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Fish ID Project Justin Gilbert


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 1

Common Name: Whitetip Reef Shark Scientific Name: Triaenodon obesus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Carchariniformes

Family: Carcharinidae

Geography / Habitat: One of the most common sharks found on Indo-Pacific coral reefs, the whitetip reef shark occurs as far west as South Africa and as far east as Central America Food / Feed Strategy:

Body Form or Style: Slender body and short but broad head. Swim / Locomotion Style: Mouth Position: •

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitetip_reef_shark


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 2

Common Name: Whale Shark Scientific Name: Rhincodon typus Kingdom: Animalia Class: Chondrichthyes

Phylum: Chordata Order: Orectolobiformes

Family: Rhincodontidae

Geography / Habitat: The whale shark inhabits all tropical and warm-temperate seas. Primarily pelagic, seasonal feeding aggregations occur at several coastal sites. Food / Feed Strategy: Filter Feeders

Body Form or Style: Swim / Locomotion Style: Mouth Position: Whale sharks have a mouth that can be 1.5 m (4.9 ft) wide. Its mouth contains between 300 to 350 rows of tiny teeth and 10 filter pads which it uses to filter feed. •

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhincodon_typus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 3

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

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Carcharhinidae

Family:Carcharhinidae

Geography / Habitat: The tiger shark is often found close to the coast, mainly in tropical and subtropical waters throughout the world. Its behavior is primarily nomadic, but is guided by warmer currents, and it stays closer to the equator throughout the colder months. Food / Feed Strategy:

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galeocerdo_cuvier


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 4

Common Name: Swellshark Scientific Name: Cephaloscyllium Ventriosum Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Carchariniformes

Family: Scyliorhinidae

Geography / Habitat: The swellshark can be found in the Eastern Pacific, the central California coast, the Gulf of California, and the southern tip of Mexico. Food / Feed Strategy: When hunting at night, the swellshark hunts for bony fish, mollusks, and crustaceans by lying on the bottom of the ocean, and waiting until its prey is a few centimeters away before it attacks.

Body Form or Style: a rounded dorsal fin located in the pelvic area . Swim / Locomotion Style: Mouth Position: •

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cephaloscyllium_ventriosum


Fish Identification Research Project Title: Saltwater Fish

Species # 5

Common Name: Spotted wobbegong Scientific Name: Orectolobus maculatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Orectolobiformes

Family: Orectolobidae

Geography / Habitat: found in the eastern Indian Ocean from Western Australia to southern Queensland Food / Feed Strategy:

Body Form or Style: Depressed Form Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Inferior •

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orectolobus_maculatus


Fish Identification Research Project Title: Saltwater Fish

Species # 6

Common Name: Spinner Shark Scientific Name: Carcharhinus brevipinna Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Carchiniformes

Family: Carcharhinidae

Geography / Habitat: In the western Atlantic Ocean, it occurs from North Carolina to the northern Gulf of Mexico, including the Bahamas and Cuba, and from southern Brazil to Argentina.. Food / Feed Strategy: spinning leaps it makes as a part of its feeding strategy. This species occurs in tropical and warm temperate waters worldwide, except for in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is found from coastal to offshore habitats to a depth of 100 m (330 ft), though it prefers shallow water.

Body Form or Style: resembles a larger version of the black tip shark, with a slender body, long snout, and black-marked fins Swim / Locomotion Style: Mouth Position: •

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcharhinus_brevipinna


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 7

Common Name: School Shark Scientific Name: Galeorhinus Galeus Kingdom: Animalia Phylum:Chordata Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Carcharhiniformes

Family: Triakidae

Geography / Habitat: It is found worldwide in temperate seas at depths down to about 800 metres (2,600 ft) ). It occurs in the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea where it is uncommon and the Southwest Atlantic where it occurs between Patagonia and southern Brazil. It also occurs around the coast of Namibia and South Africa. It is present in the Northeast Pacific where it occurs between British Columbia and Baja California, and in the Southeast Pacific off Chile and Peru. It also occurs round the southern coasts of Australia, including Tasmania, and New Zealand Food / Feed Strategy: It feeds both in mid-water and near the seabed

Body Form or Style: small, shallow-bodied shark with an elongated snout Swim / Locomotion Style: Mouth Position: Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galeorhinus_galeus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 8

Common Name: Smalltooth Sand Tiger Scientific Name: Odontaspis ferox Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class:Chondrichthyes

Order: Lamniformes

Family: Odontaspididae

Geography / Habitat: widely scattered locations throughout the world, indicating a possibly circumtropical distribution Food / Feed Strategy: The diet of the smalltooth sand tiger consists of bottom-dwelling bony fishes, invertebrates such as squid, shrimp, and possibly marine isopods, and cartilaginous fishes including rays and chimaeras.

