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Fish Project By: Shayla BellamyMcnear Mr. Arington/4th


Table of Contents: Saltwater/marine: 1. blue marlin 2. long bill spearfish 3. sailfish 4.white marlin 5. blue fish 6. bonefish 7. cobia 8. bottle-nosed dolphin 9. atlantic croaker 10. black drum 11. red drum 12. rainbow trout 13. American Silver perch 14. spotted sea trout 15. silver perch 16. weakfish 17. Gulf Sanddab 18. Black grouper 19. atlantic goliath grouper 20. Malabar grouper


21 Grunt 22 American Shad 23 Almaco Jack 24. Malabar trevally 25. blue runner 26 cero mackerel 27 atalantic Spanish mackerel 28 king mackerel 29 silver mullet 30 florida pompano 31 wimple piranha 32 sheepshead 33 black rockfish 34 atlantic sharpnose shark 35 bonnethead shark 36 sandbar shark 37 scalloped hammerhead 38 black tip reef shark 39 Garibaldi 40 reef triggerfish 41 northern pike 42 muskellenge 43 steelhead trout 44 Walleye 45 bonneville cutthroat trout


46 guadelupe bass 48 chinook salmon 49 white bass 50 southern Appalachian brook trout 51. paddle fish 52. Senegal bichir 53. reed fish 54. brown-point shield skin longirostris 55 loach catfish 56 sixray corydoras 57 britski’s catfish 58 emerald catfish 59 hog-nosed brochis 60 cascurodas 61 adolfo’s catfish


Fish Species Identification

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blue marlin

Species #: 1

Common Name: blue marlin Scientific Name: Makaira Nigricans Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Istiophoridae

Genus: Makaira

Species: M.nigricans Geography/ Habitat: marlin are distributed throughout the atlantic’s tropical and temperate waters; they are more populous in the western parts. It is a blue water fish that spends the majority of its life in the open sea .Life Strategy: the atlantic blue marlin reaches sexual maturity at the age of two to four years.males reach sexual maturity at a weight of 35-44 kilograms(77-97lb) and females at 47-61 kilograms (100-130lb) marlin breed in late summer and fall. Females may spawn as many as four times in one season. Food/Feed Strategy: the larvae feed upon a variety of zooplankton along with drifting fish eggs and other larvae. They progress to feeding on a wide range of fishes, particularly scombrids such as mackerel and tuna; squid; and also, especially near oceanic islands and coral reefs.

Common Name/ Scientific Name: Blue marlin/makaira nigricans

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Fish Species Identification

Title: long bill spearfish

Species #:2

Common Name: Longbill spearfish Scientific Name: Tetrapturus pfluegeri Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Istiophoridae

Genus: Tetrtapturus

Species: T. pfluegeri

Geography/ Habitat: chiefly found offshore waters, usually above the thermocline

Life Strategy: females probably spawn once a year

Food/Feed Strategy: feed mainly on pelagic fishes and squid

Common Name/ Scientific Name: Longbill spearfish/Tetrtapturus pfluegeri

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Title: sailfish

Species #:3

Common Name: sailfish Scientific Name: Istiophorus albicans Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Percciformes

Family: Istiophoridae

Genus: Istiophorus

Species: I.albicans Geography/ Habitat: it is found in the Atlantic oceans and the Caribbean Sea, except for large areas of the central North Atlantic and the central South Atlantic, from the surface depths of 200m. Life Strategy: they lay eggs Food/Feed Strategy: Atlantic sailfish hunt schooling fish, such as sardines, anchovies and mackerel although they also feed on crustaceans and cephalopods.

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Title: white marlin

Species #:4

Common Name: white marlin Scientific Name: Tetrapturus albidus Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes


Family: Istiophoridae

Genus: Tertapturus

Species: T.albidus Geography/ Habitat: unknown Life Strategy: they reproduce while in the subtropics; spawning in early summer in deep, oceanic waters.

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

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Fish Species Identification Title: blue fish

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Common name: blue fish

Scientific Name: Pomatomus saltatrix Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Pomatomidae

Genus: Pomatomus

Species: P.saltatrix Geography/Habitat: bluefish are found off florida in the winter months. By april, they have disappeared, heading north. By june, they may be found off Massachusetts; in years of high abundance, stragglers may be found as far


north as Nova scotia. By October, they leave new England waters, heading south. They are also present in the gulf of mexico throughout the year. Life Strategy: bluefish fry are zooplankton, and are largely at the mercy of currents. Spent bluefish have been found off east central florida, migrating north. As with most marine fish, their spawning habits are not well known. In the western side of the north atlantic, there are at least two populations, separated by cape hatteras in North Carolina. The gulf stream can carry fry spawned to the south of Cape hatteras to the north, and the eddies can spin off, carrying them into populations found off the coast of the mid-atlantic, and the New England states. Food/feed strategy: Depending on area and season, they favor Menhaden and other sardine-like fish, jack, weakfish, grunts, striped anchovies, shrimp and squid.

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Title: Saltwater/Marine

Species#:6

Common name: bonefish

Scientific name: Albula vulpes Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Albuliformes

Family: Albulidae

Genus: Albua

Species: A.vulpes


Geography/habitat: it is a amphidromous, living in inshore tropical waters, moving onto shallow mudflats to feed with the incoming tide, and retreating to deeper water as the tide ebbs.

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Feed strategy: bonefish feed on benthic worms, fry, crustaceans, and mollusks.

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Title: saltwater/marine fish Common name: cobia

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Scientific name: Rachycentron canadum Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Rachycentridae

Genus: Rachycentrom

Species: R. canadum Geography/habitat: they are found in warm-temperate tot ropical waters of the west and east Atlantic, throughout the carribean and the indo-pacific off india, Australia and japan. Life strategy: cobia are pelagic spawners; that id, they release many tiny buoyant eggs intot he water which become part of the plankton. The eggs float freely with the current until hatcing. The larvae are also planktonic, being more or less helpless during their first week until the eyes and mouths develop. Food/feed strategy: cobia feed primiraly on crabs, squid, an other fish. Cobia will follow larger animals such as sharks, turtles and manta rays in hope of scavenging a meal.

