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Fish ID Project Markeyla Williams


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species # : 1

Common Name: Wolf Eel

Scientific Name: Anarrhichthys ocellatus

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Anarhichadidae

Geography/Habitat: Northern Pacific Ocean Ranging from Sea of Japan to Aleutian Islands and Northern California/ rocky reefs or stony bottom shelves from shallow to moderate depths, picking a territory in a crevice, den or lair in the rocks.

Food/Feed Strategy: Crabs, sand dollars, sea urchins, snails, abalone, mussels/ strong jaws to crush prey.

Body Form or Style: Anguilliform

Swim/Locomotion Style: Anguilliform

Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_eel; http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/AnimalDetails.aspx?legacyid=1


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 2

Common Name: Hippo Tang

Scientific Name: Paracanthurus Hepatus

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Acanthuridae

Geography/Habitat: Indian and Pacific Ocean/ Great Barrier, reef live in small pairs of 10-12

Food/Feed Strategy: Feed on plankton and algae, young feed on plankton mostly.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 3

Common Name: Yellow Tang

Scientific Name: Zebrasoma Flavescens

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Acanthuridae

Geography/Habitat: Deep in Indian and pacific Oceans west of Hawaii and East of Japan/Shallow Reefs.

Food/Feed Strategy: benthic turf algae and other marine plant material.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_tang; http://www.animalspot.net/yellow-tang.html


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish 4

Species #:

Common Name: Porcupine Puffer Fish

Scientific Name: Diodon Holocanthus

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Tetraodontiformes

Family: Diodontidae

Geography/Habitat: Shallow temperate and tropical seas worldwide./Seaweed and Reefs and muddy bottoms.

Food/Feed Strategy: squid, krill, clams, and hard shelled shrimp.

Body Form or Style: Globiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: Ostraciiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porcupinefish; http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+39+244&pcatid=244


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish Common Name: Zebra Lionfish

Species #: 5

Scientific Name: Dendrochirus Zebra

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Scorpaeniformes

Family: Scorpaenidae

Geography/Habitat: throughout the Tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific and Red Sea/ under a rock or a piece of coral

Food/Feed Strategy: Small crustaceans/swallow prey whole.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: Thunniform

Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendrochirus_zebra; http://www.lionfishhunter.com/


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish 6

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Common Name: Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Scientific Name: Thunnus Thynnus

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Scombridae

Geography/Habitat: Western and eastern Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Mediterranean sea.

Food/Feed Strategy: Sardines, herring, mackerel, squid, and crustaceans./great hunter.

Body Form or Style: Fusiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 7

Common Name: Queen Angelfish

Scientific Name: Holacanthus Ciliaris

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Pomacanthidae

Geography/Habitat: Western Atlantic Ocean/ Reefs in warmer areas.

Food/Feed Strategy: Sponge, tunicates, jellyfish, corals, plankton, and algae./Meaty, algae-based foods.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 8

Common Name: Firefish

Scientific Name: Nemateleotris Magnifica

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Microdesmidae

Geography/Habitat: Indian and Pacific Ocean./Reefs of Tropical waters.

Food/Feed Strategy: Copepods, crustacean larvae, and zooplankton.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: subcarangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 9

Common Name: Skipjack Tuna

Scientific Name: Katsuwonus pelanis

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Scombridae

Geography/Habitat: tropical waters throughout the world

Food/Feed Strategy: Fish, mollusks, cephalopods, and crustaceans.

Body Form or Style: Fusiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 10

Common Name: Achilles Tang

Scientific Name: Acanthurus Achilles

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Acanthuridae

Geography/Habitat: Various reefs of Oceania up to the islands of Hawaii and Pitcairn.

Food/Feed Strategy: Mostly Benthic Algae./Herbivorous

Body Form or Style: Globiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: Ostraciiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 11

Common Name: Chinook salmon

Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Salmoniformes Family: Salmonidae

Geography / Habitat: North Pacific Ocean and the river systems of western North America ranging from California to Alaska and Asian rivers ranging from northern Japan to the Palyavaam River in the Siberian far east.

Food / Feed Strategy: Planktonic diatoms, copepods, kelps, seaweeds, jellyfish, and starfish.

Body Form or Style: Sagittiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 12

Common Name: Rainbow Trout

Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus Mykiss

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Salmoniformes Family: Salmonidae

Geography / Habitat: Coldwater tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America.

