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Title: saltwater/ marines

Species #: 1

Common Name: Blue Marlin Scientific Name: Makaira nigricans Kingdom: animalia

Phylum: chordata

Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: istiophridae Geography / Habitat: Marlin are distributed throughout the Atlantic's tropical and temperate waters; they are more populous in the western parts. It is a blue water fish that spends the majority of its life in the open sea, far away from land.

Life Strategy: Marlin breed in late summer and fall. Females may spawn as many as four times in one season. They often release over seven million eggs at once. Few reach sexual maturity. Atlantic blue marlin reaches sexual maturity at the age of two to four years.

Food / Feed Strategy: mackerel, dolphinfish, tuna, sardines, anchovies, herring, squid

Body Form or Style: marlin has two dorsal fins and two anal fins. The fins are supported by bony spines known as rays. The body is blue-black on top with a silvery white underside. Rover Predator

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Swim / Locomotion Style: thunniform Mouth Position: superior

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_blue_marlin#See_also


Title: saltwater/ marines

Species #: 2

Common Name: longbill spearfish Scientific Name: tetrapturus pfluegeri Kingdom: animalia

Phylum: chordata

Class: actinoptergii

Order: perciformes

Family: istiophoridae Geography / Habitat: Atlantic's tropical and temperate waters; they are more populous in the western parts. It is a blue water fish that spends the majority of its life in the open sea, far away from land.

Life Strategy: Marlin breed in late summer and fall. Females may spawn as many as four times in one season. They often release over seven million eggs at once. Few reach sexual maturity. Atlantic blue marlin reaches sexual maturity at the age of two to four years.

Food / Feed Strategy: : mackerel, dolphin fish, tuna, sardines, anchovies, herring, squid

Body Form or Style: marlin has two dorsal fins and two anal fins. The fins are supported by bony spines known as rays. The body is blue-black on top with a silvery white underside. Rover Predator

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Swim / Locomotion Style: thunniform Mouth Position: superior


Citation: http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/fish/saltwater/billfish/longbillspearfish/

Title: saltwater/ marines

Species #: 3

Common Name: sailfish Scientific Name: istiophorus platypterus Kingdom: animalia

Phylum: chordata

Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: istiophoridea Geography / Habitat: living in warmer sections of all the oceans of the world.

Life Strategy: : Marlin breed in late summer and fall. Females may spawn as many as four times in one season. They often release over seven million eggs at once. Few reach sexual maturity. Atlantic blue marlin reaches sexual maturity at the age of two to four years.

Food / Feed Strategy: mackerel, dolphin fish, tuna, sardines, anchovies, herring, squid

Body Form or Style: a characteristic erectile dorsal finknown as a sail, which often stretches the entire length of the back. Another notable characteristic is the elongated bill, resembling that of the swordfish and other marlins. Rover

Predator • Swim / Locomotion Style: thunniform • Mouth Position: superior Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailfish


Title: saltwater/ marines

Species #: 4

Common Name: white marlin Scientific Name: tetrapterus albidus Kingdom: animalia

Phylum: chordata

Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: istiophoridae

Geography / Habitat: white marlin preferred habitat deep blue waters over 330 feet. The white marlin usually migrates to high latitudes in the warm season.

Life Strategy: They reproduce while in the subtropics; spawning in early summer in deep, oceanic waters.

Food / Feed Strategy: Prey items include a variety of fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods

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Body Form or Style: Rover Predator Swim / Locomotion Style: thunniform Mouth Position: superior

Citation: http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/fish/saltwater/billfish/longbill-spearfish/


Title: saltwater/ marines

Species #: 5

Common Name: swordfish Scientific Name: xiphias gladius Kingdom: alnimalia

Phylum: chordata

Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: xiphiidae

Geography / Habitat: The swordfish is found in oceanic regions worldwide,

including the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. It is found in tropical, temperate, and sometimes cold waters Life Strategy: The swordfish is a highly migratory species, generally moving to

warmer waters in the winter and cooler waters in the summer. Food / Feed Strategy: Swordfish feed mostly upon pelagic fishes usually at night.

Swordfish's diet consists of fish such as mackerel, menhaden, bluefish, silver hake, herring, dolphin, butterfish, and occasionally squid.

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Body Form or Style: Rover Predator Swim / Locomotion Style: : thunniform Mouth Position: superior

Citation: http://www.justsportfishing.com/swordfish.html


Title: saltwater/ marines

Species #: 6

Common Name: blue fish Scientific Name: anaoplopoma fimbria Kingdom: animalia

Phylum: chrodata

Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: pomatomidea

Geography / Habitat: Spent bluefish have been found off east central Florida, migrating north

Life Strategy: The Gulf Stream can carry fry spawned to the south of Cape Hatteras to the north, and eddies can spin off, carrying them into populations found off the coast of the mid-Atlantic, and the New England states.

Food / Feed Strategy: Depending on area and season, they favor menhaden and other sardinelike fish, jacks, weakfish, grunts, striped anchovies , shrimp and squid.

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Body Form or Style: fusiform Swim / Locomotion Style: subcarangiform Mouth Position: terminal


Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluefish#Life_history

Title: saltwater/ marines

Species #: 7

Common Name: Atlantic sharp-nose Scientific Name: rhizoprionodon terraenovae Kingdom: animalia

Phylum: chordate

Class: chondrichthyes

Order: carcharhiniformes

Family: carcharhinidae

Geography / Habitat: the Atlantic sharp nose is coastal and even found in surf, shallow flats and streams. They are often in school Life Strategy: Females give live-birth to a litter of 3-7 pups after a gestation period of 1011 months.

Food / Feed Strategy: they feed in small fish and crustaceans.

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Body Form or Style: Swim / Locomotion Style: Mouth Position:


Citation: Title:Saltwater

Species #:8

Common Name: Atlantic Cod Scientific Name: Gadus morhua Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Gadiformes

Family:Gadidae

Geography / Habitat: North Carolina/Virginia Border Coast to Greenland Coast to Northern and Eastern Coast of Europe Coast. Life Strategy:Live in schools

Food / Feed Strategy:Smaller fish

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• Body Form or Style: Small and oval • Swim / Locomotion Style:Side to Side • Mouth Position:Lower Central Face Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod


Title:Saltwater

Species #:9

Common Name: Atlantic bluefin tuna Scientific Name:Thunnus thynnus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Scombridae

Geography / Habitat: Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of North America and Northern Europe

Life Strategy: Live in schools with dolphins

Food / Feed Strategy: Small fish and invertebrates

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Body Form or Style: Oval Shape Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to Side Mouth Position: Front and Center of the face


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_bluefin_tuna Title:Species

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Common Name: Atlantic herring Scientific Name: Clupea harengus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Clupeiformes

Family:Clupeidae

Geography / Habitat: Gulf of Maine, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Irish Sea, Celtic Sea, English Channel, Strait of Denmark, and Bay of Biscay. Life Strategy: Live in schools of several billions of over Atlantic Herring about 4.8 cubic kilometer of the Atlantic Ocean filled with this Herring Food / Feed Strategy: Fish that are smaller than the Atlantic Herring

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Body Form or Style: Long Oval Shape Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to Side Mouth Position: Front and Center of the Face


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_herring Title:SaltwaterSpecies #:11 Common Name: Great white shark Scientific Name: Carcharodon carcharias Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Lamniformes

Family:Lamnidae

Geography / Habitat: Everywhere, but not in the Arctic and Antarctic waters. Deep water

Life Strategy: Not well understood. Probably in a clan, something like a wolf pack.

