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75 Fish project Aquaculture Science

Jonathan France


Fish Identification Research Project

Saltwater/Marine Species


Fish Identification Research Project

Title : Auriga butterflyfish

Species # 1

Common Name: auriga butterflyfish Scientific Name: Chaetodon auriga Kingdom: Anmailia

Phylum: chordata

Class:

Order: perciformes

actinopterygii

Family: chaetodontidae

Geography / Habitat: You can find these fish mainly in part of Africa. They are also very common in the red sea. They can be found as far as japan. One of the main habitats are rich coral reefs and also weedy and rubble covered areas. Food / Feed Strategy: this fish is mainly a omnivore and should be fed meaty foods. They should be fed frozen plankton, freeze-dried flesh and flake food. They should also be fed vegetable food source and vitamins supplements

Body Form or Style: Depressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: carnigiform Mouth Position- terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=15+25+190&pcatid=190 • http://www.fishbase.org/summary/5557 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threadfin_butterflyfish •


Title : Ocellaris Clownfish

Fish Identification Research Project Species # 2

Common Name: Clownfish Scientific Name: Amphiprion Ocellaris Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Pomacentridae

Geography / Habitat: Usually found on shallow water coral reefs. They also live dangerously by spending most of their time amongst the venomous tentacles of the carpet anemones. They can also be found around out reefs and in shallow lagoons to depths of about 15 meters.

Food / Feed Strategy: Ominvore, It is a opportunistic diner where it waits till the prey is finished and eat the leftovers. It is also very agreesive and tends to eat anything that is places in its tank.

Body Form or Style: oval and laterally compressed with a interrupted lateral/ Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: They rotate pectoral fins opposed to other fish/ Carnigiform Mouth Position: terminal • Citation: http://www.arkive.org/common-clownfish/amphiprion-ocellaris/ •


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Black tail goby

Species # 3

Common Name: Blue gudgeon dartfish Scientific Name: Ptereleotris heteroptera Kingdom: Anmilia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Ptereleoridae

Geography / Habitat: In Fiji, they occur in the lagoons or bays or on outer reef slopes on hard patches of land.

Food / Feed Strategy: They are mostly carnivores that eat brine shrimp and table shrimp. The food should be suspend on a water column and should be fed 3 times a day.

Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Compressed Mouth Position: Supeior/Termnial • Citation: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Ptereleotris-heteroptera.html •


Title : Common Name: Banded Pipefish

Fish Identification Research Project Species # 4

Scientific Name: Doryrhamphus dactylophorus Kingdom: Animlia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Gasterosteiformes

Family: Syngnathidae

Geography / Habitat: You can usually find them around Rocky overhangs, Corals, or close to the floor of its reef habitat. They are from the Indo Pacific Region. Food / Feed Strategy: The feeding Requirements for the pipefish are very unusual, making it difficult to keep. They feed on live copepods in a mature reef aquarium and also eat baby brine shrimp.

Body Form or Style: Angillform Swim / Locomotion Style: Anguillform Mouth Position: Tublar • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+1984+982&pcatid=982 •


Fish Identification Research Project Species # 5

Title :

Common Name: Orbiculate Baitfish Scientific Name: Platax Orbicularis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class:

Order: Perciformes

Actinppterygii

Family: Ephippidea

Geography / Habitat: Usually found in the Red Sea, they are found in brackish or marine waters around reefs. You can also find them in East Africa and Southern Japan.

Food / Feed Strategy: It needs to be fed saltwater feeder shrimp, if in aquarium. They also eat foods such as shrimp, scallops, brine shrimp and frozen herbivore foods.

Body Form or Style: Depressioform Swim / Locomotion Style: Ostraciiform Mouth Position- Terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+22+51&pcatid=51 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbicular_batfish


Title : Common Name: Garden eel

Fish Identification Research Project Species # 6

Scientific Name: Taenioconger hassi Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: actinopterygii

Order: Angulliforms

Family: Congridae

Geography / Habitat: Normally found in the western Atlantic, you can find them in sandy spots of ocean. Retreats when approached Food / Feed Strategy: They are carnivore and eat live foods like ghost shrimp and small feeder fish. They like to burrow themselves into the ground so they can wait to find prey and eat them.

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

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taenioconger_hassi http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+29+123&pcatid=123


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Leaf Fish

Species # 7

Common Name: Leaf Fish Scientific Name: Taenianotus tricanthus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class:

Order: Scorpaeniformes

Actinopterygii

Family: Scorpaendiea

Geography / Habitat: They are all iver the eaat African Coast and Red Sea, they can be also found in the Galapagos islands, Hawaii. They live in tropical water on coral reefs, from shallow water up to 130 meters. Food / Feed Strategy: If kept in a aquarium, you need to let it eat saltwater feeder shrimp. It’s a carnivore and their diets mainly consist of feeder fish and small shrimp.

Body Form or Style: Globiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Ostraciiform Mouth Position- Gape and suck feeders, Mouth on the bottom • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=15+717+238&pcatid=238 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taenianotus_triacanthus#Description


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Court Jester Goby

Species # 8

Common Name: Court Jester Goby Scientific Name: Amblygobius Rainfordi Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class:

Order: Perciformes

Actinopterygii

Family: Gobiidae

Geography / Habitat: You can find these fish around the Philippines south and the southern Great Barrier Reef and also east of Fiji. They say in sandy and muddy bottoms of turbid coastal reefs

Food / Feed Strategy: The are omnivores and the diet should have algae, small crustaceans, like live and frozen brine shrimp, Mysis shrimp.

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

Citation: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Amblygobius-rainfordi.html http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+2124+164&pcatid=164


Fish Identification Research Project Species # 9

Title : Common Name: Falco HawkFish

Scientific Name: cirrhitichthys falco Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class:

Order: Perciformes

Actinopterygii

Family: Cirrhitidae

Geography / Habitat: They are found in the Indo-Pacfice region and are the least aggressive of the all the hawkfish. It spends its time on the substate and low areas.

Food / Feed Strategy: It is a carnivore and need to be feed varieties of marine meats, frozen preparations and live feeder shrimp. They also eater things like crustacean flesh and Mysiid shrimp.

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

Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=15+34+2626&pcatid=2626 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawkfish


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Clown Triggerfish Common Name: Clown TriggerFish

Species # 10

Scientific Name: Balistoides conspicillum Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: tetrodontiformes

Family: Balistidae

Geography / Habitat: You can find these Clown Triggerfish common throughout the tropical and Subtropical Indian ocean and Pacific ocean. You can see them around the external reef slopes with reef until 75 m depths. Food / Feed Strategy: The Clown triggerfish is a carnivore and needs are varied supply of food to help it’s diet. It eats food like squid, krill, clams, small fish and hard shelled shrimp.

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

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

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+44+245&pcatid=245


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Ingen’s seahorse

Species # 11

Common Name: Ingen’s seahorse Scientific Name: hippocampus ingens Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: actinopterygii

Order: gasterosteiformes

Family: syngnathidae

Geography / Habitat: They are often found in the pacific oceans but this seahorse species thrive when kept in an aquarium. While in the wild they use slow movements and blend in with their surroundings. They are extremely small making the predators that hunt them a challenge to find.