Food / Feed Strategy: Varied diet, and will eat nearly anything they can grab.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 13

Common Name: Striped Bass

Scientific Name: Morone Saxatilis

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Moronidae

Geography / Habitat: Atlantic coastline of North America from the St. Lawrence River into the Gulf of Mexico to approximately Louisiana.

Food / Feed Strategy: larval fish, crustaceans, insects, zooplankton and mayflies.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 14

Common Name: Flathead Mullet

Scientific Name: Mugil Cephalus

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Mugiliformes Family: Mugilidae

Geography / Habitat: Coastal Tropical and subtropical waters worldwide./ fresh, brackish and marine habitats in depths ranging between 0–120 meters, along mudbottoms.

Food / Feed Strategy: Feed mostly on zooplankton and algae.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 15

Common Name: Gag Grouper

Scientific Name: Mycteroperca Microlepis

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae

Geography / Habitat: Areas of hard or consolidated substrate, and use structural features, such as ledges, rocks, and coral reefs

Food / Feed Strategy: Pinfish, minnows, grunts, and croakers.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gag_grouper


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 16

Common Name: Cobia

Scientific Name: Rachycentron Canadum

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Rachycentridae

Geography / Habitat: Warm-temperate to tropical waters of the West and East Atlantic Ocean, throughout The Caribbean, and in the Indo-Pacific off India, Australia and Japan./

Food / Feed Strategy: Crabs, squid, and fish./ will sometimes follow larger animals to Scavenge.

Body Form or Style: Fusiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Thunniform

Mouth Position: Terminal Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobia


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 17

Common Name: Jolthead Porgy

Scientific Name: Calamus Bojanado

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Sparidae

Geography / Habitat: The western Atlantic Ocean./Beds of Seagrass.

Food / Feed Strategy: Sea Urchins, Mollusks, and Crustaceans.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 18

Common Name: Mangrove Snapper

Scientific Name: Lutjanus Griseus

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Lutjanidae

Geography / Habitat: Canals to grass flats, as well as in open water and near bottom structure or reefs.

Food / Feed Strategy: Shrimp, squid, and minnows.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 19

Common Name: Sailfish

Scientific Name: Istiophorus Platypterus

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Istiophoridae

Geography / Habitat: Waters near the gulfstream and near the 100 fathom line.

Food / Feed Strategy: Blue runners, pinfish, mullet, scads, ballyhoo, and squid.

Body Form or Style: Fusiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Thunniform

Mouth Position: Terminal Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailfish;http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/fish/salt water/billfish/sailfish/


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 20

Common Name: Grey Triggerfish

Scientific Name: Balistes Capriscus

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Tetraodontiformes Family: Balistidae

Geography / Habitat: western Atlantic, found from Nova Scotia to Argentina and the Mediterranean Sea, off Angola on the west coast of Africa, and in the Gulf of Mexico in depths of 5-10 ft.

Food / Feed Strategy: Scallops, clams, starfish, and sand dollars.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 21

Common Name: Ocean Sunfish

Scientific Name: Mola Mola

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Tetraodontiformes Family: Molidae

Geography / Habitat: Tropical and Temperate waters around the world.

Food / Feed Strategy: large amounts of jellyfish to maintain their great bulk.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 22

Common Name: Scamp Grouper

Scientific Name: Mycteroperca Phenax

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae

Geography / Habitat: Eastern Gulf of Mexico and at low-profile bottoms at depths of 30 to 100 m in North Carolina./ Reef over ledges and high-relief rocky bottoms.

Food / Feed Strategy: Small fish, squid, and crustaceans.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal Citation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scamp_grouper;http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/ fish/saltwater/grouper/scamp/


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 23

Common Name: Red Grouper

Scientific Name: Epinephelus Morio

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Serranidae

Geography / Habitat: Open seas, shallow seas, subtidal aquatic beds,coral reefs, rocky shores, sandy shores,estuarine waters, intertidal flats, intertidal marshes, coastal saline lagoons, coastal freshwater lagoons, and karsts.

Food / Feed Strategy: Utjanid and sparid fishes, xanthid and portunid crabs, spiny lobster, and snapping shrimp.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 24

Common Name: Red Snapper

Scientific Name: Lutjanus Campechanus

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Lutjanidae

Geography / Habitat: Gulf of Mexico and the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States. /rocky bottoms, ledges, ridges, and artificial reefs

Food / Feed Strategy: pinfish, cigar minnows, etc.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 25

Common Name: White Spotted Puffer

Scientific Name: Arothron Hispidus

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii Order: Tetraodontiformes Family: Tetraodontidae

Geography / Habitat: Indo-Pacific area, Red Sea, to the Eastern Pacific Ocean./ reefs, estuaries, and tidepools.