Food / Feed Strategy: Fur Seals, Sea Lions, Cetaceans, other sharks, and bony fish

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Body Form or Style: Long, Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to Side Mouth Position: Center and under the nose

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_white_shark#Ecology_and_behavior


Title:SaltwaterSpecies #:12 Common Name: Mediterranean moray Scientific Name: Muraena helena Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Anguilliformes

Family:Muraenidae

Geography / Habitat: In the Mediterranean Sea and Eastern Altlantic. Life Strategy:Solitary and territorial eel

Food / Feed Strategy:Crayfish, dead fish, cephalopods, and live fish

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Body Form or Style: Snake like appearance Swim / Locomotion Style:Snake like movement Mouth Position:Front and Center


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moray_eel Title:SaltwaterSpecies #: 13 Common Name: Scalloped Hammerhead Shark Scientific Name: Sphyrna lewini Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Carcharhiniformes

Family:Sphyrnidae

Geography / Habitat: Off of the coast of every continent, but in the extreme north. Never in the deep waters of the

Life Strategy: Live in schools of other hammerhead sharks, not that aggressive

Food / Feed Strategy:They eat stingrays, fish, squid, octopus, and other sharks.

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Body Form or Style: Like a normal shark with a hammerhead Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to Side Mouth Position: Under their hammerhead

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalloped_hammerhead


Title:SaltwaterSpecies #:14 Common Name: OcellarisClownfish Scientific Name: Amphiprion ocellaris Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Pomacentridae

Geography / Habitat: Live in the Indo-Pacific region and the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia. Live in shallow waters, reefs, and lagoon Life Strategy: Live in reef with other clownfish

Food / Feed Strategy: Small fish, plankton, and algae

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Body Form or Style: Small oval shape Swim / Locomotion Style: side to side Mouth Position: Front and center


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocellaris_clownfish Title:SaltwaterSpecies #:15 Common Name: Greatbarracuda Scientific Name: Sphyraena barracuda Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Sphyraenidae

Geography / Habitat: Live in the deep ocean of the world

Life Strategy: Solitary fish, more or less, in habit

Food / Feed Strategy: Ambush of any fish

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Body Form or Style: Long Needle Shape Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to Side Mouth Position: Front and center

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphyraena_barracuda


Title:SaltwaterSpecies #:16 Common Name: Red lionfish Scientific Name: Pterois volitans Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Scorpaeniformes

Family:Scorpaenidae

Geography / Habitat: Indo-Pacific Ocean, Central and Western Pacific, Western Australian Coast Life Strategy: Solitary Fish, only met with other fish for mating.

Food / Feed Strategy:Eat from Late Afternoon to Dawn. Eat about anything

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Body Form or Style: Somewhat oval shape Swim / Locomotion Style: side to side Mouth Position: front and center

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_lionfish


Title:

SaltwaterSpecies #:17

Common Name: Leafy Seadragon Scientific Name: Phycodurus eques Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Syngnathiformes

Family:Syngnathidae

Geography / Habitat: From Kangaroo Island to Jurien Bay to Perth.

Life Strategy:Live with a pair for a time period for mating

Food / Feed Strategy: Mysida, Amphipoda, Plankton, and Larval Fish

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Body Form or Style: Swim / Locomotion Style: Mouth Position: In the long mouth


Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leafy_sea_dragon Title:SaltwaterSpecies #:18 Common Name: Sockeye salmon Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus nerka Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Salmoniformes

Family:Salmonidae

Geography / Habitat: Northern Pacific and rivers. From Washington State to Northern Japan Islands Life Strategy: Live in schools. Move in rivers for spawning in the Spring

Food / Feed Strategy: Eats zooplanktons in rivers and ocean

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Body Form or Style: Long and Rectangle like Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to side Mouth Position: Front and Center

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockeye_Salmon


Title:SaltwaterSpecies #:19 Common Name: Basking shark Scientific Name: Cetorhinus maximus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Lamniformes

Family:Cetorhinidae

Geography / Habitat: Just south of the Arctic Ocean and North of the Antarctic Ocean, sometimes cross the equators

Life Strategy: Live in small schools or completely alone

Food / Feed Strategy: Filter Feeders, planktons

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Body Form or Style: A large version of a shark Swim / Locomotion Style: Move the tail side to side Mouth Position: front and below the eyes


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basking_shark Title:SaltwaterSpecies #:20 Common Name: Southern stingray Scientific Name: Dasyatis americana Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Myliobatiformes

Family:Dasyatidae

Geography / Habitat: from Brazil in the south, to the Virginia/North Carolina Border in the North, and the Gulf of Mexico

Life Strategy: Live in schools for migration, other than that, single or in a pair.

Food / Feed Strategy: Eat small crustacean, mollusk, bony fish, and lancelet

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• Body Form or Style: Disc form • Swim / Locomotion Style: Flips it fins and move the tail side to side • Mouth Position: On the bottom of the stingray Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_stingray


Title:

Saltwater

Species #:21

Common Name: live sharksucker Scientific Name: Echeneis naucrates Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Echeneidae

Geography / Habitat: Live in tropical seas and near coral reefs

Life Strategy: A parasite for other rays, sea turtles, whales, and sharks

Food / Feed Strategy: Feed off the host, so basically any leftovers of the host A

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Body Form or Style: Long, needle shapes Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to side Mouth Position: On top off his head near the front


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echeneis_naucrates Title:

Saltwater

Species #:22

Common Name: Humpback Anglerfish Scientific Name: Melanocetus johnsonii Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Lophiiformes

Family:Melanocetidae

Geography / Habitat: In the deepest parts of the ocean

Life Strategy: Male Humpback Anglerfish attaches to the female because of how small the male is Food / Feed Strategy: Any fish that lures in by the angler

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Body Form or Style: Big globe shape Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to side Mouth Position: Front and center


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpback_anglerfish Title:

Saltwater

Species #:23

Common Name: Ocean Sunfish Scientific Name: Mola mola Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Tetraodontiformes

Family:Molidae

Geography / Habitat: Temperate and Tropical Waters of all oceans.

Life Strategy: Mostly alone, but sometimes see in pairs or large groups

Food / Feed Strategy: Jellyfish, eel grass, small fish, crustacean, small fish, and salps

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Body Form or Style: Oval shape Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to side Mouth Position: Front and center

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_sunfish


Title:

Saltwater

Species #:24

Common Name: Mahi-mahi Scientific Name: Coryphaena hippurus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Coryphaenidae

Geography / Habitat: Off shore temperate, tropical, and sub tropical oceans worldwide

Life Strategy:

Food / Feed Strategy: Flying Fish, crab, squid, mackerel, and other forage fish

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Body Form or Style: Arrow shape with dome face Swim / Locomotion Style: side to side Mouth Position: front and center


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahi_mahi Title:

Saltwater

Species #:25

Common Name: Swordfish Scientific Name: Xiphias gladius Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Xiphiidae

Geography / Habitat: Temperate oceans world wide

Life Strategy: Live alone, if with other fish, at least 33 feet apart

Food / Feed Strategy:mackerel, barracudinas, silver hake, rockfish, herring and lanternfishes by slashing them