Body Form or Style: bulky body with a long, bulbous, slightly flattened snout. Swim / Locomotion Style: Mouth Position: •

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odontaspis_ferox


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 9

Common Name: Silver Tip Shark Scientific Name: Carcharhinus Albimarginatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Carcharhiniformes

Family: Carcharhinidae

Geography / Habitat: Often found near Coral reefs. The silvertip shark is widely but not continuously distributed in the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans. In the western Indian Ocean, this species occurs from the Red Sea to South Africa, including Madagascar, the Seychelles, the Aldabra Group, Mauritius, and the Chagos Archipelago. Food / Feed Strategy: The diet of the silvertip shark consists primarily of bony fishes, such as grouper, mackerel, tuna, escolars, lanternfish, flyingfish, wrasses, and soles. Eagle rays, smaller sharks, and octopus are occasionally taken.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcharhinus_albimarginatus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 10

Common Name: ShortSpine Spurdog Scientific Name: Squalus Mitsukurii Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Squaliformes

Family: Squalidae

Geography / Habitat: Food / Feed Strategy:

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

Citation:


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 11

Common Name: Sharpnose Sevengill Scientific Name: Heptranchias Perlo Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: chondrichthyes

Order:Hexanchiformes

Family: Hexanchidae

Geography / Habitat: The sharpnose sevengill shark is uncommon, but widely distributed in the tropical and temperate regions of all oceans except for the northeastern Pacific Ocean. Food / Feed Strategy: feeds primarily on teleosts and cephalopods, and to a lesser extent on small cartilaginous fishes.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heptranchias_perlo


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 12

Common Name: Scalloped Hammerhead Scientific Name: Sphyrna Lewini Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Carchariniformes

Family:Sphyrnidae

Geography / Habitat: It is found in warm temperate and tropical waters, worldwide from 46° north to 36° south. Food / Feed Strategy: This shark feeds primarily on fish such as sardines, mackerel and herring, and occasionally on cephalopods such as squid and octopus.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphyrna_lewini


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 13

Common Name: Salmon Shark Scientific Name: Lamna Ditropis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Lamniformes

Family:Lamnidae

Geography / Habitat: Salmon sharks occur in the northern Pacific Ocean, in both coastal waters and open ocean. They are believed to range as far south as the Sea of Japan and as far north as Alaska. Food / Feed Strategy: As an apex predator, the salmon shark feeds on salmon, squid, sablefish, and herring.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamna_ditropis


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 14

Common Name:Sailfin Rough Shark Scientific Name: Oxynotus Paradoxus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Squaliformes

Family: Oxynotidae

Geography / Habitat: Northeast Atlantic and Easter Central Atlantic. occupying a bathybenthic habitat, the species can be classified as benthos organism with reproductive migrations to the continental shelf in spring Food / Feed Strategy:

thought to be a slow-moving predator of small benthic animal

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxynotus_paradoxus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 15

Common Name: Port Jackson Scientific Name: Heterodontus portusjacksoni Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Chordata Class:Chondrichthyes

Order:Heterodontiformes

Family: Heterodontidae

Geography / Habitat: The Port Jackson shark is endemic to the temperate waters around southern Australia and can be found in an area stretching from southern Queensland, south to Tasmania, and west to the central coast of Western Australia. Food / Feed Strategy: Port Jackson sharks have the ability to eat and breathe at the same time

Body Form or Style: Swim / Locomotion Style: Mouth Position: have teeth •

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterodontus_portusjacksoni


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 16

Common Name: porbeagle Shark Scientific Name: Lamna Nasus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Lamniformes

Family:Lamnidae

Geography / Habitat: Food / Feed Strategy: The porbeagle is an opportunistic hunter that preys mainly on bony fishes and cephalopods throughout the water column, including the bottom.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamna_nasus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 17

Common Name: Pacific Angel Shark Scientific Name: Squatina Californica Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Squatiniformes