Food / Feed Strategy: In the wild, they normally eat small animals, but while kept in an aquarium, it can be fed frozen Mysis shrimp. They will also eat small crustaceans and adult brine shrimp but it shouldn’t make the seashore’s diet.

Body Form or Style: Bony Swim / Locomotion Style: They swim upright Mouth Position: Tubular •

Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=15+40+3191&pcatid=3191 Morphology handout.


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Porcupine Puffer

Species # 12

Common Name: Porcupine Puffer Scientific Name: diodon holocanthus Kingdom: Anmailia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Tetraodontiformes

Family: diodontidae

Geography / Habitat: they are usually found in the muddy sea bottoms or lagoons. You can usually find them in major oceans and sea as well as tropical zones. They are found from Florida to south Africa.

Food / Feed Strategy: It is a omnivore and they need a varied set of meaty foods to help their growing teeth. They eat things like squid, krill, clams and hard shelled shrimp

Body Form or Style: globiform Swim / Locomotion Style: ostraiiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=15+39+244&pcatid=244 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-spine_porcupinefish


Fish Identification Research Project Title Epaulette Shark

Species # 13

Common Name: Epaulette Shark Scientific Name: Hemiscylluim sp. Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: chordata

Class:

Order: orectotolobifomes

chondrichthyes

Family: orectolobidae

Geography / Habitat: You can find these sharks around the new guniea and Australia. You can find a large population of them in the Great Barrier Reef. And even in places like Malaysia and Sumatra. Food / Feed Strategy: You can start feeding them saltwater feeder shrimp or small pieces of squid. This should help it eat, after that you can start feeding them shrimp, scallops or marine shrimp. These sharks are carnivores.

Body Form or Style: Fusiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Thunniform Mouth Position: Supratermenial • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=15+41+291&pcatid=291 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epaulette_shark#Distribution_and_habitat •


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Black Cap Jawfish

Species # 14

Common Name: Black Cap Jawfish Scientific Name: opisotognathus randalli Kingdom: Animaila

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinpterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: opistognathidie

Geography / Habitat: Its normally in the western pacific, found in the Philippines and Indonesia. They normally like to borrow in their holes. Food / Feed Strategy: It should be fed marine fish, crustaceans flesh and Mysis shrimp. These fish are highly territory and engage in jaw locking combat.

Body Form or Style: fusiform Swim / Locomotion Style: carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Opistognathus-randalli.html • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+1637+182&pcatid=182 •


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Flame Cardinal

Species # 15

Common Name: Flame Cardinal Scientific Name: Apogon spp Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class:

Order: percirformes

Actinopterypii

Family: Apongonidae

Geography / Habitat: You can normally find these fish in the carribean or costa rica. The like to live in tropical waters, possibly near coral. It tends to be aggressive to other cardinal fish. Food / Feed Strategy: It requires meaty-vitamins rich foods like feeder shrimp, marine flesh and bloodworms. It also depends on the size of the fish to see whether or not it can be fed live feeder fish. It is also a omnivore.

Body Form or Style: Corpressive form Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+26+79&pcatid=79 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostorhinchus •


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Bicolor Dottyback

Species # 16

Common Name: Bicolor Dottyback Scientific Name: pictichromis paccagnellae Kingdom: Animailia

Phylum: Chordata

Class:

Order: perciformes

actinopterygii

Family: pseudochromidae

Geography / Habitat: It is found in the indo-pacific region in shallow coastal drop offs. You can see them around coral and reefs Food / Feed Strategy: It will eat large ornamental shrimp and also eats bristle worms. As well as meaty food and frozen foods.

Body Form or Style: compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carnagiform Mouth Position: Termainal • Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictichromis_paccagnellae

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Fish Identification Research Project Title : Kole Yellow eye Tang

Species # 17

Common Name: Kole Yellow eye tang Scientific Name: ctenochaetus strigosus Kingdom: Animaila

Phylum: Chordata

Class:

Order: perciformes

actinoterygii

Family: acanthuridae

Geography / Habitat: You can find these fish are very common in places like hawii. They most hang around reefs in marine waters.

Food / Feed Strategy: You can feed them meaty foods but this animal is a herbivore. Make sure to feed it marine bases seawater and aglae . Feeding it this helps it immune systems

Body Form or Style: Depressifrom Swim / Locomotion Style: carangiform Mouth Position: terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=15+43+345&pcatid=345 •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Glasseye Squirelfish

Species # 18

Common Name: Glass Eye Squirrelfish Scientific Name: Heteropriacanthus cruenatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class:

Order: perciformes

actinpterygii

Family: priacanthidae

Geography / Habitat: They are commonly found in parts of the western Atlantic, the also can be found in continental water around Florida to the gulf of Mexico and Indo-Pacific Region Food / Feed Strategy: This fish is a carnivore and needs live saltwater feeder shrimp to help it start eating in a aquarium. Once it starts eating, you can feed it live feeder shrimps, freezedried shrimps and chopped marine meats.

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

Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=15+42+311&pcatid=311 http://www.fishbase.us/summary/Heteropriacanthus-cruentatus.html


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Decorated Rabbitfish

Species # 19

Common Name: Decorated Rabbitfish Scientific Name: Siganus puellus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: siganidae

Geography / Habitat: They like to hang around coral-rich areas in the indo pacific regions. They can also be found in the south china to the gilbert island. You can normally find the adults in pairs. Food / Feed Strategy: This animal is an herbivore so it should be fed a variety of vegetable matter. You can also feed it dried seaweed.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://fishbase.us/summary/Siganus-puellus.html http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+1465+1502&pcatid=1502


Title Blue Damesls

Fish Identification Research Project Species # 20

Common Name: Blue Damsels Scientific Name: Chrysiptera cyanea Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: pomacentrinae

Geography / Habitat: Normally found in the indo pacific region as well western Australia, Solomon islands, Philippines, and a variety of different others. You can find the fish hiding within rubble and sub tidal reef flats. Food / Feed Strategy: It is a omnivore and should be fed flakes and frozen foods, and prepared herbivore selections.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carnigiform Mouth Position: Termnial •

Citation: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Chrysiptera-cyanea.html

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+28+111&pcatid=111


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Raccoon Butterflyfish

Species # 21

Common Name: Raccoon Butterflyfish Scientific Name: Chaetodon lunula Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class:

Order: perciformes

Actinoterygii

Family: chaetodntidae

Geography / Habitat: You can find them in the indo-pacific, from east Africa to the hawiians to northern japan and many other places. They mostly come out at night and travel in pairs in shallow reef flats and tide pools Food / Feed Strategy: It might not eat the first time, so you need to feed it a small anemone. Once they start eating they can be fed meaty foods, Mysis shrimp and frozen perpations several times a day.