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Body Form or Style: oval shape with a point Swim / Locomotion Style: side to side Mouth Position: Under the big nose

Citation:


Title:

Saltwater

Species #:26

Common Name: Tiger Shark Scientific Name: Galeocerdo cuvier Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Carcharhiniformes

Family:Carcharhinidae

Geography / Habitat: Off of all the coast of every continent except for Europe and northern half of North America and Asia. Includes in the middle of the Pacific

Life Strategy: Solitary shark

Food / Feed Strategy: Habit to eat about anything at night

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Body Form or Style: Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to Side Mouth Position: Front and under the nose


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_shark Title:

Saltwater

Species #:27

Common Name: Atlantic blue marlin Scientific Name: Makaira nigricans Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Istiophoridae

Geography / Habitat: Middle Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean

Life Strategy: Solitary Fish

Food / Feed Strategy: Zooplankton, drifting fish eggs, and larvae

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Body Form or Style: Rectangle shape Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to Side Mouth Position: Under the nose


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_blue_marlin Title:

Saltwater

Species #:28

Common Name: European plaice Scientific Name: Pleuronectes platessa Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Pleuronectiformes

Family:Pleuronectidae

Geography / Habitat: Barents Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to the Irish Sea and off the coast of Greenland Life Strategy:Solitary fish

Food / Feed Strategy:EatPolychaete, Crustacean, and Bivalvia at night

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Body Form or Style: Like a circle plate Swim / Locomotion Style: Up and down Mouth Position: Front and on the side


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_plaice Title:

Saltwater

Species #:29

Common Name: Angel Shark Scientific Name: Squatina squatina Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Squatiniformes

Family:Squatinidae

Geography / Habitat: Off the coast of Western Europe, North Africa, Black Sea, Norway, Sweden, Demark, Great Britain, and Ireland. Life Strategy:

Food / Feed Strategy: Ambush large flatfish

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Body Form or Style: Kite shape Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to side and up and down


• Mouth Position: Under the body Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squatina_squatina Title:

Saltwater

Species #:30

Common Name: Small-spotted catshark Scientific Name: Scyliorhinus canicula Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Carcharhiniformes

Family:Scyliorhinidae

Geography / Habitat: Norway to the British Isles to Senegal to the Mediterranean Sea

Life Strategy:Solitary Shark

Food / Feed Strategy: Crustaceans and worms

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Body Form or Style: Long oval shape Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to side Mouth Position: Under the nose and in the front


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small-spotted_catshark Title:

Saltwater

Species #:31

Common Name: Blue-Spotted Grouper Scientific Name: Cephalopholis argus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Serranidae

Geography / Habitat: Indo-Pacific Ocean region, and it is invasive species in other part of the world

Life Strategy: One male with a harem of females. The male will defend his harem

Food / Feed Strategy:Surgeonfish andCrustacean

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Body Form or Style: Missile shape Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to Side Mouth Position: Front and center


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cephalopholis_argus Title:

Saltwater

Species #:32

Common Name: Bull shark Scientific Name: Carcharhinus leucas Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Carcharhiniformes

Family:Carcharhinidae

Geography / Habitat: Live off the Caribbean Islands, Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, Southwest India, central west and east Africa, Persian Gulf, Southern and Eastern USA, and Mexico. Also live in the Amazon River and the coast of Brazil and Ecuador. Life Strategy:Mostly a solitary shark, some hunt in pairs

Food / Feed Strategy:turtles, birds, dolphins, terrestrial mammals, crustaceans and echinoderms

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Body Form or Style: oval shape Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to side Mouth Position: under the nose


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullshark Title: Saltwater

Species #:33

Common Name: Round stingray Scientific Name: Urobatis halleri Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Myliobatiformes

Family:Urotrygonidae

Geography / Habitat: Just North of Panama to of California

Life Strategy: Solitary Fish

Food / Feed Strategy:bivalvemolluscs and polychaete worms

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Body Form or Style: Disc Shape Swim / Locomotion Style: flips it fins Mouth Position: under the body

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urobatis_halleri


Title:

Saltwater

Species #:34

Common Name: Goldband fusilier Scientific Name: Pterocaesio chrysozona Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Caesionidae

Geography / Habitat: West Pacific, Red Sea, East Africa, West India, and East Australia

Life Strategy: Live in massive schools

Food / Feed Strategy: Zooplankton by filter feeding

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Body Form or Style: Rectangle shape Swim / Locomotion Style: side to side Mouth Position: front and center

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldband_fusilier


Title:

Saltwater

Species #:35

Common Name: Coral trout Scientific Name: Plectropomus leopardus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Serranidae

Geography / Habitat: Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and Egypt

Life Strategy: Male fish lives in a territory, but females can enter the territory

Food / Feed Strategy: Smaller Coral Trout, parrot fish, and Damselfish

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Body Form or Style: Oval shape Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to Side Mouth Position: Front and Center

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coral_trout


Title:

Saltwater

Species #:36

Common Name: Lemon Shark Scientific Name: Negaprion brevirostris Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Carcharhiniformes

Family:Carcharhinidae

Geography / Habitat: Tropical and Subtropical Atlantic and Pacific. Central West Africa, off the coast of the Caribbean Islands, Southern Brazil to New Jersey, Baja California, North West South America Life Strategy: They have remoras attached to them. Bottom dweller, solitary to other sharks Food / Feed Strategy: Boney fish with Electroreception

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Body Form or Style: Rectangle shape Swim / Locomotion Style:Side to Side Mouth Position: Front and under the nose


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_shark Title:

Saltwater

Species #:37

Common Name: Salmon shark Scientific Name: Lamna ditropis Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Lamniformes

Family:Lamnidae

Geography / Habitat: North Pacific and the Bering Strait to the Sea of Japan

Life Strategy:Solitary Fish

Food / Feed Strategy: anything that bleeds

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Body Form or Style: Rectangle Shape Swim / Locomotion Style: Side to side Mouth Position: Under the nose


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamna_ditropis Title:

Saltwater

Species #:38

Common Name: Coho Salmon Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus kisutch Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class:

Order:

Family:

Geography / Habitat: From Hokkaido, Japan to Bering Strait near Alaska

Life Strategy: Live in schools

Food / Feed Strategy: Small fish, insects, and plankton.

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Body Form or Style: Oval shape Swim / Locomotion Style: side to side Mouth Position: Front and center

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coho_salmon


Title:

Saltwater

Species #:39

Common Name: Northern Stargazer Scientific Name: Astroscopus guttatus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Uranoscopidae

Geography / Habitat: North Carolina beaches to New York beaches

Life Strategy:Solitary fish live in the sandy beaches

Food / Feed Strategy: Ambush other fishes

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Body Form or Style: dome face and Swim / Locomotion Style: side to side Mouth Position: Upper front part of the face

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Stargazer


Title:

Saltwater

Species #:40

Common Name: Atlantic torpedo Scientific Name: Torpedo nobiliana Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Torpediniformes

Family:Torpedinidae

Geography / Habitat: On the coast north of Brazil to eastern Canada. South West Africa, North West Africa, Mediterranean Sea and the Irish Sea

Life Strategy:Solitary fish, only meet other Atlantic Torpedoes to mate

Food / Feed Strategy: Boney fish, crustaceans, and small cat shark

• Body Form or Style: disc shape • Swim / Locomotion Style: moves it fin • Mouth Position: Bottom of the body Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_torpedo

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Title:

Saltwater

Species #:41

Common Name: Common Tresher Scientific Name: Alopias vulpinus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Lamniformes

Family:Alopiidae

Geography / Habitat: Warm waters except for the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. Also live in the North Sea, Irish Sea, Black Sea, English Channel, and Mediterranean Sea. Plus, just south of Japan Life Strategy:

Food / Feed Strategy: Small schooling bony fishes. Also eat squids.