Family: Squatinidae

Geography / Habitat: The Pacific angelshark inhabits shallow, coastal waters on sandy flats, usually near rocky reefs, kelp forests, or other underwater features. Food / Feed Strategy: Pacific angelshark feeds mainly on bony fishes, including kelp bass, croakers, flatfishes, damselfishes, mackerels, and sardines

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squatina_californica


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 18

Common Name: Nurse Shark Scientific Name: Ginglymostoma cirratum Kingdom:Animaila

Phylum:Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Oerctolobiformes

Family:Ginglymostomatidae

Geography / Habitat: The nurse shark is a common inshore bottom-dwelling shark, found in tropical and subtropical waters on the continental and insular shelves. Food / Feed Strategy: Nurse sharks are nocturnal animals, spending the day in large inactive groups of up to 40 individuals. Hidden under submerged ledges or in crevices within the reef, the nurse sharks seem to prefer specific resting sites and will return to them each day after the night's hunting.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginglymostoma_cirratum


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 19

Common Name: Milk Shark Scientific Name: Rhizoprionodon Acutus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order:Carcharhiniformes

Family: Carcharhinidae

Geography / Habitat: In the eastern Atlantic Ocean, it is found from Mauritania to Angola, as well as around Madeira and in the Gulf of Taranto off southern Italy Food / Feed Strategy: Smaller sharks eat proportionately more cephalopods and crustaceans, switching to fish as they grow older

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizoprionodon_acutus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 20

Common Name: Greenland Shark Scientific Name: Somniosus microcephalus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Squaliformes

Family: Somniosidae

Geography / Habitat: They are native to the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean around Canada, Greenland, and Iceland. Food / Feed Strategy: Scavenger Feeder

Body Form or Style: heavy and cylindrical in shape Swim / Locomotion Style: One of the slowest swimming sharks Mouth Position: underneath •

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somniosus_microcephalus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 21

Common Name: Great White Shark Scientific Name: Carcharodon carcharias Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Lamniformes

Family: Lamnidae

Geography / Habitat: They live in almost all coastal and offshore waters which have water temperature between 54 and 75 °F, with greater concentrations in the United States (Atlantic Northeast and California), South Africa, Japan, Oceania, Chile, and the Mediterranean. Food / Feed Strategy: Apex Predator

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcharodon_carcharias


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species #22

Common Name: Great Hammerhead Shark Scientific Name: Sphyrna mokarran Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Carcharhiniformes

Family:Spyrnidae

Geography / Habitat: The great hammerhead inhabits tropical waters around the world. Food / Feed Strategy: Carnivore, varied diet.

Body Form or Style: Fusiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Strong swimmer Mouth Position: underneath •

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphyrna_mokarran


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species #23

Common Name: Goblin Shark Scientific Name: Mitsukurina owstoni Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Lamniformes

Family: Mitsukurinidae

Geography / Habitat: The goblin shark has been caught in all three major oceans, indicating a wide global distribution. Food / Feed Strategy: The goblin shark feeds mainly on teleost fishes such as rattails and dragon fishes. It also consumes cephalopods and crustaceans, including decapods and isopods.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsukurina_owstoni


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 24

Common Name: Copper Shark Scientific Name: Carcharhinus Brachyurus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Carcharhiniformes

Family: Carcharhinidae

Geography / Habitat: The copper shark is the only member of its genus largely found in temperate rather than tropical waters, in temperatures above 54 °F. Food / Feed Strategy: The copper shark feeds more towards the bottom of the water column than the top, consuming cephalopods, including squid, cuttlefish, and octopi; bony fish, including gurnards, flatfish, and more.

Body Form or Style: Slender Streamlined Swim / Locomotion Style: Mouth Position: Terminal •

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcharhinus_brachyurus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Fish

Species # 25

Common Name: Bahamas Sawshark Scientific Name: Pristiophorus schroederi Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Pristiophoriformes

Family:Pristiophoridae

Geography / Habitat: Western Central Atlantic Ocean from the Bahamas and Cuba. Food / Feed Strategy: feed primarily on fish and crustaceans.