Food / Feed Strategy: Coralline algae, molluscs, tunicates, sponges, corals, zoanthids, crabs, polychaetes, starfish, urchins, krill and silversides.

Body Form or Style: Globiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Ostraciiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 26

Common Name: Bull Shark

Scientific Name: Carcharhinus Leucas

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Elasmobranchii

Family: Carcharhinidae

Geography/Habitat: Worldwide in coastal areas of warm oceans, in rivers and Lakes

Food/Feed Strategy: Bony fish, other sharks, stingrays, turtles, birds, and dolphins./Hunt in pairs.

Body Form or Style: Fusiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: Thunniform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 27

Common Name: Dwarf Hawkfish

Scientific Name: Cirrhitichthys Falco

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Cirrhitidae

Geography / Habitat: The eastern coast of Africa and the Maldives to Samoa, the Ryukyu Islands, northern Australia Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia./bottom of massive corals

Food / Feed Strategy: fish larvae, small crustaceans and other invertebrates on the seabed.

Body Form or Style: compressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 28

Common Name: Frogfish

Scientific Name: Antennarius Striatus

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii Order: Lophiiformes Family: Antennariidae

Geography / Habitat: all tropical and subtropical oceans and seas around the world

Food / Feed Strategy: Crustaceans.

Body Form or Style: Depressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Labriform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Common Name: Rabbitfish

Scientific Name: Saginus Puellus

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Siganidae

Geography / Habitat: Shallow waters in the Indo-Pacific

Food / Feed Strategy: Benthic Algae

Body Form or Style: Carangiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Thunniform

Mouth Position: Terminal Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbitfish

Species #: 29


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 30

Common Name: Goby

Scientific Name: Rhinogobiops Nicholsii

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Gobiidae

Geography / Habitat: All over the world in tropical and temperate near shore-marine, brackish and freshwater environments./coral reefs.

Food / Feed Strategy: Small invertebrates, planktonic algae, and other fish.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Thunniform

Mouth Position: Terminal


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Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goby Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Common Name: Comet Fish

Scientific Name: Calloplesiops Altivelis

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: plesiopidae

Geography / Habitat: Indo-West Pacific.

Food / Feed Strategy: Crustaceans and small fish.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Thunniform

Mouth Position: Subterminal Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_fish

Species #: 31


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Common Name: Picasso Triggerfish

Scientific Name: Rhinecanthus Assasi

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Tetraodontiformes Family: Balistidae

Geography / Habitat: South Africa to Hawaii/Coral Reefs

Food / Feed Strategy: Invertebrates.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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

Species #: 32


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 33

Common Name: Spiny Boxfish

Scientific Name: Chilomycterus schoepfi

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: actinopterygii Order: tetraodontiformes Family: diontidae

Geography / Habitat: Tropics from the West Indies to Florida, and is found along the Atlantic coast.

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

Body Form or Style: Depressiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Ostraciiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 34

Common Name: Southern Blue Devil

Scientific Name: Paraplesiops Meleagris

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: plesiopidaae

Geography / Habitat: The southern Australian coastline, from South Australia to eastern Victoria./reefs, ledges, crevices and deep cave systems.

Food / Feed Strategy: Fish and Crustaceans.

Body Form or Style: Fusiform

Swim / Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 35

Common Name: Zebra Goby

Scientific Name: Zebrus Zebrus

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Gobiidae

Geography/Habitat: Mediterranean Sea where it occurs in lagoons and tide pools

Food/Feed Strategy: krill, shrimp, clam, and mussel./chopped

Body Form or Style: sagittiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: carangiform

Mouth Position: subterminal

Citation: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/biblio/194893/0;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebra_goby


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #36

Common Name: Banggai Cardinalfish

Scientific Name: Pterapogon Kauderni

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Apogonidae

Geography/Habitat: Banggai Islands of Indonesia

Food/Feed Strategy: planktonic, demersal, and benthic organisms

Body Form or Style: Fusiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 37

Common Name: Peacock Flounder

Scientific Name: Bothus Mancus

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Osteichthyes

Order: Pleuronectiformes

Family: Bothidae

Geography/Habitat: shallow waters in the Indo-Pacific, also ranging into warmer parts of the east Pacific./Sandy Bottoms.