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Body Form or Style: Fusiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Thunniform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_thresher


Title:SaltwaterSpecies #:42 Common Name: White-spotted puffer Scientific Name: Arothron hispidus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Tetraodontiformes

Family:Tetraodontidae

Geography / Habitat: South East Atlantic Ocean, Indo Pacific, East Pacific. Found in very shallow waters like lagoon Life Strategy: Night time solitary fish

Food / Feed Strategy:coralline algae, molluscs, tunicates, sponges, corals, zoanthids, crabs, polychaete worms, starfish, urchins, krill, silversides

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Body Form or Style: Globiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Ostraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-spotted_puffer


Title:SaltwaterSpecies #:43 Common Name: White seabass Scientific Name:Atractoscion nobilis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Sciaenidae

Geography / Habitat: From Baja California to Juneau, Alaska in deep oceans

Life Strategy: Live in schools of other White Seabass

Food / Feed Strategy: Eats Anchovies and Sardines

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_seabass


Title:SaltwaterSpecies #:44 Common Name: Greenland halibut Scientific Name: Reinhardtius hippoglossoides Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class:

Order:

Family:

Geography / Habitat: Both Pacific and Atlantic oceans in Polar Regions

Life Strategy: Live as a solitary fish

Food / Feed Strategy: Pelagic Organisms in the Bathyal zone

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Terminal Mouth Position: Carangiform

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland_halibut

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Title:SaltwaterSpecies #:45 Common Name: Bigeye tuna Scientific Name: Thunnus obesus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Scombridae

Geography / Habitat: Live in temperate and tropical ocean except for the Mediterranean Sea Life Strategy: Live in schools of other Bideye Tuna

Food / Feed Strategy:Epipelagic and Mesopelagic species

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Body Form or Style: Fusiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigeye_tuna

Title:SaltwaterSpecies #:46 Common Name: Sohal surgeonfish Scientific Name: Acanthurus sohal Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Acanthurus

Geography / Habitat: In the Red Sea at all reefs up to 90 ft.

Life Strategy: Aggressive to species

Food / Feed Strategy: Mostly vegetables, but eat flesh sometimes

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sohal_surgeonfish Title:SaltwaterSpecies #:47 Common Name: Pacific Viperfish Scientific Name: Chauliodus macouni Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Stomiiformes

Family:Stomiidae

Geography / Habitat: Between 200-5000 meters deep Pacific Ocean during the day, night, less than 200 meter

Life Strategy: Solitary fish, only time with other members of the specie is to mate

Food / Feed Strategy: Eat crustacean and small fish

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Body Form or Style: Filiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Anguiliform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_viperfish

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Title:SaltwaterSpecies #:48 Common Name: Moses Sole Scientific Name: Pardachirus marmoratus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Pleuronectiformes

Family:Soleidae

Geography / Habitat: Live in the Red Sea, nowhere else

Life Strategy: N/A

Food / Feed Strategy: Fish that are smaller than it is

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: carangiform Mouth Position: terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_Sole

Title: Saltwater Species #:49 Common Name: Lesser Weever Scientific Name: Echiichthys vipera Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Trachinidae

Geography / Habitat: In the Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, and Mediterranean Sea, in near beaches and at seabed and at the bottom, cover in sand Life Strategy: Solitary fish

Food / Feed Strategy: N/A

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Crangiform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesser_weever Title Saltwater Species #:50 Common Name: Striped burrfish Scientific Name: Chilomycterus schoepfi Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Tetraodontiformes

Family:Diodontidae

Geography / Habitat: West Indies and Florida, sometime found near Cape Cod and NYC

Life Strategy: Mate in July near New Jersey. Solitary Fish

Food / Feed Strategy: oysters, barnacles, mussels, small crabs, and hermit crabs

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Body Form or Style: Globiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Ostraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striped_burrfish

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Title: Freshwater

Species #:51

Common Name: Muskie Scientific Name: Esox masquinongy Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Esociformes

Family:Esocidae

Geography / Habitat: The Great Lakes to the St. Lawrence River to the Tennessee River Valley to the Hudson Bay Life Strategy: Live in small schools in distinct territories

Food / Feed Strategy: Eats crayfish, frogs, ducklings, snakes, muskrats, mice, other small mammals, and small birds

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Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muskellunge Title: Freshwater

Species #:52

Common Name: Northern Pike Scientific Name: Esox lucius Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Esociformes

Family:Esocidae

Geography / Habitat: Majority of Canada, Midwest and Northeast USA, France to Western Russia, Sweden, and the British Isle Life Strategy:Very solitary fish only come to mate with other members

Food / Feed Strategy:Ambush andeats mainly fish, occasion water voles, ducklings,frogs, insects, leeches, perch and sticklebacks

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Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiforms Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_pike


Title:

FreshwaterSpecies #:53

Common Name: Smallmouth Bass Scientific Name: Micropterus dolomieu Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Centrarchidae

Geography / Habitat: Rivers, lakes, streams, and reservoirs

Life Strategy: Live in small groups of other smallmouth bass

Food / Feed Strategy: Crayfish, insects, small fish, and zooplankton

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_mouth_bass


Title:

FreshwaterSpecies #:54

Common Name: Largemouth bass Scientific Name: Micropterus salmoides Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Centrarchidae

Geography / Habitat: Live in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida

Life Strategy: Solitary Fish

Food / Feed Strategy:small bait fish, scuds, small shrimp, insects,smaller fish , snails, crawfish , frogs, snakes, salamanders, bats, even small water birds, mammals, and baby alligators

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Largemouth_Bass Title:

FreshwaterSpecies #:55

Common Name: Rock bass Scientific Name: Ambloplites rupestris Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Centrarchidae

Geography / Habitat: From Quebec to Saskatchewan and from to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Rive to the Mississippi River to Florida

Life Strategy: Live in small groups

Food / Feed Strategy: Smaller Fish, Crustaceans, and insects

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

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Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_bass

Title:Freshwater

Species #:56

Common Name: Australian bass Scientific Name: Macquaria novemaculeata Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Percichthyidae

Geography / Habitat: Coastal Rivers and streams of Eastern Australia

Life Strategy: Mate every decade or two, live in segregated schools

Food / Feed Strategy: Insects, macro invertebrates, pawns, mice, frogs, lizards, and shrimps

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Body Form or Style:

Compressiform


• •

Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_bass Title:FreshwaterSpecies #:57 Common Name: Channel Catfish Scientific Name: Ictalurus punctatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Siluriformes

Family:Ictaluridae

Geography / Habitat: Nearctic Canada to Northern Mexico

Life Strategy:Live at the bottom of rivers

Food / Feed Strategy: Eat about anything, they’re omnivores

Body Form or Style:

depressiform


• Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform • Mouth Position: Terminal Citation:

Title:FreshwaterSpecies #:58 Common Name: Alligator gar Scientific Name: Atractosteus spatula Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Lepisosteidae