Body Form or Style: No anal fin, but two dorsal fins Swim / Locomotion Style: n/a Mouth Position: transverse mouth •

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pristiophorus_schroederi


Fish Identification Research Project Title: Saltwater Invertebrate

Species #26

Common Name: Flamboyant Cuttlefish Scientific Name: Metasepia pfefferi Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopoda

Order: Sepiida

Family: Sepiidae

Geography / Habitat: The natural range extends from Mandurah in Western Australia northeastward to Moreton Bay in southern Queensland and across the Arafura Sea to the southern coast of New Guinea.

Food / Feed Strategy: Are active during the day and has been observed hunting fish and crustaceans.

Body Form or Style: posses a Cuttlebone Swim / Locomotion Style: Siphon Mouth Position: beak •

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flamboyant_Cuttlefish


Fish Identification Research Project Title: Saltwater Invertebrate

Species # 27

Common Name: Broadclub cuttlefish Scientific Name: Sepia latimanus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopoda

Order: Sepiida

Family: Sepiidae

Geography / Habitat: Inhabit tropical/temperate ocean waters. Food / Feed Strategy: Crabs and fish, and they also feed on small shrimp shortly after hatching.

Body Form or Style: Cuttlebone Swim / Locomotion Style: Siphon Mouth Position: beak •

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuttlefish


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Invertebrate

Species # 28

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

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopoda

Order: Teuthida

Family: Ommastrephidae

Geography / Habitat: The Humboldt squid lives at depths of 660 to 2,300 ft in the eastern Pacific (Chile, Peru), ranging from Tierra del Fuego north to California. Food / Feed Strategy: Looking

for food close to the surface of the water they mostly feed on Krill and small fish.

Body Form or Style: Mantle Swim / Locomotion Style: Siphon Mouth Position: beak •

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_Squid


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Invertebrate

Species # 29

Common Name: Vampire Squid Scientific Name: Vampyroteuthis infernalis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopoda

Order: Vampyromorphida

Family: Vampyroteuthidae

Geography / Habitat: The vampire squid is an extreme example of a deep-sea cephalopod, thought to reside at aphotic (lightless) depths from 2,000 to 3,000 ft or more. Food / Feed Strategy: Have extremely powerful jaws, their diet is unknown.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_Squid


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Invertebrate

Species # 30

Common Name: Japanese Flying Squid Scientific Name: Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cehpalopoda

Order: Teuthida

Family: Ommastrephidae Geography / Habitat: The Japanese squid can live in water from 5 to 27°C. Food / Feed Strategy: Planktonic larvae feed on phytoplankton and zooplankton until they grow large enough to start feeding on fish. When the squid mature more, they will eat mainly fish and crustaceans, but will also resort to cannibalism, especially when trapped in nets.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Flying_Squid


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Invertebrate

Species # 31

Common Name: Atlantic Pygmy Octopus Scientific Name: Octopus joubini Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopoda

Order: Octopoda

Family:Octopodidae

Geography / Habitat: The Cayman Islands is a common location where these Octopus are found. They prefer water that is warm in temperature. Food / Feed Strategy: It is able to bore into the hard shells of small clams or other creatures and, after secreting its poisonous saliva to paralyze its victim, eats its prey.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Pygmy_Octopus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Invertebrate

Species # 32

Common Name: Blue Ringed Octopus Scientific Name: Hapalochlaena lunulata Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopoda

Order: Octopoda

Family:Octopodidae

Geography / Habitat: They are known to reside in certain areas of the Pacific Ocean. The largest groups are in the waters around Japan and Australia. Food / Feed Strategy: Nocturnal hunters preying on shrimp, fish, and hermit crabs.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-ringed_octopus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Invertebrate

Species #33

Common Name: California Two-Spot Octopus Scientific Name: Octopus bimaculoides Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cehpalopoda

Order: Octopoda

Family:Octopodidae

Geography / Habitat: This species is found in the eastern Pacific, from the mid-California coast to Mexico, the Indo-Pacific from East Africa to American Samoa, north to Japan, and south to the Great Barrier Reef. Food / Feed Strategy: Adults feed on clams, mussels, small crabs, crayfish, and snails.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Two-Spot_Octopus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Invertebrate

Species # 34

Common Name: Caribbean Reef Octopus Scientific Name: Octopus briareus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopoda

Order: Octopoda

Family: Octopodidae

Geography / Habitat: The Caribbean reef octopus lives in warm waters around coral reef environments and grassy and rocky sea beds. Their biogeographic regions are as follows: the Nearctic region, Neotropical region (Central and South America), oceanic islands and the Pacific Ocean. Food / Feed Strategy: Nocturnal hunter

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean_Reef_Octopus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Invertebrate

Species # 35

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

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopoda

Order: Octopoda

Family: Octopodidae

Geography / Habitat: The Common Octopus is found out there in all of the oceans.

