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Tiny New Catfish Species Discovered In Rio Paraíba Do Sul Basin, Brazil
2013-07-09 10:53:23

Pensoft Publishers Scientists discovered a tiny new species of catfish in the waters of Rio Rio Paraiba do Sul basin, Brazil. The new species Pareiorhina hyptiorhachis belongs to a genus of armored catfishes native to South America where and found only in Brazil. These peculiar fish get their name from their strange elongated mouth barbels that remind of cat's whiskers. The new species is distinguished from others species of the genus by the presence of a conspicuous ridge on the trunk...

2008-07-02 15:00:21

This week's subject, which was highlighted in a 2007 episode of "Grey's Anatomy," is not for the squeamish: 1. Something in the water: The candiru, also known as the vampire fish and toothpick fish, is a member of the catfish family and is prevalent in the Amazon and Orinoco rivers of South America. 2. Attractive smell: The odor of human urine attracts the candiru. It will follow a stream of urine, swim inside an orifice and use its series of spines to lodge itself in the urethra, where...

2008-06-30 09:02:35

5 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT ... Candiru infestation This week's subject, which was highlighted in a 2007 episode of "Grey's Anatomy," is not for the squeamish: 1. Something in the water: The candiru, also known as the vampire fish and toothpick fish, is a member of the catfish family and is prevalent in the Amazon and Orinoco rivers of South America. 2. Attractive smell: The odor of human urine attracts the candiru. It will follow a stream of urine, swim inside an orifice and use...

2008-06-24 06:02:24

By Desonta Holder, The Miami Herald Jun. 24--This week's subject, which was highlighted in a 2007 episode of Grey's Anatomy, is not for the squeamish: 1Something in the water: The candiru, also known as the vampire fish and toothpick fish, is a member of the catfish family and is prevalent in the Amazon and Orinoco rivers of South America. 2Attractive smell: The odor of human urine attracts the candiru. It will follow a stream of urine, swim inside an orifice and use its series of...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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