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Fish Species Identification Title: Saltwater/marine fish

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Common name: bottle-nosed dolphin Scientific name: Tursiops Class: Mammlia

Order: Cetacea

Family: Delphinidae

Genus: Tursiops


Species: .Tussiops Geography/habitat: they inhabit warm and temperate seas worldwide

Life strategy: both genders have genital slits on the underside of their bodies. The male can retract and conceal its penis through its slit. The female’s slit houses its vagina and anus. Females have two mammary slits, each housing one nipple, one on each side of the genital slit. The ability to stow their reproductive organs allows for maximum hydrodynamics. The breeding season produces significant physical changes in males.

Food/feed strategy: their diet consists mainly of small fish, crustaceans, and squid. Although this varies by location, many populations share an appetite for fish from the mullet family, the tuna and mackerel family, and the drum and croaker family.

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Fish Species Identification Title: Saltwater/marine fish Common name: Atlantic croaker Scientific name: Micropogonias undulatus

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Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Sciaendae

Genus: Micropogonias

Species: M.undulatus Geography/habitat: they are commonly found in sounds and estuaries from Massachusetts to the gulf of mexico.

Life strategy: occurs usually over mud and sandy mud bottoms in coastal waters and in estuaries where nursery and feeding grounds are located.

Food/feed strategy: feeds mainly on worms, crustaceans and fishes.

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Title: saltwater/marine fish

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Common name: Black drum Scientific Name: Pogonias cromis Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Sciaenidae

Genus:Pogonias

Species: P.cromis Geography/habitat: the black drum is found in or near brackish waters. Larger, oldr fish are more commonly found in the saltier areas of an estuary (closer to the ocean) near oyster beads or other plentiful food sources.

Life strategy: unknown Food/feed strategy: black drum larvae eat mostly zooplankton, and young black drum eat worms and small fish, black drum are mostly bottom feeders, with adults eating mostly mollusks and crabs.

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Title: Saltwater/marine fish

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Common name: red drum Scientific name:Sciaenops ocellatus Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Sciaenidae

Genus: Siaenops

Species: S.ocellatus Geography/habitat: is a game fish found in the atlantic ocean from Massachusetts to florida and in the gulf mexico from florida to northern mexico.

Life strategy: the two species are often found in close proximity to each other, they can interbreed and form a robust hybrid, and younger fish are often indistinguishable in flavor.

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Title: Saltwater/marine fish

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Common name: rainbow trout Scientific name: Oncorhynchus mykiss Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Salmoniformes

Family: Salmonidae

Genus: Oncorhynchus

Species: O.mykiss Geography/habitat: is a species of salmonid native to tributaties of the pacific ocean in asia and north America.

Life strategy: like salmon, steelheads are anadromous: they return to their original hatching ground to spawn. Similar to atlantic salmon , but unlike their pacific oncorhychus salmonid kin, steelheads are able to spawn several times, each time separated by months, and make several spawning trips between fresh and saltwater.

Food/feed strategy: rainbow trout are predators with a varied diet, and will eat nearly anything they can grab. Their image as selective eaters is only a legend. Trout eat varied fish eggs, including salmon and cutthroat trout, as well as the eggs of other rainbow trout.

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Title: Saltwater/marine fish

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Common name: American silver perch Scientific name: Bairdiella Class: Osteichthyes

Order: Perciformes

Family: Sciaenidae

Genus: Bairdiella

Species: B.chrysoura Geography/habitat: they are widespread on the eastern seaboard, also found inshore in seagrass beds, tidal creeks and rivers, and marshes.

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Fish Species identification Title: Saltwater/marine fish

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Common name: spotted seatrout Scientific name: cynscion nebulosus Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Sciaenidae

Genus: Cynoscion

Species: C.nebulosus Geography/habitat: they are commonly found in the southern united states along the coast of gulf of mexico and the south atlantic ocean.while most of these fish are caught on shallow, grassy flats, spotted seatrout reside in virtually any inshore waters, from the surf of outside islands to far up coastal rivers, where they often come for shelter during cold weather.

Life strategy: like all members of the drum family, mature males make a “drumming” sound to attract females during the spawing season. Spotted seatrout have a long spawning season form spring through summer. By the end of the first year, spotted seatrout are about 250 mm long and about half of them are mature enough to reproduce. They reproduce in shallow, grassy, areas of estuaries.

Food/feed strategy: small trout eat large amounts of shrimp and other crustaceans. As trout become larger, their diets shift toward fish, the larger, the better.

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Fish species Identification Title: saltwater/marine fish

Species#: 15

Common name: silver perch Scientific name: Bidyanus bidyanus Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Terapontidae

Genus: Bidyanus

Species: B.bidyanus Geography/habitat: they are a medium sized fish endemic to the Murray-Darling river system in southeastern Australia.

Life strategy: they spawn in late spring/early summer. They are moderately fertile, with eggs counts commonly around 200,000 to 300,000. Spawning occurs at the surface at dusk or the first few hours of night. The females shed the eggs and the male fertilizes them in a few seconds the vigorous thrashing. The eggs are semi-buoyant and will sink without significant current, and take 24-36 hours to hatch.

Food/feed strategy: the importance of vegetative matter in the diet of silver perch is still debated. Silver perch appear to be a low-order predator of small aquatic invertebrate prey, with occasional intakes of small fish and vegetative matter.


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Fish species Identification: Title: Saltwater/marine fish

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Common name: weakfish Scientific name: Cyniscion regalis Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Sciaenidae

Genus: Cynoscion

Species: C.regalis Geography/habitat: it is found along the eastern coast of North America from Nova Scotia, Canada to northern Florida, where it is fished both commercially and recreationally.

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Fish Species Idfentification Title: Saltwater/marine fish

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Common name: gulf sanddab Scientific name: citharichthys fragilis Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Pleuronectiformes

Family: Paralichthyidae

Genus: citharichthys

Species: C.fragilis Geography/habitat: it is native to the eastern pacific ocean, ranging from the coast of Manhattan beach, California in the north to the gulf of California in the south. Life strategy: unknown Food/ feed strategy: the gulf sanddab preys on crustacean, benthic worms and small bony fishes.


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Fish Species Identification Title: Saltwater/marine fish

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Common name: black grouper Scientific name: Mycteroperca bonaci Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Serranidae

Genus: Mycterperca

Species: M.bonaci Geography/habitat: it is associated with rocky or coral reefs but is not dependent on them; it is found in the western atlantic ocean, from Massachusetts, USA, in the north to southern Brazil, but is particularly associated with the southern gulf of mexico, the florida keys, the Bahamas and the carribeans.