Food/Feed Strategy: small fishes, crabs and shrimps./ Nocturnal.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 38

Common Name: Black Drum

Scientific Name: Pogonias Cromis

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Sciaenidae

Geography/Habitat: Throughout the western Atlantic Ocean./saltier areas of an estuary (closer to the ocean) near oyster beds or other plentiful food sources

Food/Feed Strategy: Bottom feeders, with adults eating mostly mollusks and crabs.

Body Form or Style: Compressiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: Carangiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 39

Common Name: Manta Ray

Scientific Name: Manta Birostris

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Myliobatiformes

Family: Myliobatidae

Geography/Habitat: Tropical and sub-tropical waters in all the world's major oceans and also venture into temperate seas. The furthest from the equator they have been recorded is South Carolina in the United States (31ยบN) to the north, and the North Island of New Zealand (36ยบS) to the south.

Food/Feed Strategy: Large quantities of zooplankton, krill, shrimp, and planktoniccrabs./Filterfeeders.

Body Form or Style: Depressiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: Rajiform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Title: Saltwater/Marine Fish

Species #: 40

Common Name: Sandbar Shark

Scientific Name: Carcharhinus plumbeus

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Carcharhiniformes

Family: Carcharhinus

Geography/Habitat: Atlantic ocean and the Indo-Pacific.

Food/Feed Strategy: Fish, Rays, and Crabs.

Body Form or Style: Fusiform

Swim/Locomotion Style: Thunniform

Mouth Position: Terminal

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


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Species #41

Common Name: Largemouth Bass Scientific Name: Micropterus Salmoides Kingdom: animalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Actinopterygil

Order: Perciformes

Family: Centrarchiade

Geography/Habitat: Largemouth Bass go from Minnesota to quebec and to the gulf of Mexico. Originally a species of the southern united states, but I has gone to many other places. The best habitat these fish is slow, non-moving water; like ponds and lakes. Water temperature should range between 80-90 F.

Food/Feed Strategy: Worms, salamanders, frogs, crayfish, snakes, ducklings, insects, and fish. They get their food by if something invades their environment they strike at it, and they also eat by hunger.

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Body form or style: Compressiform Swim/Locomotion Style: carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: www.tpwd.state.tx.us


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Title: Freshwater

Species #42

Common Name: Alligator Gar Scientific Name: Atractosteus Spatula Kingdom:animalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Osteichthyes

Order: Lepisosteifomes

Family: Lepisosteidae

Geography/Habitat: Most of the alligator Garfish are located in the south eastern part of the united states. The Alligator Gar habitat is usually located in deep water they usually can be found in calm pools of water, deep rivers, back water, and larger lakes around the bottom.

Food/Feed Strategy: Alligator gar is carnivorous, eating smaller fish as I swim along the top of the plants at the bottom of the water.

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Body form or style: Sagittiform Swim/Locomotion Style: carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal


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Title: Freshwater

Species #43

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

Phylum:chordate

Class: Actinopterygi

Order: Perciformes

Family: Gobioidei

Geography/Habitat: Flathead catfish range from the lower Great Lakes through the Mississippi River watershed to the Gulf States. Flathead catfish prefer deep pools of streams, rivers, canals, lakes and reservoirs, where the water is cloudy and the currents are slow.

Food/Feed Strategy: Males select hallow logs, caves or areas beneath the bank for their nests sites for the females to lay their eggs. Egg number varies greatly depending on female size, but the average is up to 100,000 eggs at a time.

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Body form or style: Sagittiform Swim/Locomotion Style: Subcarangiform Mouth Position: Inferior

Citation: wildlifedepartment.com


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Title: Freshwater

Species #44

Common Name: Black Bass Scientific Name: Micropterus Kingdom: animalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Centrarchidae

Geography/Habitat: Worms, salamanders, frogs, crayfish, snakes, ducklings, insects and fish. They get their food by if something invades their environment they strike at it, and they also eat by hunger.

Food/Feed Strategy: Black Bass are the most sought after freshwater fish because of their wide range and their aggressive bone jarring strikes and the strength they exhibit during the fight. Being active predators they feed on a large variety, of creatures and can be tempted to strike at practically any kind of bait or lure, either natural or artificial.

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

Citation: www.in-fisherman.com


46 Title: Freshwater

Species #45

Common Name: Black finned snakehead Scientific Name: Channa melanopterus Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Channidae

Geography/Habitat: Most snakeheads prefer stagnant or slow-running waters, usually hiding under vegetation, rocks, and sunken trees. Many snakeheads are highly adaptable, being tolerate to a wide range of environment, including polluted waters.