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Body Form or Style: Depressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=15+25+299&pcatid=299 http://www.fishbase.org/summary/5565


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Barlett’s Anthias

Species # 22

Common Name: Barlett’s Anthias Scientific Name: Pseudanthias bartlettorum Kingdom: animalia

Phylum: chordata

Class:

Order: periformes

actinopterygii

Family: serraandiae

Geography / Habitat: Mainly found in the pacific ocean, also found Caroline islands and Marshall islands, they mostly hang around reefs. You can find them in large group of females and juveniles. Food / Feed Strategy: When in a aquarium, you can feed it frozen Mysis shrimp, frozen brine shrimp and also eat high quality flake foods. You can also feed it live food occasionally.

Body Form or Style: compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carngiform Mouth Position: terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=15+20+1128&pcatid=1128 • http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Pseudanthias-bartlettorum.html


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Coral hogfish

Species # 23

Common Name: coral hogfish Scientific Name: Bodianus mesothorax Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: labridae

Geography / Habitat: Western pacific between japan and Sydney, Australia, also lives on the western coast of Malaysia. It stays in the subtropical zones, adults stay in coral rich slopes near caves Food / Feed Strategy: Its normally eats snails, worms, mussels, small fish, shrimp and squid. When kept in a aquruim, make sure to keep it in a large or the fish will end up eating the reef.

Body Form or Style: compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: carangiform Mouth Position: Mouth • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=15+35+192&pcatid=192 http://fishbase.us/summary/Bodianus-mesothorax.html


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Chalk Bass

Species # 24

Common Name: Chalk Bass Scientific Name: Serranus tortugarum Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class:

Order: perciformes

Actinopterygii

Family: Serranidae

Geography / Habitat: Normally found in the western Atlantic, southern Florida, Bahamas and the virgin island. You can find the under silty or sandy bottoms. They move in small groups hovering over conch shells. Food / Feed Strategy: They are carnivores and require a variety of meaty foods like brine shrimp, Mysis shrimp and flake foods. Depending on the size of the fish, if you have a shrimp in the same tank, it may attack it.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carnigiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=15+2730+1700&pcatid=1700 • http://www.fishbase.org/summary/3351


Fish Identification Research Project Title : orange tail blue damselfish

Species # 25

Common Name: orange tail blue damselfish Scientific Name: Chrysiptera cyanea Kingdom: Anamalia

Phylum: chordata

Class: actinopteygii

Order: perciformes

Family: pomacentirdae

Geography / Habitat: They are mainly distributed throughout the indo-pacific region. They can also be found from the Solomon Islands, new Britain and Indonesia. They can be found in rubble and coral in sheltered lagoons. They can be found in groups of juveniles and females most of the time. Food / Feed Strategy: As a herbivore, this fish can’t eat meat, so make sure to feed it flake foods and other herbivore prepations. In the wild, this fish can eat a variety of other herbivore or foods like algae, tunicates and copepods.

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Body Form or Style: compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: carnigiform Mouth Position: terminal • Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysiptera_cyanea • http://www.fishbase.org/summary/5695 •


Fish Identification Research Project

Freshwater Fishes


Fish Identification Research Project

Title :

Koi Angel

Species # 26

Common Name: Koi Angel Scientific Name: Pterophyllum sp Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chorata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perofprmes

Family: Cichildae

Geography / Habitat: This fish’s origins says that they are tank bred, meaning that they must have started out in a tank. It likes to be in a tank that is 30 gallon with slightly acidic water. The Bottom of the tank should be rocks or driftwood. Food / Feed Strategy: This fish is a omnivore and will eat flaky foods as well as vegetables. It can also eat meaty foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms.

Body Form or Style: Depressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carnigiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+879+1571&pcatid=1571 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pterophyllum


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Teloscope Goldfish

Species # 27

Common Name: Teloscope Goldfish Scientific Name: Carassius auratus Kingdom: Animlia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: cyprinformes

Family: Cyprindae

Geography / Habitat: You can find these fish Eastern Asia, in places like china and maybe in places like Europe. They normally hang around backwater and streams, even more so in water with lots of aquatic vegetation. Food / Feed Strategy: They are omnivores and tend to eat anything dried or live foods. But they cannot have protein; make sure to limit it by 30%. You can also feed them flake or pellet food.

Body Form or Style: Compressivform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carnigiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=508 •

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Fish Identification Research Project Title : 28

Electric Yellow Cichild

Species #

Common Name: Electirc Yellow Cichild Scientific Name: Labidochromis caeruleus Kingdom: Animaila

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Cichildae

Geography / Habitat: Mainly found in Africa’s Lake Malwi in a part called lion’s cove. It likes to stay in deep rocky areas where there are small amounts of sediments.

Food / Feed Strategy: It is a omnivore and need meaty foods and greens like brine shrimp, bloodworms and flake foods. It also will it vegetable matter.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carngiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.tropical-fish-friends.com/electric-yellow-cichlid.html • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=830+831+839&pcatid=839


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Siamese fighting fish

Species # 29

Common Name: Siamese Fighting Fish Scientific Name: Betta splendens Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Osphronemidae

Geography / Habitat: They are found in Thailand and Cambodia, in shallow waters. They normally live in slow moving streams and swamps. It has been bred plenty of times since its discovery so, you can find them in more places around the world. Food / Feed Strategy: This fish is mainly a carnivore, meaning that it can be fed flake foods or frozen or dried bloodworms and brine shrimp.

Body Form or Style: Compressifrom Swim / Locomotion Style: Carnigiform Mouth Position: Supraterminal? • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+832+990&pcatid=990 http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/anabantids2/p/betta.htm


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Mickey Mouse Platy

Species # 30

Common Name: Mickey Mouse Platy Scientific Name: Xiphophorus maculatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class:

Order: Cyprindonttoforemes

Actinopterygii

Family: Poecillidae

Geography / Habitat: You can find these fish around central America around the British Honduras. You can also find them in places like stagnant ponds and drainages. They are mostly found dense tree canopies where they have little or no shades to the sun. Food / Feed Strategy: This fish is a omnivore that will eat prepared flake foods and algae. They will also eat freeze-dried bloodworms, tubiflex and brine shrimp.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carnigiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+1103+1068&pcatid=1068 • http://genome.wustl.edu/genomes/detail/xiphophorus-maculatus/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_platyfish •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Green Texas Cichild

Species # 31

Common Name: Green Texas Cichild Scientific Name: Herichthys carpinte Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Cihlidae

Geography / Habitat: Normally found in parts of northern Mexico. One of their main habitat is at the mouth of the Panuco Drainage. This fish can also be farmed-raised.

Food / Feed Strategy: This fish is a omnivore and will eat both frozen and prepared foods like freeze- dried blood-worms, tubi-flex and ocean plankton. They will also flake foods and cichlid pellets.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carngiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+889+916&pcatid=916 • http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/herichthys-carpintis/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herichthys_carpintis


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Pigeon Blood Discus

Species # 32

Common Name: Pigeon Blood Discus Scientific Name: Symphysodon sp Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinoptergii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Cichildae

Geography / Habitat: You can find this fish in the rivers of the amazon river . But, they have also been introduced to Columbia and Peru. They mainly inhabit floodplain lakes and rivers in the Amazonian. Food / Feed Strategy: This is fish is very carnivorous. They like freeze-dried blood worms but do not feed them tubi-flex. It contain lots of pathogens that can get your fish sick. They will also eat high quality flake foods and meaty frozen foods. When this fish spawns, the fry feed on the parents mucus, making this fish from advanced people only.