Life strategy: the black grouper is a solitary fish. The fish spawns between may and august. It is a protogynous hermaphrodite, the young are predominatly female but transform into males as they grow larger.

Food/feed strategy: adults feed mainly on other fish and squid, though the younger fish feed on crustaceans especially shrimp.


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Fish Species Identification Title: saltwater/marine fish

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Common name: Atlantic goliath grouper Scientific name: Epinephelus itajara Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Serranidae

Genus: Epinephelus

Species: E.itajara Geography/habitat: the groupers are found primarily in shallow tropical waters among coral and artificial reefs at depths anyhere from 15 to 165 feet. Its range includes the florida keys, the Bahamas, most of the Caribbean, and practically all of the Brazilian coast.

Life strategy: the goliath grouper are believed to be protogynous hermaphrodites, with individuals first maturing as females and only some large adults becoming males. Most grouper follow this pattern.

Food/feed strategy: goliath grouper eat crustaceans, other fish, octopuses and young sea turtles.


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Fish Species Identification Title: Saltwater/marine fish

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Common name: Malabar grouper Scientific name: Epinephelus malabaricus Class: Actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: Serranidae

Genus: Epinephelus

Species: E.malabaricus Geography/Habitat: this shallow water fish is found in the red sea, south to south Africa, as far as southeast Australia and south japan.

Life strategy: unknown

Food/feed strategy: as voracious predators, they feed on fish, crustaceans and occasionally cephalopods.


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Fish Species indentification Title: Saltwater/marine fish

Species#:21

Common name: grunts Scientific: Haemulidae Class: Actinopterygii

Order: peciformes

Family: Haemulelidae

Genus: unknown

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Geography/habitat: they are numerous and widespread, with about 150 species in 19 genera, found in tropical fresh, brackish and salt waters around the world. Life strategy: unknown Food/feed strategy: they are bottom-feeding predators, and named for their ability to produce sound by grinding their teeth.

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Fish Species Identification Title: saltwater/marine fish

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Common name: American shad Scientific name: Alosa sapidisssima Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Clupeiformes

Family: Clupeidae

Genus: Alosa

Species: A.sapidissima Geography/habitat: consequently the shad run correspondingly later in the year passing from south to north along the coast, commercing in Georgia in January; in march in the waters tributary to Pamlico and Albemarie sounds; in april in the Potomac; and in may and june in northern streams generally from deleware to Canada.


Life strategy: the fish select sandy or pebbly shallows for spawning grounds, and deposit their eggs mostly between sundown and midnight. Females release eggs in batches and produce about 30,000 eggs per batch, though as many as 156,000 have been estimated in very large fish. In rivers north of cape fear the spent fish, now very emaciated, begin their return journey to the sea immediately after spawning.

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Species#:23 Common name: almaco jack

Scientific name: Seriola rivoliana Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Carangidae

Genus: Seriola

Species: S.rivoliana Geography/habitat: the almaco jack is a pelagic species that can be found in small groups on slopes and off of reefs at depths from 5 to 160 metres. They visit wrecks more often than most other jacks. In the Indian to the west pacific oceans, almaco jack live from


Kenya to south Africa and have been sotted off mariana islands, wkae island, ryukyu islands and more.

Life strategy: these fish spawn as often as weekly throughout the year.

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Fish species identification Title: saltwater/marine fish

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Common name: Malabar trevally Scientific name: Carangoides malabaricus Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Carangnidae

Genus: Carangoides

Species: C.malabaricus


Geography/habitat: the Malabar trevally is broadly distributed in the tropical and subtropical regions of the Indian ocean and pacific oceans. It occurs from south Africa and Madagascar in the west, north along the east African coast and into the Persian gulf.

Life strategy: it was founded that the Malabar trevally’s breeding period was between February and October in this location, with the main peak from july to September.

Food/feed strategy: the feed on small planktonic and pelagic crustaceans such as krill, prawns shrimp and mysids, as well as small squids and fishes.

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Fish species identification Title: saltwater/marine fish

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Common name: blue runner Scientific name: caranx crysos Class: actinopterygii

Order: peciformes

Family: carangidae

Genus: caranx

Species: c.crysos


Geography/habitat: the blue runner is distributed across the atlantic ocean , ranging from brazil to Canada in the western atlantic and from the angola to great Britain incuding the Mediterranean in the east atlantic.

Life strategy: elsewhere, peaks in larval abundance indicate spawning in the warmer summer months between Januarys and august. Each female release between 41,000 and 1, 546, 000 eggs on average, with larger fish producing more eggs.

Food strategy: the blue runner is a fast swimming predator which primarily takes small benthic fishes as prey in inshore waters. The Puerto Rican studies suggest the fishes dominated diet with crabs, shrimps, copepods, and other small crustaceans.

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Fish Species Indentification Title: saltwater/marine fish

Species#: 26

Common name: cero mackerel Scientific name: Scomberomorus Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Scombridae

Genus: Scomberomorus

Species: S.regalis Geography/Habitat: in florida, it is rare orth of palm beach, but common throughout the florida keys and throughout the west indies.

Life strategy: unknown

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Species#:27

Common name: Atlantic Spanish Mackerel Scientific name: Scomberomorus maculates Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: scomberomorini

Genus: Scomberimorus

Species: S.maculatus Geography/habitat: the migration of the mackerel, it swims to the northern gulf of mexico in spring, returns to soth florida in the eastern gulf, and to mexico in the western gulf in the fall.

Life strategy: the gulf group of Spanish mackerel spawn in bartches form may to September off shore of Texas, off the gulf shore of florida as early as april in some years. The atlantic group spawns staring in april off the Carolinas and from late august to late September in the northernmost part of its range.

Food strategy: Spanish mackerel are voracious, opportunistic, carnivores. As with other members of the genus, food consists mainly of small fishes with lesser quantities of shrimp and squid.

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Common name:king mackerel Scientific name: Scomberomuros cavalla Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: scombridae

Genus: Scomperomorus

Species: S.cavalla Geography/habitat: migration species of the western atlantic ocean and gulf of mexico.

Life strategy: eggs and sperm are shed into the sea and their union is by chance. Depending on the size, a femal may shed fro 50,000 to several eggs hatch in about 24 hours, fertilized eggs hatch in about 24 hours.

Food strategy: king mackerel are voracious, opportunistic carnivores. Their prey depends on their size. Depending on area and season, they favor menhaden and other sardine-like fish, jacks, cutlassfish, weakfish, grunts, and striped anchovies.