Food/Feed Strategy: They are monogamous, exhibit parental care, and become aggressive, especially so daring breeding. Many are known to be nest breeders, the parents first clearing vegetation and then building a simple circular nest at the water surface.

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Body form or style: Anguilliform Swim/Locomotion Style: Anguilliform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: www.fl.biology.usgs.gov


47 Title: Freshwater

Species #46

Common Name: Longnose Gar Scientific Name: Kingdom: animalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Actinopterygil

Order: Lepisosteiformes

Family: Lepisoteus

Geography/Habitat: The species is especially common in the Mississippi River drainage and in the Carolinas. Longnose Gar are associated with backwaters, low inflow pools and moderately clear streams.

Food/Feed Strategy: Long nose Gars are ambush predators laying in wait or slowly stalking their prey. Gars attack their prey from the side. They wait until the prey is in range then lunge and thrash their head from side to side impelling the prey on their long needle sharp teeth. They pray on sunfishes, catfish, mullets, and gizzards.

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Body form or style: Sagittiform Swim/Locomotion Style: carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: www.limnology.wisc.edu


48 Title: Freshwater

Species #47

Common Name: Bluegill Scientific Name: Lepomis Macrochirus Kingdom: animalia

Phylum: chordate

Class: Actinoptertgii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Centrarchidae

Geography/Habitat: Bluegills are mainly found in Lakes. Slow-moving rivers, vegetated ponds and creek pools are also likely bluegill domains. Bluegills moves into deeper waters when the water temperature rises in the summer.

Food/Feed Strategy: The adult bluegill will eat mostly small invertebrates and other fish smaller than itself. They like to eat when the sun is either just coming up, or just going down. They want a peaceful meal without worrying about getting eaten or attacked by enemies.

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

Citation: www.tpwd.state.tx.us


49 Title: Freshwater

Species #48

Common Name: Grass Carp Scientific Name: Ctenopharyngodon idella Kingdom: amimalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: percifomes

Family: Gobiidae

Geography/Habitat: This species occurs in lakes, ponds and backwaters of large rivers, preferring large, slow-flowing or standing water bodies with vegetation.

Food/Feed Strategy: Adults of the species feed primarily on aquatic plants, they feed on higher aquatic plants and submerged terrestrial vegetation, but may also take insects and other invertebrates. ● ● ●

Body form or style: compressiform Swim/Locomotion Style: carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: oklahomainvasivespecies.okstate.edu


50 Title: Freshwater

Species #49

Common Name: Channel Catfish Scientific Name: Ictalurus Punctatus Kingdom: animalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: ictaluridae

Geography/Habitat: channel catfish are native to north America east of the Rockies from southern Canada. Channel catfish are most abundant in large streams with low or moderate current.

Food/Feed Strategy: they eat primarily at night and will accept food in all waters levels. In the wild they feed on aquatic insects, crayfish, mollusks, crustaceans and other fish.

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Body form or style: sagittiform Swim/Locomotion Style: subcarangiform Mouth Position: inferior

Citation: www.usbr.gov


51

Title: Freshwater

Species #50

Common Name: Blue catfish Scientific Name: Ictalurus Furcatus Kingdom: animalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: Ictaluridae

Geography/Habitat: blue catfish are native to major rivers of the ohio. Missouri, and Mississippi river basins. Blue catfish are primarily large-river fish, occurring in main channels, tributaries, and impoundments of major river systems.

Food/Feed Strategy: blue catfish are mainly nighttime eaters and search for most of their food on or near the botoom. Their barbells give these fish a strong sense of smell that helps them find their food.they will eat anything that is available such as small fish. ● ● ●

Body form or style: sagittiform Swim/Locomotion Style: subcarangiform Mouth Position: inferior

Citation: www.outdooralabama.com


52 Title: Freshwater

Species #51

Common Name: Muskellunge Scientific Name: Acanthogobius Flavimanus Kingdom: animalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Gobiidae

Geography/Habitat: East Cost from Missouri, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, and the Great Lakes states. You find muskies in rivers, deep holes near feeder streams, or brush piles, underwater logs, undercut banks, and rock shelves.

Food/Feed Strategy: Has a reputation for being a voracious predator. It seems to be more of a lurking than a stalking predator, and rarely purses prey after a miss. They mostly feed on common carp and gizzard shad.