Family:Lepisosteidae

Geography / Habitat: Southeast of the USA to Veracruz, Mexico

Life Strategy: Solitary Fish only come in contact with the same specie to mate

Food / Feed Strategy: Ambush any smaller fish

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Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform


Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atractosteus_spatula Title:FreshwaterSpecies #:59 Common Name: Common carp Scientific Name: Cyprinus carpio Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Cypriniformes

Family:Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: Live in Rivers in Europe, Eurasia, and Asia

Life Strategy: Live in small schools

Food / Feed Strategy: Insects, crustaceans, zooplanktons, and benthic worms

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Body Form or Style: Compressiforms Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_carp#Reproduction Title:FreshwaterSpecies #:60 Common Name: Zebra Tilapias Scientific Name: Tilapia buttikoferi Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Cichlid

Geography / Habitat: Western Africa, mostly in Liberia

Life Strategy: Aggressive fish

Food / Feed Strategy: Eat about anything

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform


Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebra_tilapia Title:

Freshwater

Species #:

Common Name: Nile Tilapia Scientific Name: Oreochromis niloticus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Cichlidae

Geography / Habitat: From Egypt to central Africa to Gambia. Intrude in Brazil

Life Strategy: Live in schools; grow up to 2 feet and 9.5 lbs

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivores

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nile_tilapia Title:

Freshwater

Species #:62

Common Name: New Zealand longfin eel Scientific Name: Anguilla dieffenbachii Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Anguilliformes

Family:Anguillidae

Geography / Habitat: Live in rivers and go to breed in the ocean

Life Strategy: Breed in the ocean. Solitary, unless in mating season

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivores, and an opportunistic feeder

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Body Form or Style: Anguilliform Swim / Locomotion Style: Anguilliform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_longfin_eel Title:

Freshwater

Species #:63

Common Name: Siberian sturgeon Scientific Name: Acipenser baerii Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Acipenseriformes

Family:Acipenseridae

Geography / Habitat: Ob River, Yenisei River, Irtysh River, and Lake Baikal

Life Strategy: Live up 60 years old and 214 kg. Mating – Male age starting – 11-24 years Female – 20-28 years

Food / Feed Strategy: Eats benthic organism like crustaceans and larvae

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Body Form or Style: Depressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Thunniform


• Mouth Position: Subterminal Citation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberian_sturgeon Title:

Freshwater

Species #:64

Common Name: Guadalupe bass Scientific Name: Micropterus treculii Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Centrarchidae

Geography / Habitat: Near the Edward’s Plateau in the San Marcos, Colorado, and Guadalupe rivers Life Strategy: Up to 3 lbs. 11 oz., N/A

Food / Feed Strategy: Shad, insects, and Bluegill fish

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_bass Title:

Freshwater

Species #:65

Common Name: Murray Cod Scientific Name: Maccullochella peelii Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Percichthyidae

Geography / Habitat: Live in the Murray River in southeast Australia

Life Strategy:Live up, probably, to 70 years. Mating starts young as 4 to 6 years old. Solitary

Food / Feed Strategy: Eat almost anything smaller than itself. Also an apex predator

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Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carngiform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_Cod Title:

Freshwater

Species #:66

Common Name: Red-bellied piranha Scientific Name: Pygocentrus nattereri Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Characiformes

Family:Characidae

Geography / Habitat: Amazon River Basin in Brazil to Paraguay with Parana and Essequibo River Basin Life Strategy:Solitary, except in mating season in May and April when the male dig a nest for the female

Food / Feed Strategy: Fish, insects, crustaceans, and sometimes larger fish

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform


• Mouth Position: Terminal Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygocentrus_nattereri Title: Freshwater Species #:67 Common Name: Golden shiner Scientific Name: Notemigonus crysoleucas Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Cypriniformes

Family:Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: Live in the weedy part of lakes, ponds, ditches, sloughs, and rivers of North America

Life Strategy: Live in large shoals and reproduce depends on the region in North America

Food / Feed Strategy: Zooplankton, insects, algae, and plants

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform


Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notemigonus_crysoleucas Title:

Freshwater

Species #:68

Common Name: Chinese Algae Eater Scientific Name: Gyrinocheilus aymonieri Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Cypriniformes

Family:Gyrinocheilus

Geography / Habitat: Cambodia, Yunnan Province of China, Laos, and Thailand

Life Strategy: N/A

Food / Feed Strategy: algae at the water bottom

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Subterminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_algae_eater Title:

Freshwater

Species #:69

Common Name: Lake Trout Scientific Name: Salvelinus namaycush Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Salmonidae

Family:Salmonidae

Geography / Habitat: Northern USA and Canada, and introduce in other parts of the world

Life Strategy: Live in schools. The heaviest Lake Trout is 102 lbs.

Food / Feed Strategy: Zooplankton

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Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_trout Title:

Freshwater

Species #:70

Common Name: Bonytail Chub Scientific Name: Gila elegans Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Cypriniformes

Family:Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: Live in rivers in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

Life Strategy: Mate in May or June and July, depend on the region.

Food / Feed Strategy: Eatsmall fish, algae, plant debris, and terrestrial insects

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform


Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonytail_chub Title:

Freshwater

Species #:71

Common Name: Yellow Perch Scientific Name: Perca flavescens Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Percidae

Geography / Habitat: Eastern North America from the Rocky Mountain over. From Canada to the Southeast Life Strategy:Live in schools for spawning and mating early as 1-3 years old

Food / Feed Strategy: Crayfish, Mysid Shrimp, Fish Eggs, invertebrates, and zooplanktons

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform


Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_perch Title:

Freshwater

Species #:72

Common Name: Walleye Scientific Name: Sander vitreus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Percidae

Geography / Habitat: Most parts of Canada and Northern USA.

Life Strategy: Start mating about 4-6 years old. Small groups

Food / Feed Strategy: Smaller Fish

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Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style:Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walleye Title:

Freshwater

Species #:73

Common Name: Eurasian Ruffe Scientific Name: Gymnocephalus cernuus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Percidae

Geography / Habitat: Temperate Europe and Northern Asia, intrude in the Great Lakes

Life Strategy: Mate as early as 1-3 years old. Spawns as much as of 130-200,000 eggs at once Food / Feed Strategy: zoobenthos: chironomids small aquatic bugs and larvae

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruffe Title:

Freshwater

Species #:74

Common Name: Mekong giant catfish Scientific Name: Pangasianodon gigas Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Siluriformes

Family:Pangasiidae

Geography / Habitat: In the Mekong Basin of Southeast Asia, bottom of the waterway

Life Strategy: N/A

Food / Feed Strategy: Anything on the bottom of river that edible

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform Mouth Position:Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mekong_giant_catfish Title:

Freshwater

Species #:75

Common Name: Dabry's sturgeon Scientific Name: Acipenser dabryanus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Acipenseriformes

Family:Acipenseridae

Geography / Habitat: Yangtze River, Qiantang River, Minjiang River and Pearl River.

Life Strategy: Mate 3 or 4 times in their life. The female spawns about 1 million eggs at one time.

Food / Feed Strategy:aquatic insects, larval, diatom and humic substances

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Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style:subcarangiform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acipenser_dabryanus Title:

Freshwater

Species #:76

Common Name: Longnose gar Scientific Name: Lepisosteus osseus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Lepisosteiformes

Family:Lepisosteidae

Geography / Habitat: Mexico, the Great Lakes, Quebec, Southeast USA, and Mississippi River. Live shallow water in vegetation. Life Strategy: Live up to 17-20 years old and weighs from 1.1 to 7.7 lbs.