Body Form or Style: Depressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carngiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+834+851&pcatid=851 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discus_(fish)#Location_and_habitat • http://www.tropicalfishsite.com/blue-diamond-discus-symphysodon-aequifaciatus-sp/ http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f29/discus-profile-symphysodon-sp-286029.html


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Dalmatian Molly

Species # 33

Common Name: Dalmatian Molly Scientific Name: Poecilia latipinna Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cyprindontiformes

Family: Poecilia

Geography / Habitat: You can normally find these fish the east coast of Florida, gulf of Mexico, and North Carolina. They normally crowd around small surface waters along the edges or marshes. They also can be found in lowland steams, ponds and swamps. Food / Feed Strategy: This fish is a omnivore and needs algae from time to time. They should eat algae based flake food and freeze-dried bloodworms and brine shrimp.

Body Form or Style: Compressform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carnigiform Mouth Position: Termnial • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+1101+1058&pcatid=1058 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailfin_molly •


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Orante Bichir

Species # 34

Common Name: Ornaate Bichir Scientific Name- Polypterus ornatipinnis Kingdom: Anmialia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Polypteriformes

Family: Polypterdiae

Geography / Habitat: You can find them in Africa by the Congo river in Cameroon. They can also be found in the democratic republic and in Angola. They live in calm waters of swamps and rivers . Food / Feed Strategy: As a larvae they eat insects and worms, but as they get older they tend to eat other fish. These fish are carnivore and mainly hunts at night.

Body Form or Style: Taeniform Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarnigform Mouth Position Terminal • Citation: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/8115 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polypterus_ornatipinnis


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Redtail shark

Species # 35

Common Name: Redtail Shark Scientific Name: Epalzeorhynchos bicolor Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Cyprindae

Geography / Habitat:- Normally found in part of Asia and Thailand. You can find them in mainstream rivers and floodplains as far south as Bangkok. This fish is critically endangered. Its only known location is in the Chao Phrya basin . Food / Feed Strategy: This fish is a omnivore and eats flake foods, freeze dried bloodworms. They should be also be fed vegetable type foods as well. It’s not a picky eaters.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: carnigform Mouth Position-Terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+888+1172&pcatid=1172 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-tailed_black_shark • http://www.fishbase.org/summary/10835 •


Title :

Giant Danio

Fish Identification Research Project Species # 36

Common Name: Giant Danio Scientific Name: Danio aequipinnatus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinoptergii

Order: Cypriniformes

Family: Cyprindae

Geography / Habitat: They are normally found in Sri Lanka and part of India. They live high up in river and streams up to 1000 ft high. They normally like to be around small gravel. Food / Feed Strategy: They are omnivores and the diet mostly needs flake foods and vegetable matter. They will also eat tubeiflex and freeze-dried bloodworms.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carngiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+881+945&pcatid=945 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_danio


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Royal Blue Discus

Species # 37

Common Name: Royal Blue Discus Scientific Name: Kingdom: Animlia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Cichlidae

Geography / Habitat: Normally found in south America and Amazonian near the amazon basin. It normally inhabits lake and rivers with high quality water. It’s also a neotropical fish Food / Feed Strategy: It is very carnivorous and eat flake food, pellet food for discus , and meaty frozen foods. Highly territorial.

Body Form or Style: Depressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carnigform Mouth Position: terminal • Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discus_(fish) • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=830+834+979&pcatid=979 •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Gardneri Panchax Killfish

Species # 38

Common Name: Gardneti Panchax Killfish Scientific Name: Fundulopanchax gardneri Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Acttinopterygii

Order: Cynprindontiformes

Family: nothobranchiidae

Geography / Habitat – Normally found in northern Nicaragua and western Cameroon. They normally inhabit creeks rivers, swamps, steams and pools in humid areas of the rain forest. Food / Feed Strategy: This fish is mainly a carnivore. Its most live foods like brine shrimp, and white worms. They also eat dry flakes and frozen foods. Newborn fish need to eat brine shrimp when born.

Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carnigiform Mouth Position: termnail • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+1745+1174&pcatid=1174 • http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/fundulopanchax-gardneri-gardneri/ •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Pink Convict Cichilid

Species # 39

Common Name: Pink Convict Cichilid Scientific Name: Archocentrus nigrofasciatus Kingdom: Animila

Phylum: Chordata

Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: cichlidae

Geography / Habitat: You can normally find these fish central America in areas like el Salvador, Guatemala and Costa Rica. The adults stay in flowing water in small creeks and streams. They like rocky habitats and like to find cracks to stay in. Food / Feed Strategy: Omnivorous, they will eat frozen foods like freeze-dried bloodworms and ocean plankton. They also eat flake food and Cichlid pellets

Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: carnigiform Mouth Position: terminal • Citation: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/3615 •

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convict_cichlid http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=830+889+912&pcatid=912


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Black Phantom Tetra

Species # 40

Common Name: Black Phantom Tetra Scientific Name: Megalamphodus megalopterus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Characiformes

Family: Characdiae

Geography / Habitat: Normally in found in Bolivia and Brazil in parts of Rio Guapore and Rio Paraguay. They live in clear water in the famous Pantanal wetlands. They normally stay around dense aquatic vegetation Food / Feed Strategy: They are omnivores, and they eat a variety of foods like brine shrimp or daphaina. And foods like freeze dried bloodworms, micro pellet food and high quality flake food.

Body Form or Style: compressifrom Swim / Locomotion Style: Carngiform Mouth Position: terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+890+893&pcatid=893 • http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/hyphessobrycon-megalopterus/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_phantom_tetra


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Madagascan Rainbow 41

Species #

Common Name: Madagascan rainbow Scientific Name: Bedotia gaeyi Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: atheriniformes

Family: bedotiidae

Geography / Habitat: Mainly found in parts of Madagascar, these fish tend to be Freshwater only. You can find them in medium size river and streams. And sometimes in swamps and marshes. Food / Feed Strategy: These fish are omnivores, but they have large mouths. Still, the food should be mixed with flake foods, live food and algae. Make sure the portion are small.

