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Northern snakehead
2007-03-26 13:10:26

The Northern snakehead (Channa argus) is a fish native to China, Russia, and Korea. In the United States, the fish is considered to be a highly invasive species. The distinguishing features of the northern snakehead are a long dorsal fin, small head, large mouth, big teeth, length up to 40 in (1.0 m), and weight up to 15 lb (7 kg). The northern snakehead is a freshwater species and cannot...

Asian tiger mosquito
2005-09-12 09:50:15

Aedes albopictus (Family Culicidae), the Asian Tiger Mosquito or Forest Day Mosquito, is characterized by its black and white striped legs and small, black and white body. It was native to south-east Asia, and occupied a habitat that spread from Madagascar eastward to New Guinea, and north to the latitude of Korea. The typical member of the Aedes albopictus has a length of about 5 mm. As...

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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