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Fish species identification Title: saltwater/marine fish

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Common name: silver mullet Scientific name: Mugli curema Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Mugliliformes

Family: Mugilidae

Genus: Mugil

Species: M.curema Geography/habitat: they are an important part of the ecology in estuarial and coastal waters of the gulf and atlantic coasts of America.

Life strategy: unknown

Food strategy: the adult silver and striped mullet consume the mud found on the bottom of the estuarine waters, digesting the algae, plankton, and plant and animal detritus therein.


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Common name: Florida pompano Scientific name: Trachinotus carolinus Class: Actinopterygii

Genus: Trachinotus

Family: Carangidae

Order: perciformes

Species: T.carolinus Geography/habitat: this fish can be found along the western coast of the atlantic ocean, depending on the season.

Life strategy: the florida pompano is a fast-growing species and attains length of 8-12 inches after its first year. They usually survive for only about 3 to 4 years.

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Common name: wimple piranha Scientific name: Catoprino mento Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Characiformes

Family: Characidae

Genus: Catoprion

Species: C.mento Geography/habitat: the wimple piranhais found in the amazon, Orinoco, Essequibo, an upper Paraguay river basins in south ameria. It inhabits clear freshwater streams and lakes with abundant submerged vegetation.

Life strategy: unknown

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Fish Species identification Title: saltwater/marine

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Common name: sheepshead Scientific name: Archosargus probatocephalus Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Sparidae

Genus: Archosargus

Species: A..probatocephalus Geography/habitat: its range extends from the mid-atlantic to texas.

Life strategy: unknown

Food Strategy: sheepshead feed on bivalves & crustaceans.


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Species#: 33

Common name: black rockfish Scientific name: Sebastes melanops Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Scorpaenidae

Genus: Sebastes

Species: S.melanops Geography/habitat: it is found in to a depth of 200 fathom, though usually at the range of 83 fathoms.


Life strategy: black rockfish breed via internal fertilization, meaning that female members of the species store sperm until the development of the eggs. The phases between the start of the process and th end are separated by several months.

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Species#: 34

Common name: atlantic sharpnose shark Scientific name: Rhizopriondon terraenovae Class: Chondrichthyes

Order: Carcharhiniformes

Family: Carcharhinidae

Genus: Rhisoprionodon

Species: R.terraenovae Geography/habitat: found in the subtropical waters of the northwestern atlantic ocean between latitiudes.


Life strategy: females give live-birth to a litter of 3-7 pups are usually between 25-35 cm in total length. Females will be found in the marine estuaries during the late spring months, as these

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Title: saltwater/marine

Species #:35

Common Name: bonnethead shark Scientific Name: sphyrna tiburo Class: chondrichythyes

Order: Carcharhiniformes

Family: syphrnidae

Genus: sphyrna


Species: S. tiburo Geography/ Habitat: this species lives in the western hemisphere where the water is usually 70 degrees warmer, It

ranges from new england, where it is rare, to the gulf of mexico and brazil, and from south carolina to ecuador. Life Strategy: the bonnethead shark is viviparous, which means females produce eggs that are retained and nourished in the reproductive system until the young are mature enough to be released to the outside world. Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds primarily on crustaceans, consisting of blue crabs, but also shrimp, mollusks and small fish.

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Species #:36

Common Name: sandbar shark Scientific Name: carcharhinus plumbeus Class: chondrichthyes

Order: carcharhiniformes

Family: unknown

Genus: carcharhinus

Species: C. plumbeus Geography/ Habitat: sandbar sharks are found in tropical to temperate waters worldwide; in the western atlantic they range from Massachusetts to brazil.


Life Strategy: sandbar sharks are viviparous; the embryos are supported in placental yolk sac inside the mother. The female has a triennial reproductive cycle and give birth to an average of 8 pups.

Food/Feed Strategy: the sandbar sharks prey on fish, rays, and crabs.

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Title: saltwater/marine

Species #:37

Common Name: scalloped hammerhead Scientific Name: sphyrna lewini Class: chondrichthyes

Order: carcharniniformes

Family: sphyrnidae

Genus: spyrna

Species: S.lewini Geography/ Habitat: the scalloped hammerhead is coastal pelagic species, it occurs over continental insular shelves and in nearby deeper water. It is found in warm temperate and tropical waters worldwide. Life Strategy: unkown Food/Feed Strategy: this shark feeds primarily on fish such as sardines, mackerel and herring, and occasionally cephalopods such as squid and octopuses.


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Species #:38

Common Name: blacktip reef shark Scientific Name: carcharhinus melanopterus Class: condrichthyes

Order: carcharhiniformes

Family: carcharhinidae

Genus: carcharhinus

Species: C. melanopterus Geography/ Habitat: most blacktip sharks are found over reef ledges and sandy flats, though they have also been known to enter brackish and freshwater environments. Life Strategy: like other members of its family, this shark is viviparous with females giving birth to two to five young on a biennial or annual or biannual cycle. Food/Feed Strategy: they are active predators of small bony fishes, crustaceans, cephalopods, and also have been known for eating sea snakes and sea birds.


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Species #:39

Common Name: garibaldi Scientific Name: hypsypops rubicundus Class: Actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: pomacentridae

Genus: hypsypops

Species: H. rubicundus

Geography/ Habitat: it is frequently seen off Santa catalina island, California and in la jolle cove (san diego)

Life Strategy: unknown Food/Feed Strategy: they feed mainly on invertebrates that come from under rocks


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Species #:40

Common Name: reef triggerfish Scientific Name: rhinecanthus rectangulus Class: actinopterygii

Order: tetratodontiformes

Family: balistidae

Genus: rhinecanthus

Species: R. rectangulus Geography/ Habitat: the reef triggerfish is inhabited throughout the indo-pacific region, and it is especially prominent in the coral reefs of Hawaii. Life Strategy: unknown

Food/Feed Strategy: worms.


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Title: saltwater/marine

Species #:41

Common Name: northern pike Scientific Name: Esox lucius Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Esociformes

Family: esocidae

Genus: Esox

Species: E. lucius Geography/ Habitat: is found in freshwater throughout the western hemisphere, including Russia, Europe, and north America. Life Strategy: unkown

Food/Feed Strategy: the young free swimming pike feed on small invertebrates starting with daphnia, and quick moving on to bigger prey like isopods likeasellus or gammarus.