Body Form or Style: Sagittiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carnigiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedotia • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=830+886+1056&pcatid=1056 •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Lohachata Biota Loach 42

Species #

Common Name: Lohachata Biota Loach Scientific Name: Botia lohachata Kingdom: Anmailia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cyprinformes

Family: Botildae

Geography / Habitat: They are from parts of India and Pakistan. It likes soft, acidic waters. But it might like to change constantly. In an aquarium it likes hard water. Food / Feed Strategy: These fish will tend to eat anything since it’s an omnivore. It can eat flake foods, brine shrimp, bloodworms and snails. They also can eat pellets.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carnigiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoyo_loach • http://freshaquarium.about.com/od/loaches/p/yoyoloach.htm • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=830+885+1109&pcatid=1109


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Columbian Shark

Species # 43

Common Name: Columbian Shark Scientific Name: Arius jordani Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Siluriformes

Family: Ariidae

Geography / Habitat: Normally found in the brackish waters of around the coastlines of north and south America, Africa, and Asia where there stay in warm temperate zones. This fish is strictly freshwater. Food / Feed Strategy: These fish are omnivores and also scavengers. They like to eat leftover food, but you can also feed them algae, and sinking pellets. They should also be fed meaty and plant foods

Body Form or Style: Fusiform Swim / Locomotion Style: subcarngiform Mouth Position: Subterminal • Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariidae • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=830+1163+936&pcatid=936 • http://www.aquariumdomain.com/viewSpeciesFreshwater.php?id=123 •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Cherry Bomb Common Name: Cherry Bomb

Species # 44

Scientific Name: Puntius titteya Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cyprinformes

Family: Cyprinidae

Geography / Habitat: Mainly found Sri Lanka in the Kelani and Niwala river basins. Specifically, they are in a part of the river call the wet zone and smaller drainages in between. The wet zone receives over 2000-3000 mm of rain. Food / Feed Strategy: This fish is a omnivore and need to be fed a variety of foods. Make sure to feed it both meaty and vegetable foods. They also will take high quality flake food. Frozen foods should be bloodworms and brine shrimp.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carnigiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+889+922&pcatid=922 • http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/puntius-titteya/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_barb


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Maingano Cichlid

Species # 45

Common Name: Maingano Cichlid Scientific Name: Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos Kingdom: Anamailia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: cichildae

Geography / Habitat: The only know place where these fish live is in Lake Malawi. Normally found in the northeastern shore or likoma island where it inhabits rocky shorelines. Food / Feed Strategy: Mainly a herbivore, it needs to be fed vegetable rich foods in flake foods, dried seaweed and algae.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carnigform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+2855+891&pcatid=891 • http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/melanochromis-cyaneorhabdos/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanochromis_cyaneorhabdos


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Gold Dust Molly

Species # 46

Common Name: Gold dust molly Scientific Name: Poecilia sphenops Kingdom: Anamilia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Cyprinodontiformes

Family: Poecillidae

Geography / Habitat: Mainly found in central and south America. Also found in Mexico to Columbia. They like brackish waters and are freshwater around 18-28. Food / Feed Strategy: This omnivore that needs both algae based flake food or flake food. They also have freeze-dried bloodworms and brine shrimp.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carngiform Mouth Position: Termnail • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+1101+2942&pcatid=2942 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poecilia_sphenops • http://www.fishbase.org/summary/4680


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Calvus Cichild

Species # 47

Common Name: Calvus Cichild Scientific Name: Altolamprologus calvus Kingdom: Anaimila

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Cichidae

Geography / Habitat: They are mostly in lake Tanganyika which is Tananzia and part of Zambia. They to like around rocky environments in cracks and crevices.

Food / Feed Strategy: Mainly a carnivore it needs meaty foods like blood worms, brine shirimp and Mysis shrimp and carnivore flake and pellet foods.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carnigiform Mouth Position: terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+831+1828&pcatid=1828 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altolamprologus_calvus •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Altum Angel

Species # 48

Common Name: Altum Angel Scientific Name: Pterophyllum altum Kingdom: Animaila

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: cihildae

Geography / Habitat: Normally found in southern Venezuela, southeastern Columbia and northern brazil. They like to be in soft water in tributaries in a pH level of 4.5-5.8. They like temperatures of 78 to 84 degrees. Food / Feed Strategy: This fish is a omnivore and need both vegetables and meaty foods. They also well it flake food and frozen food. They can eat brine shrimp and bloodworms as well.

Body Form or Style: Depressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Carngiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+879+1178&pcatid=1178 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pterophyllum_altum


Fish Identification Research Project Title:Neon Blue dwarf gourmi 49

Species #

Common Name: Blue Dwarf Gourmi Scientific Name: Colisa lalia Kingdom: Animaila

Phylum: Chordata

Class:

Order: Perciformes

actinopterygii

Family: osphronemidae

Geography / Habitat: Found in a varitety of places like Pakistan, india and Bangladesh. They can also be found In part of Nepal as well. They mainly inhabit heavily vegetated environments like swamps, ditches and streams. Food / Feed Strategy: They are omnivores and need both algea based foods and meaty foods. They will also eat algea based flake food and brineshrimp. They can eat freeze-dried bloodworms as well.

Body Form or Style: Globiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Ostraciiform Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=830+882+981&pcatid=981 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_gourami • http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/trichogaster-lalius/


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Feeder Platy

Species # 50

Common Name: feeder platy Scientific Name: Xiphophorus variatus Kingdom: Anamailia

Phylum:chrodata

Class:actinoptreygii

Order:cyprinodonformes

Family:poecillidae

Geography / Habitat: Normally found in places like costa rica, Columbia and the USA. In Asia, they can be found in places like Singapore and hong kong. They can be found in heavily vegetated streams, ponds, swamp, canals and ditches. Food / Feed Strategy: This fish is a omnivore and should be fed flake foods, as well as freeze-dried blood worms and tubiflex. They can also eat brine shrimp and they can be seen eating on detris and zoobenthos in the wild.

Body Form or Style: compressiform Swim / Locomotion Style: carnigiform Mouth Position: terminal • Citation: http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/xiphophorus-variatus/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variatus_platy • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=830+1103+2820&pcatid=2820 •


Fish Identification Research Project

Saltwater/Marine invertebrates Fish


Fish Identification Research Project Title Blue Velvet Nudibranch 59

Species #

Common Name: Blue Velvet Nudibranch Scientific Name: Chelidonura varians Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Gastropoda

Order: cephalaspidea

Family: Aglajidae

Geography / Habitat: They can be found in the indo-pacific region. They can be found in shallow bottoms, also can be found in decaying wood and vegetation. It can also secrete venomous hydrozoan Nematocysts. Food / Feed Strategy: This invertebrate is carnivore and eats flatworms by sucking them up threw their mouths. They tend to be common in aquariums, and this slug will help them from completely invading the aquarium.

Body Form or Style: Bilatlaterlly Symmetrical. Swim / Locomotion Style: The crawl using their heads and back parts Mouth Position: Tubular • Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelidonura_varians • http://www.freshmarine.com/velvet-sea-slug.html • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+524+2198&pcatid=2198 •


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Tile Sea star

Species # 60

Common Name: Tile sea star Scientific Name: Fromia monilis Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Echinodermata

Class: Asteroidea

Order: Valvatida

Family: Goniasteridae

Geography / Habitat: This sea star can be found in the waters of the Indian ocean and the western pacific ocean. They can also be found in parts of japan and Australia from the Andaman island. It likes to live in shallow rocky environments in a depth of 0-50 meters. Food / Feed Strategy: This starfish is a very hard one to feed, mainly because it feeds on microscopic algae and microorganisms. It will die of starvation if not in a seasoned aquarium.

