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Fish ID Project Gus Ryals nd

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Salt water Marine fish #1-#25


Common Name: Blue Marlin

Species #: 1

Scientific Name: Makaira Nigricans Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Istiophoridae

Geography / Habitat: Gulf of Mexico and Open Ocean

Life Strategy: predatory animal that hunts usually alone only predator is humans

Food / Feed Strategy: feed during the day and usually prey on schools of fish

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

Citation: http://www.myfwc.com


Common Name: Longbill Spearfish

Species #: 2

Scientific Name: Tetrapturus pfluegeri Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Istiophoridae

Geography / Habitat: off shore in deep water

Life Strategy: relatively unknown because they live in the deep

Food / Feed Strategy: eat squid and other small fish

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

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Common Name:

Blackfin Hogfish

Species #: 3

Scientific Name: Bodianus Loxozonus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Eumetazeoa

Class: Acinoptergii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Labridae

Geography / Habitat: Reef, Western Pacific

Life Strategy: Predator, moderately aggressive

Food / Feed Strategy: Carnivorous Diet; brine shrimp

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Boomerang triggerfish

Species #: 4

Scientific Name: Sufflamen bursa Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Tetraodontiformes

Family: Balistidae

Geography / Habitat: Indian Ocean; Central Pacific

Life Strategy: Curious, intelligent, hides and plays well with other fish

Food / Feed Strategy: eats almost anything; worms, bivalves and eggs

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

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Common Name: Blue Angelfish

Species #: 5

Scientific Name: Holacanthus bermudensis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Acinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Pomacanthidae

Geography / Habitat: Tropical Eastern Atlantic

Life Strategy: Aggressive

Food / Feed Strategy: Feeds on sponges and other veggie matter

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

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Common Name: Virgate Rabbitfish

Species #: 6

Scientific Name: Siganus virgatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Acinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Siganidae

Geography / Habitat: Reef, High Brackish of Indo-West Pacific

Life Strategy: Shy, semi-aggressive

Food / Feed Strategy: Feeds mainly on algae

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

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Common Name: Leopard blenny

Species #: 7

Scientific Name: Exallias brevis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Blenniidae

Geography / Habitat: Coral reefs around Australia

Life Strategy: Harmless & docile

Food / Feed Strategy: Ominovore

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

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Common Name: Exquisite Fairy Wrasse

Species #: 8

Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus exquisitus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Acinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Labridae

Geography / Habitat: Reef in the Indo-Pacific

Life Strategy: Semi-aggressive, reefsafe fish

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore

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

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Common Name: Queen Angelfish

Species #: 9

Scientific Name: Holacanthus ciliaris Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Acinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Pomacanthidae

Geography / Habitat: Tropical Atlantic

Life Strategy: Aggressive when juveniles; like hiding spaces

Food / Feed Strategy: Feeds on sponges

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Blackbar triggerfish

Species #: 10

Scientific Name: Rhinecanthus aculeatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Tetraodontiformes

Family: Balistidae

Geography / Habitat: Marine-reef; Western & Eastern Indian Ocean; Western & Eastern Central Pacific and Eastern Central and Southeast Atlantic Life Strategy: Harmless; intimidated by fish own size

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; eats squid, shrimp and other fish

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

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Common Name: Redtoothed triggerfish

Species #: 11

Scientific Name: Odonus niger Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Tetraodontiformes

Family: Balistidae

Geography / Habitat: Indian Ocean & Central Pacific; marine reefs

Life Strategy: Harmless; does not care for fish his own size

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; likes eggs, worms and shrimp

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

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Common Name: Nalolo

Species #: 12

Scientific Name: Ecsenius nalolo Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Blenniidae

Geography / Habitat: Western Indian Ocean & Central Pacific

Life Strategy: Harmless; does not like same size or larger animals

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; eats algae and zooplankton

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

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Common Name: Maroon Clownfish

Species #: 13

Scientific Name: Premnas biaculeatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Pomacentridae

Geography / Habitat: Eastern Indian Ocean to Western Pacific

Life Strategy: highly aggressive; one of the most aggressive clownfish species

Food / Feed Strategy: Feed on shrimp

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Ocean triggerfish

Species #: 14

Scientific Name: Canthidermis sufflamen Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Tetraodontiformes

Family: Balistidae

Geography / Habitat: Marine reef of Western Indian Ocean, Central Atlantic and Central Pacific

Life Strategy: Relatively aggressive; curious and intelligent; enjoys exploring

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; enjoys zooplankton and shrimp

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Green Chromis

Species #: 15

Scientific Name: Chromis viridis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chrodata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Pomacentridae

Geography / Habitat: Indo-Pacific reefs, Eastern Africa and in the Red Sea

Life Strategy: Peaceful; likes to be in schools of five or more fish; hardy fish

Food / Feed Strategy: Krill, brine and Mysis shrimp; Omnivore

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

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Common Name: Golden Anglefish