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Species #:42

Common Name: muskellunge Scientific Name: Esox masquinongy Class: actinopterygii

Order: esociformes

Family: esocidae

Genus: esox

Species: E. masquinongy Geography/ Habitat: muskellunges are found in oligothropic and mesothropic lakes and large rivers from northern Michigan, northern winsconsin and northern Minnesota through the great lakes region, north into canada Life Strategy: unknown

Food/Feed Strategy: muskies prey upon anything that fits in the mouth. Most of the diet consists of fish but is also includes crayfish, frogs, ducklings, snakes, mice, muskrats, and small mammals and birds.


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Species #:43

Common Name: steelhead trout Scientific Name: onchorhynchus mykiss Class: actinopterygii

Order: salmoniformes

Family: salmonidae

Genus: Onchorhynchus

Species: O. mykiss Geography/ Habitat: unknown

Life Strategy: Like salmon, steelheads are anadromous: they return to their original hatching ground to spawn.

Food/Feed Strategy: Rainbow trout are predators with a varied diet, and will eat nearly anything they can grab. Their image as selective eaters is only a legend.


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Title: saltwater/marine

Species #:44

Common Name: walleye Scientific Name: sander viterus Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: percidae

Genus: sander

Species: S. viterus Geography/ Habitat: unknown Life Strategy: In most of the species' range, the majority of male walleyes mature at age three or four. Females normally mature about a year later. Adults migrate to tributary streams in late winter or early spring to lay eggs over gravel and rock, although there are open water reef or shoal spawning strains as well. Some populations are known to spawn on sand or on vegetation. Once the yolk has been fully absorbed, the young walleye begins to feed on invertebrates, such as fly, larvæ and zooplankton. Food/Feed Strategy: worms


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Title: saltwater/marine

Species #:45

Common Name: Bonneville cutthroat trout Scientific Name: onchorhynchus clarki utah Class: actinopterygii

Order: salmoniformes

Family: salmonidae

Genus: onchorhynchus

Species: O.clarki Geography/ Habitat: Bonneville cutthroats are descended from cutthroat trout that once inhabited the Late Pleistocene-aged Lake Bonneville of Utah, eastern Nevada, and southern Idaho. Since the desiccation of Lake Bonneville into the Great Salt Lake, which is too salty for any kind of fish life, Bonneville cutthroats have been isolated in smaller populations in the headwaters of mountain streams and in lakes of the Bonneville drainage basin Life Strategy: unknown Food/Feed Strategy: unknown


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Species #:46

Common Name: Guadalupe bass Scientific Name: micropterus treculii Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: centrarchidae

Genus: micropterus

Species: m. treculli Geography/ Habitat: The fish is only found in Edward's Plateau in central Texas. Its main habitats are the San Marcos, Colorado, and Guadalupe rivers. They can also be found in run-off creeks such as Barton Creek, Onion Creek, and The Comal river Life Strategy: unknown Food/Feed Strategy: The fish (especially juveniles and very old fish), unlike other bass, have an inclination towards insects. Guadalupe bass at their predatory peak prefer larger bait fish such as shad and small bass or bluegill.

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Title: saltwater/marine

Species #:47

Common Name: Chinook salmon Scientific Name: onchorhynchus tshawtyscha Class: actinopterygii

Order: salmoniformes

Family: salmonidae

Genus: onchorhynchus

Species: O. tshawtyshca Geography/ Habitat: In Asia and the western Pacific, they are consistently present only in Kamchatka. Elsewhere distribution is patchy, but occurs from northern Japan in the south and north into the Arctic Ocean as far as the East Siberian Sea and Palyavaam River. Life Strategy: Chinook salmon may spend 1 to 8 years in the ocean (averaging from 3 to 4 year before returning to their home rivers to spawn. Chinook spawn in larger and deeper waters than other salmon species and can be found on the spawning redds (nests) from September through to December. After laying eggs, females guard the redd from 4 to 25 days before dying, while males seek additional mates Food/Feed Strategy: unknown

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Species #:48


Common Name: white bass Scientific Name: morone chrysops Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: moronidae

Genus: morone

Species: M. chrysops Geography/ Habitat: They are very abundant in Pennsylvania and the area around Lake Erie. Some native ranges of the white bass are the Arkansas River, Lake Erie near Cleveland, Ohio, and Lake Poinsett in South Dakota White bass have also been found in rivers that flow to the Mississippi Life Strategy: The spawning season for the white bass is mid-March to late May. The optimal water temperatures are 12 to 20 degrees Celsius. They are known to find their home spawning ground even if it's moved to a different part of the same lake. They like to spawn in moving water in a tributary stream, but they will spawn in windswept lake shores. Food/Feed Strategy: White bass are carnivores. They have four main taxa in their diet: calanoid copepods, cyclopoid copepods, daphnia, and leptodora. They are visual feeders. When not frightened, they will bite readily at live bait such as worms and minnows. Only the largest fish will feed on other fish, and as the summer season progresses, there is an overall trend towards eating fewer fish

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Species #:49

Common Name: southern Appalachian brook trout Scientific Name: savelinus fontinalis Class: actionopterygii

Order: salmoniformes

Family: salmonidae

Genus: savelinus

Species: S. fontinalis


Geography/ Habitat: The brook trout is native to small streams, creeks, lakes, and spring ponds. Some brook trout, referred to as sea-run brook trout, are anadromous. It is native to a wide area of eastern North America but increasingly confined to higher elevations southward in the Appalachian Mountains to northern Georgia, Canada from the Hudson Bay basin eas Life Strategy: unknown

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Title: saltwater/marine

Species #:50

Common Name: paddlefish Scientific Name: polyodon Class: actinopterygii

Order: acipensiformes

Family: polydonotidae

Genus: polyidon

Species: unknown

Geography/ Habitat: unknown


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Title: freshwater

Species #:51

Common Name: Senegal bichir Scientific Name: polypterus senegalus Class: actinopterygii

Order: polypteriformes

Family: polypteridae

Genus: polypterus

Species: P.senegalus Geography/ Habitat: unknown

Life Strategy: unknown

Food/Feed Strategy: bichirs will also take dry foods such as shrimp pellets and occasionally cichlid pellets as well as flakes. They will readily accept frozen bloodworms, blackworms, and other frozen foods.


