Tag Archives: SPECIES

The Barb Fish Species !

The Barb Fish is a little sized cluster of fish that are physically discovered in the freshwater rivers and lakes across the southern hemisphere. There are more than 2,000 known species of barb in all over the world inhabiting the freshwater districts of Africa, Asia and South America. The Barb fish is often transferred to as a freshwater shark, due ...

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Peromyscus

Peromyscus

Peromyscus The genus Peromyscus contains the animal species commonly referred to as deer mice. This genus of New World mice is only distantly related to the common house mouse and laboratory mouse, Mus musculus. Although superficially resembling Mus musculus, Peromyscus species have relatively larger eyes, and also often two-tone coloring, with darker colors over the dorsum (back), and white abdominal ...

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Clown triggerfish

Clown triggerfish

Clown triggerfish Clown triggerfish is a fish which is also known as bigspotted triggerfish and Balistoides conspicillum. These fishes are demersal marine fish belonging to the family Balistidae, or commonly called triggerfish. It is a small sized fish which grows up to 50 cm. Its body is oval in shape and compressed laterally. Clown triggerfish has large head and represents ...

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Angelfish

Angelfish

Angelfish Scientific Name: Pterophyllum scalare Family: Cichlidae Size: 8 inches Temperature: 78 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit Alkalinity: soft, slightly acidic pH: 5.8 to 6.2 Origin: Amazon Basin northward into the coastal rivers of the Guianas Angelfish is a tall fish that can be kept in a community setting, as long as its tankmates are not overly aggressive or habitual fin ...

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Dusky Dolphin

Dusky Dolphin

Dusky Dolphin The dusky dolphin is a species of dolphin found in coastal waters in the Southern Hemisphere. Its specific epithet is Latin for “dark” or “dim”. It is very closely genetically related to the Pacific white-sided dolphin, but current scientific consensus holds they are distinct species. The dolphin’s range is patchy, with major populations around South America, southwestern Africa, ...

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Humpback whale

Humpback whale

Humpback whale The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 metres (39–52 ft) and weigh approximately 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb). The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with unusually long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. An acrobatic animal known for breaching and slapping the ...

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Rainbowfish

Rainbowfish

Rainbowfish The rainbowfish are a family (Melanotaeniidae) of small, colourful, freshwater fish found in northern and eastern Australia, New Guinea, islands in Cenderawasih Bay, and the Raja Ampat Islands. The largest rainbowfish genus, Melanotaenia, derives from the ancient Greek melano (black) and taenia (banded). Translated, it means “black-banded”, and is a reference to the often striking lateral black bands that ...

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New Guinea singing dog

New Guinea singing dog

New Guinea singing dog The New Guinea singing dog is a rare breed which does not bark. It is also known as the New Guinea dingo, Hallstrom dog, bush dingo, New Guinea wild dog and singer. It is a true wild dog once found throughout New Guinea. New Guinea singing dogs are named for their unique vocalization. Little is known ...

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Tiger Cat or Oncilla

Tiger Cat or Oncilla

Tiger Cat or Oncilla Tiger cat is a breed of cat also known as Oncilla. Tiger Cat may also be an erroneous name for the Tiger Quoll. The Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus), also known as the little spotted cat, tigrillo and is a small spotted cat native to montane and tropical rainforests of Central and South America. It is active during ...

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Rhinocerous

rhinocerous, facts

Rhinocerous There are a total of five species of rhinos that exist in the world. Two of these species are found in Africa and three of them are in Asia. Both of the African species have two horns and are either white or black in color. Asian rhinos which includes the Indian and the Javan species are distinctive as they ...

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