Food / Feed Strategy: Ambush smaller fishes from shallow water in vegetation.

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Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepisosteus_osseus

Title:

Freshwater

Species #:77

Common Name: Shortnose Gar Scientific Name: Lepisosteus platostomus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Lepisosteiformes

Family:Lepisosteidae

Geography / Habitat: Mississippi, Ohio, and Missouri River, Louisiana, Alabama, and Texas. Live in vegetation of the waterways. Life Strategy: Mate during April to June in 16-20C. Solitary fish

Food / Feed Strategy: Ambush smaller fish, crayfish, insects, and invertebrates


• Body Form or Style: Sagittiform • Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform • Mouth Position: Terminal Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepisosteus_platostomus Title:

Freshwater

Species #:78

Common Name: Tench Scientific Name: Tinca tinca Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Cypriniformes

Family:Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: Western Europe, the British Isles, Eurasia, Lake Baikal, Ob and Yenisei Rivers. Live in muddy rivers within vegetations Life Strategy: Can grow very fast, .25 lbs. in the first year after being born.

Food / Feed Strategy: Eat snails, pea clams, and chironomidae at night

Body Form or Style:

Compressiform


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Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tench Title:

Freshwater

Species #:79

Common Name: Warmouth Scientific Name: Lepomis gulosus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Centrarchidae

Geography / Habitat: Southern Mississippi River, South Canada, Chesapeake Bay, Rio Grande, Gulf of Mexico, and Atlantic Ocean.

Life Strategy: Mate during May to July. Males will defend eggs till hatch in 5 days. Live about 3-8 years old Food / Feed Strategy: Insects, crayfish, and other fishes

Body Form or Style: Compressiform


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Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warmouth Title:

Freshwater

Species #:80

Common Name: Redbreast Sunfish Scientific Name: Lepomis auritus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Centrarchidae

Geography / Habitat: Eastern Canada and United States. Lived in Vegetated and rocky waterways Life Strategy: Mate in the fall in 16-21C. Males will guard the eggs and possible after they hatch.

Food / Feed Strategy: Eat snails, insects, and other small invertebrates

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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal


Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redbreast_sunfish

Title:

Freshwater

Species #:

Common Name: Flier Scientific Name: Centrarchus macropterus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Centrarchidae

Geography / Habitat: From southern Illinois to Texas to the Potomac River. Live in muddy bottom parts of the body of water Life Strategy: Live up to 5 years and 1 foot in length. Weigh up 19 oz.

Food / Feed Strategy: Smaller animals at the bottom of water


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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrarchus Title:

Freshwater

Species #:82

Common Name: Chinese paddlefish Scientific Name: Psephurus gladius Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Acipenseriformes

Family:Polyodontidae

Geography / Habitat: Middle or lower part of the Yangtze River

Life Strategy: Age of 7 or 8 years old will start mating. Up to 2 meters and weighs up to 25 kg Food / Feed Strategy: Other fishes, crabs, and crayfish

Body Form or Style:

Sagittiform


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Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: Title:

Freshwater

Species #:83

Common Name: American Paddlefish Scientific Name: Polyodon spathula Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Acipenseriformes

Family:Polyodontidae

Geography / Habitat: In the Great Lakes of the Midwest and up to Canada

Life Strategy: Up to 7 feet and 220 lbs.

Food / Feed Strategy: Zooplankton, bivalvia, and crustaceans.


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Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Paddlefish Title:

Freshwater

Species #:84

Common Name: Wels catfish Scientific Name: Silurus glanis Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Siluriformes

Family:Siluridae

Geography / Habitat: Central, Southern, Eastern Europe in slow moving and deep fresh and brackish water Life Strategy: Almost to 10 feet and 330 lbs. Females can produce 30000 eggs

Food / Feed Strategy:Eatsannelid worms, gastropods, insects, crustaceans, and fish including other wels catfishes, and the larger ones eat aquatic birds, frogs, mice, and rats


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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wels_catfish Title:

Freshwater

Species #:85

Common Name: Gilt Darter Scientific Name: Percina evides Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family:Percidae

Geography / Habitat: From Mississippi River to Northern Alabama to New York to Northern Arkansas. Life Strategy: From 70-80mm long. Females produce 300-400 eggs

Food / Feed Strategy: N/A

Body Form or Style:

Compressiform


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Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percina_evides Title:

Freshwater

Species #:86

Common Name: White Bass Scientific Name: Morone chrysops Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Moronidae

Geography / Habitat: Widely across the Midwest and small amount in some rivers near by like the Arkansas River, Lake Erie, and Lake Poinsett Life Strategy: They mate during Mid-March to Late May. They spawn between 242,000 to 933,000 eggs in one season Food / Feed Strategy: calanoid copepods, cyclopoid copepods, daphnia, and leptodora by sight


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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_bass Title:

Freshwater

Species #:87

Common Name: Lake sturgeon Scientific Name: Acipenser fulvescens Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Acipenseriformes

Family: Acipenseridae

Geography / Habitat: Near the bottoms of rivers and lakes in North America

Life Strategy: Grew up to 9 feet and 336 lbs.

Food / Feed Strategy: Insects, larvae, and Small Fishes by it taste buds near the mouth


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Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform Mouth Position: Subterminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_sturgeon Title:

Freshwater

Species #:88

Common Name: Blue Catfish Scientific Name: Ictalurus furcatus Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Ictaluridae

Geography / Habitat: Near the bottom of the Mississippi River, Lake Marion, Lake Moultries, James River, Powerton Lake, and Santee Cooper Life Strategy: Grow up 65 inches and 150 lbs.

Food / Feed Strategy: Crayfish, mussels, frogs, and other aquatic animals


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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_catfish Title:

Freshwater

Species #:89

Common Name: Sauger Scientific Name: Sander canadensis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Percidae

Geography / Habitat: West of Appalachian Mountain from Southern Canada to south and west Life Strategy: Start mating from 2-5 years old. Never travel from 10 to 600 km. from where they were the birth place. Food / Feed Strategy: They eat invertebrates and small fishes


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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauger Title:

Freshwater

Species #:90

Common Name: Bigmouth Buffalo Scientific Name: Ictiobus cyprinellus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Catostomidae

Geography / Habitat: Live from the Great Lake to the Southeast of the United States. They can live in low dissolved oxygen water. Also live in some parts of Canada Life Strategy: Spawn in the spring months of April to June. They can mate as young as 2 years. They can live up to 20 years old Food / Feed Strategy: They eat cladocera, copepods, algae, Chironomidae, ostracods, and other insect


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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigmouth_buffalo Title:

Freshwater

Species #:91

Common Name: Zebrafish Scientific Name: Danio rerio Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: streams in southeastern Himalayas. Also live in the Ganges River. They live in slow moving waters Life Strategy: They spawn every 2-3 days. They usually live up to 2-3 years, sometimes 5 years Food / Feed Strategy: They eat zooplankton, insects, insect larvae, and phytoplankton


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Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danio_rerio Title:

Freshwater

Species #:92

Common Name: sheatfishes Scientific Name: Wallago attu Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluridae

Family: Wallago

Geography / Habitat: They live in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Indonesia. They live in lakes and rivers Life Strategy: They can live up to 8 feet long

Food / Feed Strategy: Eat frogs, smaller fish, and in legend, small ducks, dogs, and small childern


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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallago_attu Title:

Freshwater

Species #:93

Common Name: Silver carp Scientific Name: Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: Live in North and Northeast Asia.