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Title: freshwater

Species #:52

Common Name: Ornate Bichir Scientific Name: Polypterus ornatipinnis Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Polypteriformes

Family: Polypteridae

Genus: Polypterus

Species: P.ornatipinnis Geography/ Habitat: is a bony fish that lives in Lake Tanganyika and the congo river basin in Central and East Africa.

Life Strategy: unknown Food/Feed Strategy: unknown


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Title: freshwater

Species #: 53

Common Name: Reedfish Scientific Name: Erpetoichthys calabaricus Class: Actinopterygii

Order: polypteriformes

Family: polypteridae

Genus: Erpetoichthys

Species: E. calabaricus Geography/ Habitat: it is native to west Africa, with its natural habitat stretching from Nigeria to the congo.

Life Strategy: unknown

Food/Feed Strategy: in captivity the redfish will readily accept bloodworms and most other frozen foods that sink to the bottom of the tank.


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Title: freshwater

Species #: 54

Common Name: brown-point shield skin longirostris Scientific Name: Aspidoras fuscoguttatus Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Callichthyidae

Genus: Aspidoras

Species: A.fuscoguttatus Geography/ Habitat: it originates in inland waters in south America, and is found in the upper parana river basin in brazil and peru

Life Strategy: it lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs.

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter.


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Title: freshwater

Species #: 55

Common Name: paranankaitamonninen Scientific Name: Aspidoras lakoi Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Callichthyidae

Genus: Aspidoras

Species: A.lakoi Geography/ Habitat: is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the corydoradinae sub-family of the callichthyidae family. It originates in inland waters in south America, and is found in the upper parana river basin in brazil. Life Strategy: the fish will grow in length up to 4.0 cm. it lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs.

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter.

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 56

Common Name: loach catfish Scientific Name: Aspidoras rochai Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: callichthyidae

Genus: Aspidoras

Species: A. rochai Geography/ Habitat: it originates in inland waters in south America, and is found in coastal rivers in ceara, brazil.

Life Strategy: it lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs.

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter.

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 57

Common Name: sixray corydoras Scientific Name: Aspidoras pauciradiatus Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Callichthyidae

Genus: Aspidoras

Species: A.pauciradiatus Geography/ Habitat: it originates in inland waters in south America, and is found in the upper Araguaia river basin in brazil. Life Strategy: it lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs.

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 58

Common Name: Britski’s catfish Scientific Name: Brochis britski Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Callichthyidae

Genus: Brochis

Species: B.britski Geography/ Habitat: it originates in inland waters in south America, and is found in the upper Paraguay river basin in brazil Life Strategy: it lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter

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Title: Freshwater Common Name: emerald catfish Scientific Name: Brochis splendens

Species #: 59


Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Callichthyidae

Genus: Brochis

Species: B. splendens Geography/ Habitat: it originates in inland waters in south America, and is found in the upper reaces amazon river basin. This includes Ucayali river to pucalipa, ambiyacu river, and the area around Iquitos in the nations of brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and peru. Life Strategy: it lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs.

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, and insect larvae.

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 60

Common Name: Hognosed brochis Scientific Name: Brochis multiradiatus Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Callichthyidae

Genus: Brochis

Species: B. multiradiatus Geography/ Habitat: it originates in inland waters in south America, and is found in the western amazon river basin in Ecuador and peru.


Life Strategy: it lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 61

Common Name: cascarudo Scientific Name: Callichthys callichthys Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Callichthyidae

Genus: callichthys

Species: C. callichthys Geography/ Habitat: distributed in all major river drainages of south America, it is very wide ranging, extending from Trinidad to Buenos aires, argentina, including the upper amazon river and Paraguay river systems. Life Strategy: during reproduction, the male’s belly turns orange and its pectoral spines become longer and thicker. The male builds a bubble nest with some floating plants, fiercely guarding it after the female lays down her eggs.

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds at night on fish, insects, and plant matter.


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Title: freshwater

Species #:62

Common Name: Adolfo’s catfish Scientific Name: corydoras adolfoi Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: Callichthyidae

Genus: corydoras

Species: C. aldolfoi Geography/ Habitat: is a tropical freshwater fish, it originates in inland waters in south America, and is fond in the rio negro basin in brazil. Life Strategy: the fish spawn in open water, sticky eggs are attached to a plant or stone, Adults do not guard the eggs.

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter.


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Title: freshwater

Species #: 63

Common Name: banded corydoras Scientific Name: Scleromystax barbatus Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: callichthyidae

Genus: Scleroystax

Species: S. barbatus Geography/ Habitat: it originates in coastal drainages in south America from Rio de janeiro to santa catrina, brazil Life Strategy: in captivity, as the sperm are released the female sinks to the bottom, resting on one of her pectoral fins while she starts fanning with the other pectoral fin. At this time, some eggs are released which fall into the pelvic fin basket and are apparently fertilized at that time.

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter


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Title: freshwater

Species #: 64

Common Name: masked corydoras Scientific Name: corydoras metaes Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: callichthyidae

Genus: corydoras

Species: C.matae Geography/ Habitat: it originates in inland waters of south America, and is found in the meta river basin in colombia Life Strategy: the female holds 2-4 eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. After fertilization the female swims to a suitable spot, where she attahces the vary sticky eggs. The masked corydoras lays eggs in dense vegetation without adult protection. Food/Feed Strategy: it, and feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insect, and plant matter


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Title: freshwater

Species #: 65

Common Name: barredtail corydoras Scientific Name: corydoras cochui Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: callichthyidae

Genus: Corydoras

Species: C. cochui Geography/ Habitat: it originates in inland waters in south America, and is found in the upper argauaia river basin in brazil. Life Strategy: it lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs.

