschultzi; the...

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.