Life Strategy: N/A

Food / Feed Strategy: They eat planktons by filter feeding


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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_carp Title: Freshwater

Species #:94

Common Name: Giant freshwater stingray Scientific Name: (Himantura chaophraya Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordate

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Myliobatiformes

Family: Dasyatidae

Geography / Habitat: They live in Southeast Asia like Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. They live in the bottom of the body of water Life Strategy: Weigh up to just over a half a ton. Males can grow up to 3.6 ft wide

Food / Feed Strategy: They eat benthic fishes and invertebrates.


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Body Form or Style: Depressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Thugniform Mouth Position: Subterminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_freshwater_stingray Title:

Freshwater

Species #:95

Common Name: Brook Trout Scientific Name: Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Salmonidae

Family: Salmonidae

Geography / Habitat: In the Appalachian Mountains from Georgia to Canada to Iowa. They live in very heavily vegegation Life Strategy: Female may be spawn by one or more male. The female lays the eggs and the eggs will hatch between 95-100 days

Food / Feed Strategy: They eat crustaceans, frogs and other amphibians, insects, molluscs, smaller fish, invertebrates, and even small aquatic mammals. They ambush them


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Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brook_trout Title:

Freshwater

Species #: 96

Common Name: Koi Scientific Name: Cyprinus carpio haematopterus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: Live in ponds and rivers for decoration purpose. Live in the middle of the body of water. Life Strategy: Live in small schools. They can live depending on the treatment by the owners. They are breed for decoration purpose only Food / Feed Strategy: They eat pellets, peas, lettuce, and watermelons


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Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koi Title:

Freshwater

Species #:97

Common Name: Golden perch Scientific Name: Macquaria ambigua Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Percichthyidae

Geography / Habitat: They live in the Murray and Darling River at the

Life Strategy: Females live longer and bigger than males. Females spawn half a million eggs. The eggs will hatch in a day to day and half. The longest record living Golden Perch is 26 years old

Food / Feed Strategy: They eat yabbies, shrimp, frogs, small fish and aquatic invertebrates.


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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_perch Title:

Freshwater

Species #:98

Common Name: Leopard bush fish Scientific Name: Ctenopoma acutirostre Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Anabantidae

Geography / Habitat: In the Congo River basin and live all types of freshwater body of water

Life Strategy: Can grow up to 8 to 20 cm long in several years

Food / Feed Strategy: Anything that can fit in its mouth


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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ctenopoma_acutirostre Title: Freshwater

Species #:99

Common Name: Clown loach Scientific Name: Chromobotia macracanthus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Cobitidae

Geography / Habitat: Live in Sumatra and Borneo in clear streams for 4-5 months and brackish waters for 7-8 months

Life Strategy: Can grow as long as 7 to 16 inches. Live in 77-86°F

Food / Feed Strategy: They eat worms, brine shrimp, small snails


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Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botia_macracanthus Title:

Freshwater

Species #:100

Common Name: Grass Crap Scientific Name: Ctenopharyngodon idella Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: lakes, ponds, pools and backwaters of large rivers. Cultivated in China, Introduced in Europe, North America, and New Zealand

Life Strategy: Live as old as 9 – 11 years old, heavy as 40 lbs, 3.9 ft long

Food / Feed Strategy: Eat mostly aquatic plants, sometime eats detritus, invertebrates, and insects


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Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grass_carp Title: Saltwater Invertebrates

Species #: 101

Common Name: Bairdi Crab Scientific Name: Chionoecetes bairdi Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Oregoniidae

Geography / Habitat: Bottom of the Bering Sea between Russia and Alaska

Life Strategy: Live in schools. Live up to a decade and 1 to 4 lbs. Eggs will hatch in about a year Food / Feed Strategy: They eat plankton that live at the bottom of Bering Sea


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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chionoecetes_bairdi Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 102

Common Name: Snow Crab Scientific Name: Chionoecetes opilio Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Oregoniidae

Geography / Habitat: Shelf depth at Northwest Atlantic and North Pacific

Life Strategy: Live in schools. They can grow as big as 5.9 inches.

Food / Feed Strategy: crustaceans, bivalves, brittle stars, polychaetes, and even phytobenthos and foraminiferans


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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chionoecetes_opilio Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 103

Common Name: Turtle Crab Scientific Name: Cryptolithodes sitchensis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Lithodidae

Geography / Habitat: Coastal regions of the eastern Pacific Ocean. The range is from Alaska to southern California. They live in 56 ft in the intertidal zone Life Strategy: They live alone.

Food / Feed Strategy: They eat Coralline algae


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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptolithodes_sitchensis Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 104

Common Name: Red crab Scientific Name: Paralithodes camtschaticus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Lithodidae

Geography / Habitat: the live at the bottom of the Bering Sea between Russia and Alaska

Life Strategy: They live a large school of other red crabs. Their leg span can grow as big as 5.9 ft. Their carapace can be big as 11 in. Food / Feed Strategy: They eat planktons at the bottom of the Bering Sea


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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralithodes_camtschaticus Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 105

Common Name: Blue King Crab Scientific Name: Paralithodes platypus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Lithodidae

Geography / Habitat: They live near St. Matthew Island, the Pribilof Islands, and the Diomede Islands, Alaska Life Strategy: They live in schools. They reproduce in Late March to Early May

Food / Feed Strategy: They eat planktons at the bottom of the sea.


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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralithodes_platypus Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 106

Common Name: Sand Fiddler Crab Scientific Name: Uca pugilator Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Ocypodidae

Geography / Habitat: East coast of the United States and the West coast of Africa

Life Strategy: Found in the thousands to millions in a marshes and beaches.

Food / Feed Strategy: They salvage algae, microbes, fungus, or other decaying detritus


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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uca_pugilator Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 107

Common Name: Atlantic Horseshoe Crab Scientific Name: Limulus polyphemus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Merostomata

Order: Xiphosura

Family: Limulidae

Geography / Habitat: Continental shelf in the winter, the shore in the late spring. Gulf of Mexico to the Northern US Coast Life Strategy: Mate in late spring, but go to the continental shelf in the winter

Food / Feed Strategy: They eat mollusks, annelid worms, other benthic invertebrates, and bits of fish


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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limulus_polyphemus Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 108

Common Name: American lobster Scientific Name: Homarus americanus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Nephropidae

Geography / Habitat: From Labrador Island to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. At the bottom of the Atlantic Life Strategy: Mating after the molting period, which takes 10-20 days long.

Food / Feed Strategy: They eat planktons at the bottom of the Atlantic


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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_lobster Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 109

Common Name: Common Octopus Scientific Name: Octopus vulgaris Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopod

Order: Octopoda

Family: Octopodidae

Geography / Habitat: They live from Mediterranean Sea and the southern coast of England to at least Senegal in Africa, the Azores, Canary Islands, and Cape Verde Islands Life Strategy: They can grow as big as 25 cm long.

Food / Feed Strategy: They eat crabs, crayfish, and bivalve mollusks


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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Octopus Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 110

Common Name: Giant Pacific Octopus Scientific Name: Enteroctopus dofleini Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopod

Order: Octopoda

Family: Octopodidae

Geography / Habitat: They live in the deep parts of the Coastal regions of the Northern Pacific ocean Life Strategy: They can grow up to 14 ft and 33 lbs. They can blend in if threaten by something


Food / Feed Strategy: They eat shrimp, crabs, scallops, abalone, clams, and fish.