Body Form or Style: Swim / Locomotion Style: Tube like feet(Hydrolic Vascular) on underside can help it move. Hydrolic vascular system Mouth Position: Tubular Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fromia_monilis http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+528+580&pcatid=580


Fish Identification Research Project Title Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab 61

Species #

Common Name: Scarlet Reef Hermit Crab Scientific Name: Paguristes cadenati Kingdom: Animaila

Phylum: Arthopoda

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Decapoda

Family: Diogenidae

Geography / Habitat: Normally found in the Caribbean and Western Atlantic ocean and parts of Indonesia, they can be found along the reef faces and coral rubble. It very small with it only growing to 1 and ½ inches long. Food / Feed Strategy: This crap tends to eat anything that you can feed it but it is both a herbivore and omnivore. You can give it fish food, algae and they tend to eat animal matter as well.

Body Form or Style: Bilaterally symmetrical Swim / Locomotion Style: No ball-in-socket joints so they move sideways Mouth Position: Terminal, but they have specialized parts for finer food processing • Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paguristes_cadenati • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+501+620&pcatid=620 • http://www.freshmarine.com/scarlet-hermit-crab.html


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Longspin urchin

Species # 62

Common Name: Longspin Urchin Scientific Name: Diadema setosum Kingdom: Animaila

Phylum: Echinodermata

Class: Echinodea

Order: Diaemtoida

Family: Diadematidae

Geography / Habitat: You can find these urchins in the indo-pacfic and parts of the red sea. You can also find them as far as japan and Africa. They can be found normally in coral reefs, sand flats and sea grass beds. Food / Feed Strategy: it is a herbivore and should be fed with dried seaweeds. Make sure to be very careful when feeding this urchin because it is venomous and it equals a bee sting. But, the venom is not fatal to human and should be ok after few hours.

Body Form or Style: Spherical Swim / Locomotion Style: They move by tube feet on the underside by the spines. Mouth Position: In the middle arranged in a circle called Aristotle’s lantern. • Citation: https://sites.google.com/site/seaurchins15corap/what-do-sea-urchins-eat-andhow-do-they-eat-it • http://www.redorbit.com/education/reference_library/animal_kingdom/echinoderms/11128 34479/diadema-setosum/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diadema_setosum • http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_sea_urchins_eat • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+530+591&pcatid=591


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Rose Bulb Anemone

Species # 63

Common Name: Rose Bulb Anemone Scientific Name: Entacmaea quadricolor Kingdom: Anamaila

Phylum: Cnidaria

Class: Anthozoa

Order: Actiniaria

Family: Actiniidae

Geography / Habitat: They are normally found in the tropical waters of the indo-pacific regions like the Red Sea. They can also be found in parts of Fiji and Indonesia. They like to stay in coral rubble in solid reefs. Food / Feed Strategy: This fish might be a carnivore due to its carnivorous diet. They normally eat chopped fish, shrimp, or worms. Nutrients are mostly obtained by filer feeding thanks to its tentacles.

Body Form or Style: Lateral Swim / Locomotion Style: It stays stable. Mouth Position: In the middle of the Anemone • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=497+499+869&pcatid=869 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble-tip_anemone#Association •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Blue Tuxedo Urchin

Species # 64

Common Name: Blue Tuxedo Scientific Name: Mespilia globulus Kingdom: Anmaila

Phylum: Echinodermeta

Class: Echinodea

Order: Camarodonta

Family: Temnopleuridae

Geography / Habitat: You can find these urchins in a variety of places such as the bay of Bengals, East indies, north Australia, china, the Philippines and many more. It likes to hide in rock crevices or in rock caves. Its main habitat is tropical waters inshore in 0-60 degree depth. Food / Feed Strategy: its diet is mainly made up of plants mainly because it is an herbivore. It main substance it need is algae or dried seaweed. It also can eat phytoplankton.

Body Form or Style: Body bands in Black or Blue color Swim / Locomotion Style: It uses its podia for movement Mouth Position: The bottom side • Citation: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/urchinsii.htm • http://www.marinespecies.org/echinoidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=214476 • http://www.freshmarine.com/pincushion-tuxedo-urchin.html • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+530+595&pcatid=595


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Margarita Snail

Species # 65

Common Name: Margarita Snail Scientific Name: Margarites pupillus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Gastropoda

Order: Archaeogastropoda

Family: Trochiadae

Geography / Habitat: They live in the indo-pacific region of the ocean. It likes to stay where the temperatures are low. It likes to stay on the rock and sand. They like to hide during the day. Food / Feed Strategy: If the algae levels in a aquarium are low, the snail with end up starving to death. You can also feed it dried seaweed. If you want to feed it, make sure to use a algae clip and tie the seaweed around the rock, then drop it near the water.

Body Form or Style: Divided into parts- Head, Foot, Visceral mass Swim / Locomotion Style: Waves move from foot to head to carry the snail forward. Mouth Position: At the bottom of the head. • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=497+526+569&pcatid=569 • http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/SwSnails/Margarita.php • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margarites_pupillus • http://www.welcomewildlife.com/?folder=pages/urban%20wildlife/other/snails •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Brittle sea Star

Species # 66

Common Name: Brittle sea Star Scientific Name: Ophiocoma scolopendrina Kingdom: Anmailia

Phylum: Echinodermata

Class: Stelleroidea

Order: Ophiurida

Family: Ophipocmidae

Geography / Habitat: There are multiple place that this sea star can be found. To the Indian ocean, to Kenya and Mozambique, most of these places can be found in Africa. Mainly found in crevices and under boulders. Food / Feed Strategy: Mainly an omnivore, it enjoys zooplankton, brine shrimp and chopped meaty foods. They should also be fed vegetable foods. At night they also come out to eat detris and other small organisms in the wild.

\ Body Form or Style: Dish shaped Swim / Locomotion Style: uses its flexible arms to move Mouth Position: In the middle of the dish shaped body • Citation: http://www.marinespecies.org/ophiuroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212378 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophiocoma_scolopendrina • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+528+2079&pcatid=2079 •


Title : Octopus

Fish Identification Research Project Species # 67

Common Name: Octopus Scientific Name: Octopus sp Kingdom: Anmailia

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Cephalopoda

Order: Octopoda

Family: Octopdidae

Geography / Habitat: Normally found in oceans everywhere, the octopus lives in a variety of places like coral reefs and pelagic waters. They also like to stay at the ocean floor. Some octopuses like to burrow underground. Food / Feed Strategy: Most octopuses are carnivorous, so they tend to eat lots of meat. In the wild if they bottom dwell, they will eat mainly crabs, Worms and mollusks. In the open ocean however, they eat prawn, fish and cellapods. But, in aquarium, they can eat shrimp and mussel meat. They can also eat crayfish and feeder shrimp.