● Body form or style: Sagittiform ● Swim/Locomotion Style: Ictalurus furcatus ● Mouth Position: Inferior Citation: www.dnr.state.md.us


53 Title: Freshwater

Species #52

Common Name: Alabama Shad Scientific Name: Alosa alabamae Kingdom: animalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Clueiformes

Family: Clupeidae

Geography/Habitat: The largest remaining population is in the Apalachicola River system. Adults live in salt water but migrate upstream into free-flowing rivers to swim.

Food/Feed Strategy: Shad feed on microscopic plankton but they will strike at other small food or objects.

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

Citation: www.outdooralabama.com


54 Title: Freshwater

Species #53

Common Name: Rainbow Trout Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus Kingdom: animalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Osteichthyes

Order: Salmoniformes

Family: Salmonidae

Geography/Habitat: The Rainbow Rivers and lakes out is native only to the rivers and lakes of North America, west of the Rocky Mountains. They prefer cool, clear rivers, streams, and lakes, though some will leave their freshwater homes and follow a river out to the sea.

Food/Feed Strategy: Rainbow trout survive on insects, crustaceans, and small fish.

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

Citation: www.lindyfishingtackle.com


55 Title: Freshwater

Species #54

Common Name: Pumpkinseed Scientific Name: Lepomis gibbosus Kingdom: animalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Actinopteryii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Centrarchidae

Geography/Habitat: Pumpkinseeds prefer shallow water with some weed cover. They are often typical of ponds and small lakes.

Food/Feed Strategy: They eat a variety of insects, including mosquito larvae, along with small mollusks and crustaceans. They also feed on smaller fish, including smaller pumpkinseeds. ● ● ●

Body form or style: Pumpkinseed Swim/Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Termianal

Citation: www.dfw.state.or.us


56 Title: Freshwater

Species #55

Common Name: Black Buffalo Scientific Name: Ictiobus niger Kingdom: Animilia

Phylum:Cypriniformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Ictiobus

Family: Catostomidae

Geography/Habitat: found in Ohio River and larger tributaries to is such as the Scioto and Muskingum.

Food/Feed Strategy: consumes plankton, insect larvae, and vegetation.

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Body form or style: Compressiform Swim/Locomotion Style: Carangiform Mouth Position: Inferior

Citation: www.kansasriver.org


57 Title: Freshwater

Species #56

Common Name: yellow bullhead Scientific Name: Ameius Natalis Kingdom:

Phylum:

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Siluriformes

Family: Ictaluridae

Geography/Habitat: Its habitat includes river pools, backwaters, and sluggish current over soft or mildly rocky substrate in creeks, small to larger rivers, and shallow portions of lakes and ponds usually preferring clear water.

Food/Feed Strategy: The yellow bullhead is a voracious scavenger typically feeding at night on a variety of plant and animal material, both live and dead, including small fish, crayfish, insects, snails, and worms.

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

Citation: www.fishweb.com


58 Title: Freshwater

Species #57

Common Name: smallmouth Bass Scientific Name: Mircopterus Dolomieu Kingdom: animila

Phylum: chorddata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:perciformes

Family: Centrarchidae

Geography/Habitat: large clear water lakes.

Food/Feed Strategy: crayfish tend to be the favored prey.

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Body form or style: compressiform Swim/Locomotion Style: carangiform Mouth Position: terminal

Citation: www.fishweb.com


59 Title: Freshwater

Species #58

Common Name: Pignose Scientific Name: Tetraodon suvattii Kingdom: animalia

Phylum:chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Tetraodontiformes

Family: Tetraodontidae

Geography/Habitat: The Pignose is native to Southeast Asia, where it is generally found in the muddy substrate, though it is also found in rocky substrates as well.

Food/Feed Strategy: Is a specialized hunter, feeding on other fish. The puffer is an extremely effective hunter. Burrowing down into yhe ground, it waits for his next meal to pass over its nose, then it leaps from the sand and devours the animal in one quick motion.

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

Citation: www.darkroastedblend.com


60 Title: Freshwater

Species #59

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

Phylum:chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family: Gobiidae

Geography/Habitat: Lakes, ponds, swamps, and quiet areas of streams with muddy bottoms and vegetation are preferred habitat for the warmouth.

Food/Feed Strategy: They are sight feeders. Young warmouth feed on zooplankton and small insects. Adults feed on insects, mollusk, and small fish.