They live in both the tropical and temperate areas of the waters. Food / Feed Strategy: prey on mollusks,

crustaceans, crayfish, and crabs.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Octopus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Invertebrate

Species #36

Common Name: East Pacific Red Octopus Scientific Name: Octopus rubescens Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopoda

Order: Octopoda

Family: Octopodidae

Geography / Habitat: Its range extends from the southern Gulf of California at least to the Gulf of Alaska, but may also occur in the western Pacific Ocean. Although it is the most commonly occurring shallow-water octopus on the West Coast. Food / Feed Strategy: As a generalist predator, it has been maintained on a wide feed variety of gastropods, bivalves, crabs and barnacles.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Pacific_Red_Octopus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Invertebrate

Species # 37

Common Name: Mimic Octopus Scientific Name: Thaumoctopus mimicus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopoda

Order:Octopoda

Family: Octopodidae

Geography / Habitat: First discovered off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Food / Feed Strategy: Can be classified as both a hunter and a forager. Believed to be a hunter because scientists have observed the octopus having the ability to stalk prey and hunt down small fish and catch them. Yet it has also been seen foraging for food.

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

•

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimic_octopus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Invertebrate

Species # 38

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

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopoda

Order: Octopoda

Family: Octopodidae

Geography / Habitat: Food / Feed Strategy:

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Pacific_Giant_Octopus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Invertebrate Common Name:

Species # 39

Seven-Arm Octopus

Scientific Name: Haliphron atlanticus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopoda

Order: Octopoda

Family: Alloposidae

Geography / Habitat : The Atlantic ocean Food / Feed Strategy: They

consume a variety of different foods including fish, mollusks, and crustaceans.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven-arm_octopus


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Saltwater Invertebrate

Species # 40

Common Name: Dumbo octopus Scientific Name: Grimpoteuthis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopoda

Order: Octopoda

Family: Opisthoteuthidae

Geography / Habitat: Assumed to have a worldwide distribution. Specimens have been found off the coast of Oregon, The Philippines, Martha's Vineyard, Azores, New Zealand, Australia, California, Papua, and New Guinea. Food / Feed Strategy: Eat a variety of different types of crustaceans, bivalves, and worms on the sea bottom.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grimpoteuthis


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Freshwater Fish

Species # 41

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

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: Koi have been accidentally or deliberately released into the wild in every continent except Antarctica. Food / Feed Strategy: domesticated carp species that can be feed pallet feed.

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

•

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koi


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Freshwater Fish

Species # 42

Common Name: Common Carp Scientific Name: Cyprinus carpio Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: The common carp is native to Asia, and has been introduced to every part of the world with the exception of the Middle East and the poles. The original common carp was found in the inland delta of the Danube River. Food / Feed Strategy: Common carp are omnivorous fish. They can have a herbivorous diet of water plants, but prefer to scavenge the bottom for insects, crustaceans, crawfish, and benthic worms.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_carp


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Freshwater Fish

Species # 43

Common Name: Mekong Giant Catfish Scientific Name: Pangasianodon gigas Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Pangasiidae

Geography / Habitat: Little is known about them, but we do know that they range from the lower Mekong in Vietnam, brackish water of the river's delta, all the way to the northern reaches of the river in the Yunnan province of China. Food / Feed Strategy: The fish obtains its food from algae growing on submerged rocky surfaces.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mekong_Giant_Catfish


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Freshwater Fish

Species # 44

Common Name: Blotched Upside-down Catfish Scientific Name: Synodontis nigriventris Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Mochokidae

Geography / Habitat: native to the Congo Basin of Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo. Food / Feed Strategy: Feeds by swimming upside down.