Species #: 16

Scientific Name: Holacanthus ciliaris Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Pomacanthidae

Geography / Habitat: Western & South Pacific

Life Strategy: Semi-aggressive; not compatible with other members of genus

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; likes algae and meaty foods

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

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Common Name: Solor Fairy Wrasse

Species #: 17

Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus solorensis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Acinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Labridae

Geography / Habitat: Western Central Pacific

Life Strategy: Semi-aggressive; reefsafe fish

Food / Feed Strategy: Carnivore; meaty foods such as shrimp

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

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Common Name: African Flameback Angelfish

Species #: 18

Scientific Name: Centropyge acanthops Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Acinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Pomacanthidae

Geography / Habitat: Western Indian Ocean Reef

Life Strategy: Passive temperament, compatible with most reef species

Food / Feed Strategy: Feeds on marine algae as well as Brine shrimp

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

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Common Name: Social Wrasse

Species #: 19

Scientific Name: Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Acinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Labridae

Geography / Habitat: Indian Ocean & Red Sea

Life Strategy: Semi-aggressive; community fish; he is suicidal

Food / Feed Strategy: meaty foods; Omnivore; shrimp

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Bicolor Angelfish

Species #: 20

Scientific Name: Centropyge bicolor Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Acinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Pomacanthidae

Geography / Habitat: Reef in the Indo-West-Pacific

Life Strategy: Semi-aggressive; compatible with most other fish

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; marine algae and other meaty foods

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name:

Chevron tang

Species #: 21

Scientific Name: Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Acanthuridae

Geography / Habitat: Western & Eastern Central Pacific marine reefs

Life Strategy: harmless; does not care for Bass or Eels

Food / Feed Strategy: Feeds on algae

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

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Common Name: Flame Angelfish

Species #: 22

Scientific Name: Centropyge loricula Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Acinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Pomacanthidae

Geography / Habitat: Western, South and Central Pacific reefs

Life Strategy: Semi-aggressive; especially towards other similarly shaped fish

Food / Feed Strategy: Feeds on algae and meatier foods like Brine shrimp

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

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Common Name: Royal Gramma

Species #: 23

Scientific Name: Gramma loreto Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Acinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Grammatidae

Geography / Habitat: Western & Central Atlantic and Carribean reefs

Life Strategy: Semi-aggressive; can be kept in groups but requires lots of room with adequate hiding spots

Food / Feed Strategy: Plakton, krill and Brine shrimp

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

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Common Name: Convict surgeonfish

Species #: 24

Scientific Name: Acanthurus chronixis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Acanthuridae

Geography / Habitat: Marine reef of the Southeast Atlantic, Indian Ocean & Southern & Central Pacific

Life Strategy: Relatively aggressive; does not care for Lion Fish; should not be kept with similar species

Food / Feed Strategy: Feeds on algae

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Yellow Hogfish

Species #: 25

Scientific Name: Bodianus bimaculatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Acinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Labridae

Geography / Habitat: Indo-West-Pacific reefs

Life Strategy: Semi-aggressive; compatible with other aggressive species; avoid docile tank friends

Food / Feed Strategy: Brine shrimp and black worms

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

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Freshwater fish #26-#50


Common Name: Argus fish

Species #: 26

Scientific Name: Scatophagus argus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Scatophagidae

Geography / Habitat: Fresh & brackish water of Indo-Pacific

Life Strategy: Peaceful; loves to be in schools

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Akar betta

Species #: 27

Scientific Name: Betta akarensis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Belontiidae

Geography / Habitat: Fresh water in the Sarawak, Brunei

Life Strategy: Peaceful; non-aggressive; live in small groups

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivores

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Black Pacu

Species #: 28

Scientific Name: Colossoma macropomum Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Characins

Family: Characidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater in the Amazon basin

Life Strategy: Highly aggressive

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Bream

Species #: 29

Scientific Name: Chilotilapia rhoadesii Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Cichlidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; Lake Malawi, Africa

Life Strategy: Peaceful

Food / Feed Strategy: Feed on vegetables; Omnivores

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Cherry barb

Species #: 30

Scientific Name: Barbus titteya Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; orginates from Sri Lanka

Life Strategy: Peaceful; open areas to swim and enjoy living in schools of six or greater

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Clown Pleco

Species #: 31

Scientific Name: Panaque maccus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Loricariidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from the Orinoco Basin (Venezuela)

Life Strategy: Aggressive; can be in a community as long as he has hiding places

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; prefers vegetables

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Electric Yellow Lab

Species #: 32

Scientific Name: Labidochromis Caeruleus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Cichlidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from Lake Malawi on the north-western coast Life Strategy: Relatively aggressive, but can cohabitate with other Lake Malawi animals

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; diet consists of mostly vegetables

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Fahaka Puffer

Species #: 33

Scientific Name: Tetraodon lineatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Tetraodontiformes

Family: Tetraodontidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; orginates from Africa; within Nile, Chad basin & Niger River