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

Citation: www.tnfish.org


61 Title: Freshwater

Species #60

Common Name: Redear sunfish Scientific Name: Lepomis Microlophus Kingdom: animaila

Phylum: chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family: Centrartchidae

Geography/Habitat: found near the bottom in warm water with little current and abundant aquatic vegetation

Food/Feed Strategy: Favorite food od this species is snails,

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

Citation: www.outdooralabama.com


62 Title: Freshwater

Species #61

Common Name: Striped Bass Scientific Name: Monrone Saxatilis Kingdom: Animala

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family: Moronidae

Geography/Habitat: The striped bass is anadromous, native to a variety of habitats including shores, bays, and estuaries

Food/Feed Strategy: adults are primarily piscivorous, feeding predominantly on members of the herring family such as gizzard shad and threadin shad.

● Body form or style: compressiform ● Swim/Locomotion Style: carangiform ● Mouth Position: terminal Citation: www.iceshanty.com


63 Title: Freshwater

Species #62

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

Phylum: chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family: Moronidae

Geography/Habitat: These fish usually travel in large schools. Adults prefer open water over sandy shoals during the day and shallows at night.

Food/Feed Strategy: White Bass usually feed on shad, minnows, crustaceans and insects.

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

Citation: www.ncwildlife.or


64 Title: Freshwater

Species #63

Common Name: yellow bass Scientific Name: morone Mississippienisis Kingdom: animaila

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family: Moronidae

Geography/Habitat: The yellow bass is limited to the backwaters of the Mississippi below Lake Pepin. Yellow bass thrive in quiet pools, ponds, backwaters of large streams of large streams, small to large rivers, large lakes; and reservoirs.

Food/Feed Strategy: yellow bass prefer small minnows, shad and crayfish.

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Body form or style: compressiform Swim/Locomotion Style: carangiform Mouth Position: terminal

Citation: www.tpwd.state.tx.us


65 Title: Freshwater

Species #64

Common Name: longear fish Scientific Name: Lepomis Meglotis Kingdom: animaila

Phylum: chordate

Class: actinopterygii

Order:percoformes

Family: Centrarchidae

Geography/Habitat: prefers densely vegetated, shallow water in lakes. Ponds, and sluggish streams.

Food/Feed Strategy: diet includes insects, aquatic invertebrates, and small fish.

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Body form or style: compressiform Swim/Locomotion Style: caragiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: www.dnr.state.oh.us


66 Title: Freshwater

Species #65

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

Phylum:chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Perciformes

Family: Gobiidae

Geography/Habitat: Lakes, ponds, swamps, and quiet areas of streams with muddy bottoms and vegetation are preferred habitat for the warmouth.

Food/Feed Strategy: They are sight feeders. Young warmouth feed on zooplankton and small insects. Adults feed on insects, mollusks, and small fish.

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

Citation: www.dnr.state.oh.us


67 Title: Freshwater

Species #66

Common Name: Bigmouth Buffalo Scientific Name: Ictiobus Kingdom: animaila

Phylum:chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Cypriniformes

Family: Catostomidae

Geography/Habitat: Bigmouth buffalo live in lakes, large rivers, and swamps. They can live shallow, slowmoving water with a silty, muddy bottom and can tolerate low oxygen and high tempetures.

Food/Feed Strategy: This species is a filter-feeder, using its very fine gill rakers to strain crustacean zooplankton from the water. It sometimes feeds near the bottom, ujsing short up-and down movements to swirl the water and thus be able to filter from the water the plants and animals that hover near the bottom.

● Body form or style: Compressiform ● Swim/Locomotion Style: Carangiform ● Mouth Position: Terminal Citation: www.britannica.com


68 Title: Freshwater

Species #67

Common Name: Gizzard Shad Scientific Name: Dorosoma Cepediaum Kingdom: animilia

Phylum:chordata

Class: actinopterygii

Order: cluepifromes

Family: clupeidae

Geography/Habitat: large rivers and reservoirs.

Food/Feed Strategy: American gizzard shad begin life feeding on zooplankton, using their teeth as filter feeders.

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Body form or style: compressiform Swim/Locomotion Style: carnageiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: www.miseagrant.umich.edu


69 Title: Freshwater

Species #68

Common Name: Burbot Scientific Name: lota lota Kingdom: animalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:lota

Family: Lotidae

Geography/Habitat: deep,clean,cold lakes of northern Minnesota, including lake superior

Food/Feed Strategy: burbot eat anything; including minnows, small game fish, and insects

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Body form or style: Taeniform Swim/Locomotion Style: Anguilliform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: www.en.wikipedia.org


70 Title: Freshwater Common Name: Paddlefish

Species #69

Scientific Name: polyodon spathula Kingdom: anomalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Actinopterygil

Order:polydon

Family: polyodontidae

Geography/Habitat: paddlefish like to live in slow moving water of large rivers or reservoirs usually in water deeper than four feet.