Body Form or Style: Swim / Locomotion Style: swims upside down Mouth Position: Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synodontis_nigriventris


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Freshwater Fish

Species # 45

Common Name: Ripsaw Catfish Scientific Name: Oxydoras niger Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Doradidae

Geography / Habitat: native to the tropical river basins of South America being found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Venezuela. Food / Feed Strategy: It feeds by shifting through sand and detecting eatable parts with the taste receptors in the roof and floor of his mouth.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripsaw_catfish


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Freshwater Fish

Species # 46

Common Name: Punk Pleco Scientific Name: Neblinichthys pilosus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Loriccariidae

Geography / Habitat: it is found in the upper Negro, Casiquiare and Baria River basins. Food / Feed Strategy: benthic eater

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

Citation: http://www.aquaticrepublic.com/common/species.php?species_id=1096


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Freshwater Fish

Species # 47

Common Name: Channel Catfish Scientific Name: Ictalurus punctatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Ictaluridae

Geography / Habitat: native to the Nearctic, being well distributed in lower Canada and the eastern and northern United States, as well as parts of northern Mexico. Food / Feed Strategy: Catfish have enhanced capabilities of taste perception, hence called the “swimming tongue”, due to the presence of taste buds all over the external body surface and inside the oropharyngeal cavity.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_Catfish


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Freshwater Fish

Species # 48

Common Name: Flathead Catfish Scientific Name: Pylodictis olivaris Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Ictaluridae

Geography / Habitat: native range includes a broad area west of the Appalachian Mountains encompassing large rivers of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio basins. The range extends as far north as Canada, as far west as Arizona, and south to the Gulf of Mexico including northeastern Mexico. Food / Feed Strategy: flatheads are benthic feeders that prefer live prey

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flathead_Catfish


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Freshwater Fish

Species # 49

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

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Ictaluridae

Geography / Habitat: Blue catfish are distributed primarily in the Mississippi River drainage, including the Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Arkansas Rivers. Food / Feed Strategy: Opportunistic predators and will eat any species of fish they can catch, along with crayfish, freshwater mussels, frogs, and other readily available aquatic food sources

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_catfish


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Freshwater Fish

Species # 50

Common Name: Driftwood Catfish Scientific Name: Trachelyopterus galeatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Auchenipteride

Geography / Habitat: South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, and Venezuela. Food / Feed Strategy: Nocturnal feeders

Body Form or Style: Body naked and elongated Swim / Locomotion Style: Mouth Position:

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Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driftwood_catfish


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Freshwater Fish

Species # 51

Common Name: Oscar Scientific Name: Astronotus ocellatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Ciclidae

Geography / Habitat: Native to Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, and French Guiana, and occurs in the Amazon River basin, along the Amazonas. Food / Feed Strategy: Can be fed prepared fish food s, crayfish, worms, and insects ( flies, crickets and grasshoppers ,that are designed for large carnivorous fish. Feeding live foods will increase growth rates.

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

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_(fish)


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Freshwater Fish

Species # 52

Common Name: Shark Catfish Scientific Name: Pangasius hypophthalmus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Pangasiidae

Geography / Habitat: They are found in fresh and brackish waters across southern Asia, from Pakistan to Borneo. Food / Feed Strategy: High protein fish feed

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

• Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shark_catfish http://www.fao.org/fishery/culturedspecies/Pangasius_hypophthalmus/en


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Freshwater Fish

Species # 53

Common Name: Walking Catfish Scientific Name: Clarias batrachus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Clariidae

Geography / Habitat: Native to Southeast Asia, but also introduced outside its native range where it is considered an invasive species. It normally lives in the slow-moving and often stagnant waters of ponds, swamps, streams and rivers, flooded rice paddies. Food / Feed Strategy: The reason it is named the walking catfish is because of its ability to "walk" across dry land, to find food or suitable environments. It can’t actually walk it has to use its pectoral fins to keep it upright as it sort of wiggles around like a snake.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walking_Catfish


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Freshwater Fish

Species # 54

Common Name: Giraffe catfish Scientific Name: Auchenoglanis occidentalis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Claroteidae

Geography / Habitat: Can be found throughout Africa in lakes and rivers, partially due to introduction and establishment in other areas. Generally living in shallow water with muddy bottoms. Food / Feed Strategy: Is a true omnivore, almost any pellet , granular, flake, wafer, live or frozen food will suffice.