Body Form or Style: Celphalapod, their head branch their tentacles Swim / Locomotion Style: They can use their tentacles to crawl, but they also use jet propulsion. Mouth Position: In the center of the body • Citation: http://animals.howstuffworks.com/marine-life/octopus1.htm • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+500+1719&pcatid=1719 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus#Locomotion


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Pencil Urchin

Species # 68

Common Name: Pencil Urchin Scientific Name: Eucidaris tribuloides Kingdom: Anamaila

Phylum: Echinodermata

Class: Echinodea

Order: Cidaroida

Family: Cidaridae

Geography / Habitat: This urchin can be found in multiple countries like the United states and Mexico. They can also be found in the mid-Atlantic ridge to the Caribbean. They like to use their spines to anchor themselves on large rocks or into crevices. Food / Feed Strategy: Mainly an omnivore, they should be fed dried seaweed and some animal-based foods. In the wild, this urchin mainly feeds on sponges and corals.

Body Form or Style: Globular Swim / Locomotion Style: They use their tube feet to move across the sea floor, they also use their spines to move around. Mouth Position: Their mouths tend to face up • Citation: http://www.mexfish.com/fish/spurch/spurch.htm • http://www.tfhmagazine.com/details/marine-invert/eucidaris-tribuloides.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucidaris_tribuloides • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+530+592&pcatid=592 •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Condy Anemone

Species # 69

Common Name: Condy Anemone Scientific Name: Condylactis gigantea Kingdom: Anamaila

Phylum: Cnidaria

Class: Anthozoa

Order: Actiniaria

Family: Actiniidae

Geography / Habitat: This species of Anemone is very common in the Bermuda and the Caribbean. They can be found in a variety of places such as crevices in rock walls, or attached to a shell somewhere. They can be found also in the lagoon areas in the Caribbean. Food / Feed Strategy: This anemone is a carnivore and likes to eat meaty foods. They should be fed fish, mussels, shrimp and other foods. They eat the same in the wild but, they will not go after some natural predators.

Body Form or Style: Almost shoe shaped Swim / Locomotion Style: It uses it pedal discs to move around Mouth Position: In the middle of the body on the top surrounded by tentacles • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=497+499+619&pcatid=619 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condylactis_gigantea


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Red Knob sea star

Species # 70

Common Name: Red Knob Sea Star Scientific Name: Protoreaster linckii Kingdom: Animaila

Phylum: Echinodermata

Class: Asteroidea

Order: Valvatida

Family: Oreasteridae

Geography / Habitat: Mainly found, in the indo-pacfic region. They can also be found in parts of Africa. They like muddy or shallow beds , but they can be seen in shallow tidal pools. They like depth at 100 feet deep. Food / Feed Strategy: This sea star is mainly a carnivore and should eat lot of meaty foods. They should including chopped clams , shrimp, fish and small squid once a week. They also eat corals, sponges and other sea stars.

Body Form or Style: 5 Rayed Symmetry Swim / Locomotion Style: uses muiltple limps for movement Mouth Position: In the center • Citation: http://animals.pawnation.com/redknobbed-starfish-8075.html • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-knobbed_starfish • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+528+562&pcatid=562 •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Haddon Carpet Anemone

Species # 71

Common Name: Haddon’s carpet Anemone Scientific Name:

Stichodactyla haddoni

Kingdom: Anamalia

Phylum: cnidaria

Class: anthozoa

Order: actintaria

Family: stichodactylide

Geography / Habitat: they are mainly located in the the Indo- Pacfic regions and the red sea. They can be also found in the fijislands. They like to live in depths from 13 to 130 m on they are on sandy bottoms or coral. Some of these anemones like cracks and crevices. Food / Feed Strategy: They are mainly carnivores. In the wild, they like to blind prey thanks to their poisonious tentacles and eat things like shrimp, snails, and crabs. But, while in a aquaruim, they like frozen carniovre prepartions.

Body Form or Style: They could be long and short Swim / Locomotion Style: They stay mainly on ground and not move Mouth Position: In the middle. • Citation: http://animal-world.com/Aquarium-CoralReefs/Saddle-Anemone#Habitat: Distribution / Background • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stichodactyla_gigantea • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+499+602&pcatid=602 • •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Pincusion Urchin

Species #

Common Name: Pincusion Urchin Scientific Name: Lytechinus variegatus Kingdom: Anmailia

Phylum: Echinodermata

Class: Echinodermata

Order: temnopleuroida

Family: toxopneuxtidae

Geography / Habitat: These urchins can be found in a variety of seas, from the western Atlantic ocean, the Caribbean seas as well as southern Florida. They can also be found in the Yucatan peninsula. They are normally in coral reefs and rocky reefs and on muddy substrates. Food / Feed Strategy: These urchins are omnivores, and they need mainly algae. But, if they can’t eat the algae, they can eat dried seaweed. They also use their spines to catch food in the wild.

Body Form or Style: rounded body covered in spines Swim / Locomotion Style: tube feet and spines Mouth Position: In the middle, uses Aristotle’s lantern. • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=497+530+593&pcatid=593 • http://saltwaterfishhaven.com/Pincushion-Urchin-PincshnUrchin.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lytechinus_variegatus •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Rock Flower anemone 65 (Not 2 animals)

Species # 64 and

Common Name: Rock flower Scientific Name: Epicystis crucifer Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Cndaira

Class: Anthzoa

Order: Actiaria

Family: phymanidae

Geography / Habitat: Mainly found in the Caribbean, they can be found in tons of different colors. They either are seen in groups or just living alone. They like staying near vertical rock walls and putting their entire body in the sand. Food / Feed Strategy: This anemone is carnivorous and needs meaty foods to eat. They like mussels and chopped fish meat. They can also eat high quality frozen foods. You can also help it grown by adding iodine.

Body Form or Style: Tubular Swim / Locomotion Style: ocassionlay, they attach themselves on hermit crabs Mouth Position: In the middle • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=497+499+1704&pcatid=1704 http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/anthozoa


Fish Identification Research Project

Freshwater inverts


Fish Identification Research Project Title :

Dwarf African frog

Species # 66

Common Name: Dwarf African frog Scientific Name: Hymenochirus curtipes Kingdom: Anamilia

Phylum: Chrodata

Class: Amphibia

Order: anura

Family: pipdae

Geography / Habitat: Just like the name this frog is from Africa but originated from the Caribbean. They can be found specifically in both tropical and subtropical areas in the Congo region. They can live in shallow waters and creeks. Food / Feed Strategy: They are carnivore and need meaty foods. They should eat brine shrimp, frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms and sometimes tubiflex. In the wild, they tend to eat mosquito larvae, baby shrimp, and much more. Uses hyobrancial pump and webbed feet for eating food.

Body Form or Style: Narrow shaped if male, pear shaped if female. Swim / Locomotion Style: Uses webbed feet to swim, since it’s completely aquatic Mouth Position: Terminal, uses hyobrancial pump for sucking up food • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=1075+2945&pcatid=2945 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_dwarf_frog


Fish Identification Research Project Title : White Ghost Lobster

Species # 67

Common Name: White Ghost lobster Scientific Name: Cherax destructor Kingdom: Anmailia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Malastroca

Order: decapoda

Family: parastacidae

Geography / Habitat: They are mostly found in Australia, like in cities like Victoria and south wales. This lobster was also tank raised. They can be found in swamps, streams, river, reservoirs and farm dams. They can also be found in waterways around Australia. Food / Feed Strategy: They are omnivorous, but they act as scavengers in the aquarium. They should be fed sinking pellets, flake food and dried up algae. Since they are scavengers, they tend to eat anything that sinks to the bottom on the aquarium.