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter

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Title: freshwater

Species #:66

Common Name: blackstripe corydoras Scientific Name: corydoras bondi Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: callichthyidae

Genus: corydoras

Species: C.bondi Geography/ Habitat: it originates in inland waters in south America, and is found in the yuruari river in Venezuela and the corantjin and rupununi river basins in Guyana and suriname. Life Strategy: the female holds 2-4 eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. Only then does the female swim to a suitable spot, where she attaches the very sticky eggs. The pair repeats the process until about 100 eggs have been fertilized and attached. Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter

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Title: freshwtaer Common Name: blacktop corydoras

Species #: 67


Scientific Name: corydoras acutus Class: Actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: callichthyidae

Genus: corydoras

Species: c. acutus Geography/ Habitat: it originates in inland waters in south America, and is found in the amazon river basin in Ecuador and northern peru. Life Strategy: the female hold 2-4 eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. Only then does the female swim to a suitable spot, where she attaches the very sticky eggs. Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter

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Title: freshwater

Species #:68

Common Name: blue corydoras Scientific Name: Corydoras nattereri Class: Actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes


Family: callichthidae

Genus: corydoras

Species: C. natterreri Geography/ Habitat: it originates in coastal rivers in south America, and is found in the brazil from espirito santo to parana. Life Strategy: it lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter

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Species #:69

Common Name: bluespotted corydoras Scientific Name: corydoras melanistius Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: callichthyidae

Genus: corydoras

Species: c. melanistus Geography/ Habitat: it originates in inland waters in south America, and is found in the coastal rivers of French Guiana, Guyana, and suuriname.

Life Strategy: the female holds 2-4 eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. Only then does the female swim to a suitable spot, where she attaches the very sticky eggs.


Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter

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Species #: 70

Common Name: bronze corydoras Scientific Name: corydoras aeneus Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: callichthyidae

Genus: corydoras

Species: c.aeneus Geography/ Habitat: it is widely distributed in south America on the eastern side of the andes, from Colombia and Trinidad to the rio de la plata basin. Life Strategy: reproduction occurs with the onset of the rainy season, which changes the water chemistry. Females spawn 10-20 egg-clutches with multiple males at a time, but an entire egg clutch is inseminated by sperm of a single male.

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter


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Title: freshwater

Species #: 71

Common Name: caracha Scientific Name: corydoras atropersonatus Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: callichthyidae

Genus: corydoras

Species: c. atropersonatus Geography/ Habitat: it originates in inland waters in soth America, and is found in the upper amazon river basin in Ecuador and peru

Life Strategy: unknown

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter


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Title: freshwater

Species #:72

Common Name: hohtolaikkumonninen Scientific Name: corydoras ehrhardti Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: callichthyidae

Genus: corydoras

Species: c.ehrhardti Geography/ Habitat: it originates in coastal rivers in the sanat catarina and parana states of brazil from the iguaza river basin.

Life Strategy: it lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 73

Common Name: ruutuselkamonninen Scientific Name: corydoras evelymae Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: callichtyidae

Genus: corydoras

Species: c.evelynae Geography/ Habitat: it originates in inland waters in outh America, and is found in the amazon river basin in brazil

Life Strategy: the female hold 2-4 eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. Only then does the female swim to a suitable spot, where she attahces the very sticky eggs.

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 74

Common Name: sukamonninen Scientific Name: corydoras geoffrey Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes


Family: callichthyidae

Genus: corydoras

Species: c. geoffrey Geography/ Habitat: it originates in coastal rivers in south America, and is fiound in suriname and French guiana

Life Strategy: unknown

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter.

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 75

Common Name: elegant corydoras Scientific Name: corydoras elegans Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: callichthyidae

Genus: corydoras

Species: c.elegans Geography/ Habitat: it originates in inland waters in south America, and is found In the upper amazon river basin in brazil, Colombia and peru


Life Strategy: in captivity, the male is reportedly territorial during the prespawning activities while the female is usually hidden among the plant roots. Both sexes clean the underside of plant leaves. Eggs are fastened under the leaves and are also attached to roots of plants.

Food/Feed Strategy: it feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter.

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 76

Common Name: pygmy corydoras Scientific Name: corydoras pygmaeus Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: callichthyidae

Genus: corydoras

Species: c.pygmaeus

It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the Madeira River basin in Brazil. Geography/ Habitat:

Life Strategy: It lays eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs. The female holds 2-4 eggs

between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. Only then does the female


swim to a suitable spot, where she attaches the very sticky eggs. The pair repeats this process until about 100 eggs have been fertilized and attached Food/Feed strategy: It feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter.

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Title: freshwater

Species #:77

Common Name: salt and pepper catfish Scientific Name: corydoras habrosus Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: callichtyidae

Genus: corydoras

Species: c.habrosus

Geography/ Habitat: It originates

in inland waters in South America, and is found in the Upper Orinoco River basin in Venezuela and Colombia. In captivity, it deposits eggs in plants near the substrate, particularly on the underside of the leaves. Eggs are rarely placed on the top of the leaves. The spawning male protects the female from other males attempting to spawn with her. This fish is also a bottom dweller. It doesn't stray too far above the base of the tank or rivers. Life Strategy:


Food/Feed Strategy: It feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter.

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 78

Common Name: schwartz’s catfish Scientific Name: corydoras schwartzi Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: callichtyidae

Genus: corydoras

Species: C. schwartzi Geography/ Habitat: It originates in inland waters in South America, and is found in the Purus River basin

in Brazil Life Strategy: It lays

eggs in dense vegetation and adults do not guard the eggs. The female holds 2-4 eggs between her pelvic fins, where the male fertilizes them for about 30 seconds. Only then does the female swim to a suitable spot, where she attaches the very sticky eggs. The pair repeats this process until about 100 eggs have been fertilized and attached. Food/Feed Strategy: It feeds on worms, benthic crustaceans, insects, and plant matter


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Title: freshwater

Species #: 79

Common Name: zebra pleco Scientific Name: hypancistrus zebra Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: loricariidae

Genus: hypancistrus

Species: H.zebra Geography/ Habitat: It is a species of catfish endemic to Brazil where it occurs in the Big Bend area of the

Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon River, and was first described in the early 1990s.

Mature males have a larger head and longer interopercular spines than females. After spawning, the males will guard the eggs. The fry swim after seven days and absorb the yolk sac in two week Life Strategy:

Food/Feed Strategy: is a predator, feeding on small invertebrates such as chironomid-larvae. [2] It is

nocturnal, moderately territorial, and prefer plenty of hiding places.


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Fish Species Identification Title: freshwater

Species #: 80

Common Name: walking catfish Scientific Name: clarias batrachus Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: calriidae

Genus: clarias

Species: C. batrachus Geography/ Habitat: The walking catfish is a native of South East Asia including Malaysia, Thailand, eastern

India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei. It is also located in the Philippines and is called hito or simply "catfish" by the locals. During its season in the Philippines, it is widely distributed throughout the country and many consumers buy this product alive Life Strategy: and are often found in muddy ponds, canals, ditches and similar habitats. The species

spends most of its time on, or right above, the bottom surface, with occasional trips to the surface to gulp air Food/Feed Strategy: In the wild, the natural diet of this creature is omnivorous; it feeds on smaller fish,

molluscs and other invertebrates as well as detritus and aquatic weeds. It is a voracious eater which consumes food rapidly and this habit makes it a particularly harmful invasive species.