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

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Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giraffe_catfish


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Freshwater Fish

Species # 55

Common Name: Frogmouth Catfish Scientific Name: Chaca burmensis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Chacidae

Geography / Habitat: Native to the Myanmar waters of Asia. Food / Feed Strategy: unknown

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

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Citation: http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=1947#rowhdr3


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Freshwater Fish

Species # 56

Common Name: Eel-Tailed Catfish Scientific Name: Tandanus tandanus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Plotosidae

Geography / Habitat: Native to the Murray-Darling river system of eastern Australia. Food / Feed Strategy: As juveniles- adults they eat small fish, shrimps, crayfish, mollusks, dragonflys, caddis and mayfly larvae.

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

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Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eel-tailed_catfish


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Freshwater Fish

Species # 57

Common Name: Whale Catfish Scientific Name: Cetopsidium morenoi Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Cetopsidae

Geography / Habitat: South America, also extend from northern Colombia to central Argentina. They inhabit major habitats such as the Orinoco River, Amazon River. Food / Feed Strategy: In AN aquarium setting a diet of frozen and live foods such as prawns, mussel, cockle, lance fish, earthworms would be perfect..

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

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Citation: http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=2195 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cetopsidium_morenoi


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Freshwater Fish

Species # 58

Common Name: Tiger Shovelnose Catfish Scientific Name: Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Pimelodidae

Geography / Habitat: They mostly inhabit major rivers, preferring the main channels and staying at maximum depth, but some species can also be found in lakes, flooded forests, and other freshwater habitats. Food / Feed Strategy: These fish are nocturnal hunters, primarily piscivorous, feeding on fish such as electric knifefishes, cichlids, loricariids, and characins.

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

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Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_shovelnose_catfish


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Freshwater Fish

Species # 59

Common Name: Clown Knifefish Scientific Name: Chitala chitala Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinoptergii

Order: Osteoglossiformes

Family: Notopteridae

Geography / Habitat: Native to India, Indonesia, and other countries in Southeast Asia. Food / Feed Strategy: Its main foods are smaller fishes and fish pellets.

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

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Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitala_chitala


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Freshwater Fish

Species # 60

Common Name: Twig Catfish Scientific Name: Farlowella acus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Loricariidae

Geography / Habitat: found in Lake Valencia and the Torito river basins. They are very well adapted to aquarium life.

Food / Feed Strategy: These fish in an aquarium setting will primarily feed on algae and vegetable laden wafers or tablets. In the wild they feed on plants and roots

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twig_catfish


Fish Identification Research Project Title: Freshwater Invertebrate

Species # 61

Common Name: Vampire Shrimp Scientific Name: Atya gabonensis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Atyidae

Geography / Habitat: Native to West Africa and South America. Food / Feed Strategy: It is an omnivorous filter feeder that uses its feather-like claspers to filter particles from the water.

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

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Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_shrimp


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Freshwater Invertebrate

Species # 62

Common Name: Bamboo Shrimp Scientific Name: Atyopsis moluccensis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Atyidae

Geography / Habitat: They are found on high islands from Sri Lanka to the Samoan Islands, and as far north as Okinawa, as well as on the Asian mainland from the Malay Peninsula to India.

Food / Feed Strategy: Has 7–16 teeth on the underside of the rostrum. In an aquarium setting this shrimp will feed using its feather like claspers to filter particles from the water. If food is scarce you may find them foraging through the substrate.

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

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Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo_shrimp


Fish Identification Research Project Title: Freshwater Invertebrate

Species # 63

Common Name: Electric Blue Crayfish Scientific Name: Procambarus alleni Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Cambaridae

Geography / Habitat: Its natural range is the Florida area east of St. Johns River and all of Florida from Levy County and Marion County southwards, as well as on some of the Florida Keys Food / Feed Strategy: In an aquarium setting this shrimp will feed using its feather like claspers to filter particles from the water. If food is scarce you may find them foraging through the substrate.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_blue_crayfish


Fish Identification Research Project Title: Freshwater Invertebrate

Species # 64

Common Name: Red Swamp Crayfish Scientific Name: Procambarus clarkii Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Cambaridae

Geography / Habitat: The native along the Gulf Coast from northern Mexico to the Florida panhandle, as well as inland, to southern Illinois and Ohio Food / Feed Strategy: Feed on detritus.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procambarus_clarkii


Fish Identification Research Project Title: Freshwater Invertebrate

Species # 65

Common Name: Bee Shrimp Scientific Name: Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Atyidae

Geography / Habitat: They are widely found in tropical or subtropical water in Asia, Oceania and Africa. Food / Feed Strategy: They are filter-feeders, collector-gatherers and omnivorous scavengers.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_shrimp


Fish Identification Research Project Title: Freshwater Invertebrate

Species # 66

Common Name: Blue Pearl Shrimp Scientific Name: Neocaridina palmata Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Atyidae

Geography / Habitat: Is a variety of freshwater shrimp from Taiwan which is commonly kept in aquariums. Food / Feed Strategy: Shrimp are primarily algae eaters. They will eat any food intended for aquarium use.