Life Strategy: Extremely aggressive; grows to be very large; best to live solidary life

Food / Feed Strategy: Predator; diet consists of Krill shrimp and crayfish

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

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Common Name: Freshwater Barracuda

Species #: 34

Scientific Name: Acestrorhynchus falcirostris Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Characidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from the Amazon basin

Life Strategy: Predator; can be maintained with same size or larger fish

Food / Feed Strategy: Prefers to feed on live fish

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Glass Catfish

Species #: 35

Scientific Name: Kryptopterus minor Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Schilbeidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from Indonesia

Life Strategy: Social fish; thrives with five or greater fish in a school

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; mainly feeds on dead plant and animal materials

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

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Common Name: Geryi Piranha

Species #: 36

Scientific Name: Serrasalmus geryi Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chrodata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Characins

Family: Serrasalmidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from Rio Tocantins in Brazil

Life Strategy: Aggressive; best kept alone without other species present

Food / Feed Strategy: Prefers live food

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

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Common Name: Hogchoker

Species #: 37

Scientific Name: Trinectes maculatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Pleuronectiformes

Family: Achiridae

Geography / Habitat: Brackish water; originates from the Western Atlantic, Massachusetts and the northern parts of Gulf of Mexico Life Strategy: Peaceful; can be kept with non-aggressive fish

Food / Feed Strategy: Predator; eats small, very slow fish

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Koi Carp

Species #: 38

Scientific Name: Cyprinus carpio carpio Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: Fresh and Brackish water; found globally

Life Strategy: Non-aggressive; maintained with most non-aggressive species; requires a large aquarium with open space to swim Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Lyretail Killifish

Species #: 39

Scientific Name: Aphyosemion australe Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cyprinodontiformes

Family: Aplocheilidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from Africa: Angola, Gabon and Congo

Life Strategy: Non-aggressive; can be maintained be with other same size, non-aggressive animals Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; requires small, live food

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Madagascar Rainbowfish

Species #: 40

Scientific Name: Bedotia geayi Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chrodata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Atheriniformes

Family: Bedotiidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from Eastern Africa; Madagascar Life Strategy: Non-aggressive; can live with other non-aggressive species with large open areas to swim Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore

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

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Common Name: Oscar

Species #: 41

Scientific Name: Astronotus Ocellatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Cichlidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from South America; the Amazon and surrounding basins of Brazil and Peru Life Strategy: Semi-aggressive; likes to live in groups of seven or greater as well as alone Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivores; mainly eat live prey

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

Citation: www.aquaticcommunity.com


Common Name: Pacman Catfish

Species #: 42

Scientific Name: Lophiosilurus alexandri Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Pseudopimelodidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from South American river basins

Life Strategy: Aggressive to others of same species; prefer to be solitary

Food / Feed Strategy: Prefers to feed on live food like scrimps and crayfish

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

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Common Name: Platy

Species #: 43

Scientific Name: Xiphophorus Maculatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cyprinodontiformes

Family: Poeciliidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from North & Central America

Life Strategy: Non-aggressive; prefers to live in schools within dense vegetation Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; not selective

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

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Common Name: Scissor tail

Species #: 44

Scientific Name: Rasbora trilineata Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; orginates from South eastern Asia Life Strategy: Peaceful; prefer open swimming space with tight enclosure; thrives living in large groups Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; prefer live food

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

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Common Name: Striped Barb

Species #: 45

Scientific Name: Puntius johorensis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from Malaysia

Life Strategy: Semi-aggressive; best if maintain in groups of six or greater; require lots of space Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; enjoys meaty foods and vegetables

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

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Common Name: Umbie

Species #: 46

Scientific Name: Caqueaia umbrifera Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Cichlidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from South America, Atrato and Magdalena Rivers Life Strategy: Highly Aggressive; require large spaces with other aggressive companions or solitary Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; no special preferences

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

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Common Name: Wolf Fish

Species #: 47

Scientific Name: Hoplias malabaricus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Characins

Family: Erythrinidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from Central & South America

Life Strategy: Aggressive; solitary living or large numbers greater than eight

Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; do not care for vegetables

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

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Common Name: Yellow Swordtail

Species #: 48

Scientific Name: Xiphophorus clemenciae Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cyprinodontiformes

Family: Poeciliidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from Central America; Oaxaca, Mexico Life Strategy: Peaceful; prefer solitary living or with other calm species Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; no food preferences

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

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Common Name: Zebra Danio

Species #: 49

Scientific Name: Danio rerio Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan

Life Strategy: Peaceful; enjoys living with catfish, barbs and other minnows

Food / Feed Strategy: prefers live food such as bloodworms and brine shrimp

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

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Common Name: Red Devil

Species #: 50

Scientific Name: Amphilophus labiatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Cichlidae

Geography / Habitat: Freshwater; originates from Costa Rica and Nicaragua Life Strategy: Peaceful; passive aggressive towards equally sized fish; maintained within large aquarium with space to swim and natural decorations Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivore; will accept dry food

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

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