Body Form or Style: caraspace Swim / Locomotion Style: uses its legs to move around, uses claws to move objects Mouth Position: in front • Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_yabby • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=1075+1668&pcatid=1668 •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Japanese trapdoor snail

Species # 68

Common Name: Japanese trapdoor snail Scientific Name: Viviparus malleattus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: mollusca

Class: gastropoda

Order: arhitaenoglossa

Family: vivipariidae

Geography / Habitat: They originated from japan but have migrated over from there to America. They can also be located in Burma and Thailand. They can be found around the pacific coast in north America. They mainly like to be in the rivers. Food / Feed Strategy: This snail is a omnivore and like to eat algae and other foods like fish foods, frozen foods, and plant matter. They also like to clean up after fish meals as well.

Body Form or Style: they tend to have soft bodies Swim / Locomotion Style: they move their musles to causes waves to move Mouth Position: bottom of the head • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=1075+1077&pcatid=1077 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viviparus_malleatus


Fish Identification Research Project Title :Japoinca amano shrimp 69

Species #

Common Name: japonica amano shrimp Scientific Name: Caridina japonica Kingdom: Anmailia

Phylum: arthopoda

Class: malacostraca

Order: decapoda

Family: atyidae

Geography / Habitat: This shrimp just as the name said, originated from japan. It not very common to find them in parts of Europe and America, but distribution has increased throughout the word. They can mainly be found in streams and rivers. Food / Feed Strategy: This shrimp is a omnivore, and like to eat detris and algae. They can also left over food. They will also eat flake food and pellet food as well. They can also eat plants.

Body Form or Style: Elongated Swim / Locomotion Style: Uses its legs to swim or walk Mouth Position: Terminal • Citation: http://www.fishandtips.com/displaydb.php?ID=54 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caridina_multidentata • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=1075+1843&pcatid=1843


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Gold Rabbit snail

Species # 70

Common Name: Gold rabbit snail Scientific Name: Tylomelania gemmifera Kingdom: Anamaila

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: gastropoda

Order: Caenogastropoda

Family: pachychilidae

Geography / Habitat: This snail lives in one specific place in the world, in the malil lakes in Indonesia. The other lake that it live in is lake matono. They like to live in leafy areas of lakes. Food / Feed Strategy: This snail is omnivore, and make good clean up cleaners. They need both algae and some meaty foods. They can also eat plant matter. But, while in a aquarium they tend to eat plants like java ferns.

Body Form or Style: has a soft body Swim / Locomotion Style: uses musles to cause waves to help move Mouth Position: terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=1075+3102&pcatid=3102 • http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=738547 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tylomelania_gemmifera •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Viper shrimp

Species # 71

Common Name: viper shrimp Scientific Name: Atya gabonensi Kingdom: Anmailia

Phylum: arthropoda

Class: malacostraca

Order: decapoda

Family: atyidae

Geography / Habitat: Mainly found in west Africa, in countries like Senegal and the democratic republic of Congo. They can also be found west, from south America and Venezuela. It mainly like dense planted areas. And like to seek shelter in rocks and logs. Food / Feed Strategy: It’s a omnivore and like to eat fine food like algae powder and and other small crustreans . This shrimp only eat very fine foods. Make sure to use a syringe or water dropper to feed it.

Body Form or Style: Elongated Swim / Locomotion Style: Uses it legs to swim and move Mouth Position: terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=1075+2797&pcatid=2797 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atya_gabonensis •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Singapore flower shrimp 72

Species #

Common Name: Singapore flower shrimp Scientific Name: Atyopsis moluccensis Kingdom: Anmailia

Phylum: arthopoda

Class: malacostraca

Order: decapoda

Family: atyidae

Geography / Habitat: This shrimp is mainly found is Asia, They can also be found sri lanka and the Samoan islands. And they can be even be found in places like India. Their main habitat is in the high island. Food / Feed Strategy: They are omnivores and likes to eat algae and detris around the aquarium or in the wild. They also eat food that comes out of the filter of the aquarium. If they can’t filter feed, they can also eat flake foods.

Body Form or Style: Elongated Swim / Locomotion Style: uses legs for movement and swimmin Mouth Position: terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=1075+1842&pcatid=1842 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atyopsis •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Sunburst fire lobster

Species # 73

Common Name: sunburst fire lobster Scientific Name: Cherax holthuisi Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: arthropoda

Class: malacostreaca

Order: decapoda

Family: parastaidae

Geography / Habitat: The only lake that has been recorded is the lake aitnjo lake. They are mainly found in new guinea around the Indonesia providence of west papua. They are surrounded by steep mountains. Food / Feed Strategy: These lobsters are omnivorous, and tend scavenge around the aquarium when it can. They also like to eat floating pellets, flake food and dried algae. They also eat thing that come to the bottom.

Body Form or Style: Long bodies with muscular tail Swim / Locomotion Style: uses legs to swim and move Mouth Position: terminal • Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherax_holthuisi • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=1075+1764&pcatid=1764 •


Fish Identification Research Project Title: Hammers cobalt blue 74

Species #

Common Name: Hammers cobalt blue lobster Scientific Name: Procambarus clarkii Kingdom: Anmailia

Phylum: arthopoda

Class:

Order: decapoda

malaocstrca

Family: cambaridae

Geography / Habitat: They can appear from the gulf of Mexico and the Florida panhandle. They can also appear around continents like Asia, Africa, and Europe. They normally like to be in rivers marshes and irrigation systems and many more. Food / Feed Strategy: They are omnivorous, and just like the rest of the shrimp and lobster in this list, they will filter feed things of the bottom of the aquarium. They like to be fed sinking pellets, flake foods, and dried algae.

Body Form or Style: long bodies Swim / Locomotion Style: uses legs for swimming and movement Mouth Position: terminal • Citation: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm? c=1075+1641&pcatid=1641 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procambarus_clarkii#Ecology •


Fish Identification Research Project Title : Freshwater clam

Species # 75

Common Name: Freshwater clam Scientific Name: Corbicual sp Kingdom: Anmailia

Phylum: mollusca

Class: bivalvia

Order: venrioda

Family: corbicuildae

Geography / Habitat: This clam has be introduced in the multiple countries around the world including, north America, Asia and Europe. They like to live on sandy or muddy bottoms of the oceans, or in streams, rivers or canals. Food / Feed Strategy: They filter feed from the aquariums and also feed on detritus around the wild and the aquarium; they need to be fed good invertebrate food.

Body Form or Style: 2 valved shell Swim / Locomotion Style: They use their foot to move around Mouth Position: in the front • Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corbicula_fluminea#Distribution • http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=1075+1642&pcatid=1642 •


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