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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enteroctopus_dofleini Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 111

Common Name: European squid Scientific Name: Loligo vulgaris Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopod

Order: Teuthida

Family: Loliginidae

Geography / Habitat: Live close to the bottom of the Adriatic Sea, Irish Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and in the eastern Atlantic Ocean from the North Sea to the Gulf of Guinea.

Life Strategy: Females live up to 2 years and males live up to 3 years. Females can produce up to 20000 small eggs in tubes of ten eggs each.


Food / Feed Strategy: They eat fish, crustaceans, and other European Squid

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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Squid Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 112

Common Name: Brown Crab Scientific Name: Cancer pagurus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Cancridae

Geography / Habitat: Live in the bottom of the North Sea and North Atlantic Ocean

Life Strategy: Live in schools of other brown crabs. They mate in the winter and produce a quarter of million to 3 million eggs


Food / Feed Strategy: They eat other crustaceans like squat lobster and mollusks by stalking or ambush.

• Body Form or Style: N/A • Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A • Mouth Position: N/A Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edible_crab Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 113

Common Name: Blue Mussels Scientific Name: Mytilus edulis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Bivalvia

Order: Mytiloida

Family: Mytilidae

Geography / Habitat: They live in the intertidal zone of most coastal regions

Life Strategy: The male send the sperm in the water to find the eggs. Only 1% will survive to reach the eggs


Food / Feed Strategy: They eat any some animal that can pass through their filter in their mouth

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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_mussel Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 114

Common Name: Humboldt Squid Scientific Name: Dosidicus gigas Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopod

Order: Teuthida

Family: Ommastrephidae

Geography / Habitat: Eastern Pacific Ocean, as deep as 660 to 2300 ft. They live from Alaska in the north to South America in the south

Life Strategy: Live in shoals up to 1200. They can swim up to 15 mph. They can think a lot better than marine species


Food / Feed Strategy: They eat small fish, crustaceans, cephalopods, and copepods by ambush. Sometime eat each other

• Body Form or Style: N/A • Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A • Mouth Position: N/A Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humbolt_Squid Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 115

Common Name: European Lobster Scientific Name: Homarus gammarus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Nephropidae

Geography / Habitat: They live in the Black and Mediterranean Sea and Eastern Atlantic Ocean at the bottom of them. Life Strategy: They mate after molting and in the summer time. They mate at 3.1 to 3.3 inch or smaller.


Food / Feed Strategy: They eat crabs, molluscs, sea urchins, starfish and polychaete worms

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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homarus_gammarus Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 116

Common Name: giant tiger prawn Scientific Name: Penaeus monodon Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Penaeidae

Geography / Habitat: from east coast of Africa to Northern Australia to Japan at the bottom of the ocean Life Strategy: From 8-12 inches long and weighing from 3.5 to 11 ounces. Females are the upper end and the males at the lower end.


Food / Feed Strategy: N/A

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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penaeus_monodon Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 117

Common Name: Blue Lobster Scientific Name: Panulirus versicolor Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Palinuridae

Geography / Habitat: Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and Persian Gulf in the intertidal zones of the coastal Life Strategy: Grow up to a foot to 16 inches long. Solitary lobster and live in small caves, only meet other Blue Lobsters for mating Food / Feed Strategy: They eat carrions, crustaceans, arthropods, and small fishes


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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panulirus_versicolor Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #:118

Common Name: Calico Crab Scientific Name: Hepatus epheliticus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Aethridae

Geography / Habitat: Shallow waters of the Atlantic Ocean from Chesapeake Bay to Dominica Republic

Life Strategy: They have 3 inch wide shell. Live in the intertidal zone of 151 feet deep.


Food / Feed Strategy: N/A

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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatus_epheliticus Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 119

Common Name: ? Scientific Name: Mictyris longicarpus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class:

Order:

Family:

Geography / Habitat: Intertidal zone of beaches from Singapore to Bay of Bengals to Australia Life Strategy: Buried them self in the beach in high tide. Come out with the rest of the “Army” of other Mictyris longicarpus


Food / Feed Strategy: They eat detritus, diatom, gastropoda eggs, and Nematode

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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mictyris_longicarpus Title:

Saltwater invertebrate

Species #: 120

Common Name: red rock crab Scientific Name: Grapsus grapsus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Grapsidae

Geography / Habitat: From the coast of Mexico in the North to Northern Peru in the south. Life Strategy: Grew up to 3.1 inches. Adult coloring varies, but the youth have black or dark brown for lava


Food / Feed Strategy: They eat algae, sometime eat plants and dead animals

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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapsus_grapsus Title:

Freshwater invertebrate

Species #: 121

Common Name: Tasmanian giant freshwater crayfish Scientific Name: Astacopsis gouldi Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Parastacidae

Geography / Habitat: Tasmanian Rivers north to the Bass Strait except for Tamar. They live at the bottom of the body of waters

Life Strategy: One male with several females in a harem. Live up to 40 years old. They can live in waters with high oxygen content


Food / Feed Strategy: They eat rotting wood, fish flesh, leaves, and insects.

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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasmanian_giant_freshwater_crayfish Title:

Freshwater invertebrate

Species #: 122

Common Name: white-clawed crayfish Scientific Name: Austropotamobius pallipes Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Astacidae

Geography / Habitat: From the Balkan Peninsula to Spain to the British Isles. They live at the banks of rivers in tree trunks and rocks. Life Strategy: They live in very acidic body of waters. They grow up to 5 inches long.


Food / Feed Strategy: They forage for food near rocks and tree trunks

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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austropotamobius_pallipes Title:

Freshwater invertebrate

Species #: 123

Common Name: Common yabby Scientific Name: Cherax destructor Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Parastacidae

Geography / Habitat: Live in all of Australia at the bottom of the waters.

Life Strategy: They live in 61 Degree Fahrenheit. They live in burrows.


Food / Feed Strategy: They eat algae, fishes, and small animals at night

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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherax_destructor

Title:

Freshwater invertebrate

Species #: 124

Common Name: tadpole shrimp Scientific Name: Triops cancriformis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class:

Order: doesn’t show

Family:

Geography / Habitat: They live in Northern Italy, United Kingdom, France, and Most of Eastern Europe Life Strategy: They mature in about two weeks after hatching from the eggs. The females have both sexual organs due to lack of males in population. They can grow up to 4.3 inches long.


Food / Feed Strategy: N/A

• Body Form or Style: N/A • Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A • Mouth Position: N/A Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triops_cancriformis

Title:

Freshwater invertebrate Species #: 125

Common Name: faucet snail Scientific Name: Bithynia tentaculata Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Gastropoda

Order: doesn’t show

Family: Bithyniidae

Geography / Habitat: They live in Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Poland, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Slovakia, British Isles: Great Britain and Ireland. They prefer slow moving body of waters Commonly found in freshwater ponds, shallow lakes,  and canals. This species is found on the substrate in fall and winter


Life Strategy: They live for 17-39 months long. They can produce as much as 347 eggs at once in 1-77 eggs groups Food / Feed Strategy: They filter algae and larvae.

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Body Form or Style: N/A Swim / Locomotion Style: N/A Mouth Position: N/A Citation: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=987


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