Food/Feed Strategy: paddlefish have no teeth and eat bu swimming through the water with its mouth held wide open, scooping up tiny plants and animals in the water called plankton they filter out the food with their gill rakers

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Body form or style: Fusiform Swim/Locomotion Style: Fusiform Mouth Position: inferior

Citation: www.wikipedia.org


71 Title: Freshwater

Species #70

Common Name: spotted Gar Scientific Name: Lepisoteus Oculatus Kingdom: animalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Actinopterygii

Order:Lepisoteiformes

hFamily: Lepisosteidae

Geography/Habitat: Spotted gar prefers clear, quiet, vegetated waters of streams, swamps and lakes. They sometimes enter brackish waters along the Gulf coast.

Food/Feed Strategy: spotted gars eat mostly smaller fish, sometimes large fish. They wait in the plant life waiting on their food to pass by.

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Body form or style: sagittiform Swim/Locomotion Style: carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: www.wikipedia.org


72 Title: Freshwater

Species #71

Common Name: Bowfin Scientific Name: Amia Calva Kingdom: animalia

Phylum:chordate

Class: Antiopterygii

Order:Amiiformes

Family: Amiidae

Geography/Habitat: bowfin fish are found throughout much of Minnesota in lakes and streams. They like slow-moving, clear water, butcan live in swampy, weedy conditions.

Food/Feed Strategy: the bowfish is primarily carnivorous, feeding largely on fishes of all kinds, frogs, crayfish, large insects and their larvae, leeches and other aquatic life

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Body form or style: Taeniform Swim/Locomotion Style: Anguilliform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: www.wikipedia.org


73 Title: Freshwater

Species #72

Common Name: Golden Trout Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus Mykiss Agusbonita Kingdom: animalia

Phylum:chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Salmoniformes

Family: salmonidae

Geography/Habitat: The water is generally clear and cold and substrates are composed of cobble, gravel, and sand. Favorable reaches includes pools that provide cover in the forms of undercut banks and aquatic vegetation.

Food/Feed Strategy: The insects that come from these meadows; mayflies, gnats, mesquites, stoneflies, ants, beetles, and spiders, dobsonfly, worn and larva.

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Body form or style: compressiform Swim/Locomotion Style: subcarangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: www.wikipedia.org


74 Title: Freshwater

Species #73

Common Name: Threadfin Shad Scientific Name: Dorosoma Petenese Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Clupeiformes

Family: Clupedae

Geography/Habitat: Threadfins frequent open, shallow water in areas with muddy, sandy, or silty bottoms; they are rarely seen at reefs. Their pectoral rays are thought to serve as tactile structures, helping to find prey within the sediments

Food/Feed Strategy: plankton is the food source for threadfin shad. They run in schools of similar size fish and you often see them feeding on plankton right on the surface late in the day when photosensitive plankton rises to the top as the sun sets

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

Citation: www.en.wikipedia.org


75 Title:Freshwater

Species #74

Common Name: Fatheasd Minnow Scientific Name: Pimephales promelas Kingdom: annimalia

Phylum:chordata

Class: Antinopterygii

Order:Cyprinphales

Family: cyprinidae

Geography/Habitat: the fathead is a stream fish, able to tolerate a wide range of environment CONDITIONS INCLUDING HIGH temperatures.

Food/Feed Strategy: benthic feeders,filling digestive tracts with mud or silt.

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Body form or style: compressiform Swim/Locomotion Style: subcarangiform Mouth Position: Termial

Citation: www.en.wikipedia.org


76 Title: Freshwater

Species #75

Common Name: Green fish Scientific Name: Lepomis Cyanellus Kingdom: animalia

Phylum:chordata

Class: Actinopterugii

Order:Perciformes

Family: Centrarchidae

Geography/Habitat: Green sunfish are native to ohio And are found throughout the state. They are tolerant topoor water quality and often found in muddy waters.

Food/Feed Strategy: young feed on zooplankton , adults feed on insects , crayfish, terrestrial foods, eggs and fry. ● ● ●

Body form or style: compressiform Swim/Locomotion Style: carangiform Mouth Position: Terminal

Citation: www.en.wikipedia.org


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