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

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Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neocaridina


Fish Identification Research Project Title: Freshwater Invertebrate

Species # 67

Common Name: Black Tiger Shrimp Scientific Name: Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Penaeus

Geography / Habitat: Its natural distribution is the Indo-Pacific, ranging from the eastern coast of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, as far as Southeast Asia, the Sea of Japan, and northern Australia. Food / Feed Strategy: Is the second most widely cultured prawn species in the world. Fed high protein shrimp pellets.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Tiger_Shrimp


Fish Identification Research Project Title: Freshwater Invertebrate

Species #68

Common Name: White Leg Shrimp Scientific Name: Litopenaeus vanname Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Penaeidae

Geography / Habitat: The white leg shrimp are native to the eastern Pacific Ocean, from the Mexican state of Sonora as far south as northern Peru. Food / Feed Strategy: high protein sinking pellet feeds.

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

Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiteleg_shrimp


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Freshwater Invertebrate

Species # 69

Common Name: Mexican Dwarf Orange Crayfish Scientific Name: Cambarellus patzcuarensis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Cambaridae

Geography / Habitat: Mostly held in aquariums, but this form is rarely found in the wild. Food / Feed Strategy: Sinking pellet food

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

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Citation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambarellus_patzcuarensis


Fish Identification Research Project Title :Freshwater Invertebrate

Species # 70

Common Name: Freshwater pearl mussel Scientific Name: Margaritifera margaritifera Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Bivalvia

Order: Unionoida

Family: Margaritiferidae

Geography / Habitat: The native distribution of this species is Holarctic. The freshwater pearl mussel can be found on both sides of the Atlantic, from the Arctic and temperate regions of western Russia, through Europe to northeastern North America. Food / Feed Strategy: Filter feeders

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

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


Fish Identification Research Project Title :Freshwater Invertebrate

Species # 71

Common Name: The Monkeyface Scientific Name: Quadrula metanevra Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Bivalvia

Order: Unionoida

Family: Unionidae

Geography / Habitat: Is found in the Southeastern United States. It is critically endangered, and listed as near extinct on the IUCN Red List. Food / Feed Strategy: Filters water to feed on sediments.

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

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


Fish Identification Research Project Title :Freshwater Invertebrate

Species # 72

Common Name: Swan Mussel Scientific Name: Anodonta cygnea Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Bivalvia

Order: Unionoida

Family: Unionidae

Geography / Habitat: Its native distribution is European-Siberian. The geographical distribution of this species is from the British Isles east to Siberia, and south into northern Africa. Food / Feed Strategy: Filter feeder

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

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


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Freshwater Invertebrate

Species # 73

Common Name: European Fingernail Clam Scientific Name: Sphaerium corneum Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Mollusca

Class: Bivalvia

Order: Veneroida

Family: Sphaeriidae

Geography / Habitat: These small clams are found in shallow, freshwater habitats with slow moving waters, including freshwater lakes, rivers and creeks. Food / Feed Strategy: Filter Feeder

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

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


Fish Identification Research Project Title :Freshwater Invertebrate

Species #74

Common Name: Zebra Mussels Scientific Name: Dreissena polymorpha Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Bivalvia

Order: Veneroida

Family: Dreissenidae

Geography / Habitat: originally native to the lakes of southern Russia. How ever, it has also been accidentally introduced in many other areas, and has become an invasive species in many different countries worldwide. Food / Feed Strategy: Filter feeder

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

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


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Freshwater Invertebrate

Species # 75

Common Name: Golden Clam Scientific Name: Corbicula fluminea Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Bivalvia

Order:Veneroida

Family: Corbiculidae

Geography / Habitat: This species has been introduced into many parts of the world, including North America and Europe. Food / Feed Strategy: They feed primarily on phytoplankton algae, which they filter from the sandy or muddy bottom of streams, lakes, or canals.

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

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


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