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Species #:81

Common Name: striped rapheal catfish Scientific Name: platydoras armatulus Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: doradidae

Genus: platydoras

Species: P. armatulus Geography/ Habitat: are commonly found in the Amazon, Tocantins, Parnaíba, Orinoco, Essequibo Rivers

in French Guiana and Suriname of South America Life Strategy: Juvenile raphael catfish have been recorded cleaning piscivorous fish such as Hoplias cf. malabaricus. The stripe pattern in the young may serve as a signal that allows for its recognition as a cleaner. It is noted that the striping pattern is not as strong in adults, and so the cleaning behavior is probably only seen in juveniles. Food/Feed Strategy: These fish burrow in the soft river bottoms and frequently occurs on sandy bottoms,

These fish feed on mollusks, crustaceans, and organic debris.


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Title: freshwater

Species #: 82

Common Name: cuckoo squeaker Scientific Name: synodontis multipunctata Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: mochokidae

Genus: synodontis

Species: S. multipunctata Geography/ Habitat: from Lake Tanganyika, one of the lakes in the Great Rift Valley system in Africa. Life Strategy: and

as the cichlids lay their eggs the catfish will quickly slip in and eat its eggs before they can be collected by the mother. While doing so they also release and fertilise their own eggs. The female cichlid will hastily attempt to scoop up her eggs and, in doing so, will also collect eggs from S. multipunctata. These eggs will then hatch inside the unwilling adoptive mother's mouth, and proceed to eat the cichlid eggs present before being released by the cichlid. This technique removes the burden of parental care from the S. multipunctata, and allows them to breed again sooner. Food/Feed Strategy: unknown


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Species #: 83

Common Name: featherfin squeaker Scientific Name: synodontus euptera Class: actinopterygii

Order: ostariaophysi

Family: siluriformes

Genus: Synodontus

Species: S. euptera Geography/ Habitat: The fish's habitat is located in Chad, Niger. Also known simply as featherfin catfish Life Strategy: has never been bred naturally in captivity, so there is a likelihood that pet shop specimens

were bred from hormone injected parents, which is not readily available or recommended for an inexperienced hobbyist to accomplish Food/Feed Strategy: These are omnivorous and should be given a good quality flake food as the staple, or

sinking catfish pellets. An occasional feeding of spirulina flakes or algae wafers would ensure the vegetable part of their diet. Once weekly feeding of bloodworms, tubifex, brine shrimp and other meaty foods will complete the perfect diet. They should be fed just before the lights are turned off, because, like most catfish, it is nocturnal.


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Title: freshwater

Species #: 84

Common Name: upside down catfish Scientific Name: synodontis nigriventis Class: actinopterygii

Order: Siluriformes

Family: mochokidae

Genus: synodontis

Species: S.nigriventis Geography/ Habitat: It is particularly noteworthy because of its habit of swimming upside down most of

the time. Upside-down catfish originate from the Central Congo basin of Africa Life Strategy: These fish lay eggs.] The young fish do not swim upside-down until they are about two

months old. Food/Feed Strategy: These fish are mostly nocturnal, and feed on insects, crustaceans, and plant matter


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Species #: 85

Common Name: iridescent shark Scientific Name: pangasius hypopthalmus Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: pangasiidae

Genus: pandasius

Species: P. hypopthalmus Geography/ Habitat: It is found in the Mekong basin as well as the Chao Phraya River, and is heavily

cultivated for food there. Iridescent sharks originate from the large rivers Chao Phraya and Mekong in Asia, though they have been introduced into other rivers for aquaculture. They are a freshwater fish that natively live in a tropical climate Life Strategy: The iridescent shark is a migratory fish that moves upstream to spawn during the flood

season while the waters are high and returns downstream to seek rearing habitats when the river water levels recede. Upstream migration in this species appears to be triggered by receding waters. At the end of the flood season, the fish migrate back downstream away from flooded waters Food/Feed Strategy: unkown


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Title: freshwater

Species #: 86

Common Name: glass catfish Scientific Name: kryptoterus bicirrhis Class: actinopterygii

Order: siluriformes

Family: siluridae

Genus: kryptoterus

Species: k.bicirrhis Geography/ Habitat: Apart from the whole of Borneo, it also includes Sumatra, the Malay Peninsula, as

well as the Chao Phraya and Mekong drainage basins. Life Strategy: These freshwater catfish inhabit large rivers with turbid water, where they typically seem

to live near the shore in regions with pronounced currents Food/Feed Strategy: They are diurnal predators which mainly eat true water bugs (Nepomorpha) and

occasionally smaller fishes


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Species #: 87

Common Name: red fin hap Scientific Name: Copadichromis borleyi Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: cichlidae

Genus: Copadichromis

Species: C. borleyi Geography/ Habitat: it is widespread in lake Malawi, occurring along the coasts of Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. The species is limited to littoral zones with large rocks and boulders.

Life Strategy: sexual dimorphism

Food/Feed Strategy: feeds primarily on zooplankton.

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 88

Common Name: eureka red peacock Scientific Name: Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Class: actinopterygii

Order: percifomes

Family: cihlidae

Genus: Aulonocara

Species: A. jacobfreibergi Geography/ Habitat: it is endemic to Malawi, its natural habitat is freshwater lakes Life Strategy: unknown

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 89

Common Name: spilo Scientific Name: Champsochromis spilorhynchus Class: actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: cichlidae

Genus: Champsochromis

Species: C. spilorhynchus

Geography/ Habitat: it is found in Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania, its natural habitat is freshwater lakes.

Life Strategy: unknown

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Title: freshwater Common Name: lumphead cichlid

Species #: 90


Scientific Name: Crytocara moorii Class: actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: cichlidae

Genus: Crytocara

Species: C. moorii Geography/ Habitat: is endemic to lake Malawi in east Africa.

Life Strategy: unknown

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 91

Common Name: afra cichlid Scientific Name: Cynotilapia afra Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: cichlidae

Genus: Cynotilapia

Species: C. afra


Geography/ Habitat: is endemic to lake Malawi and is found in rocky habitats throughout the lake

Life Strategy: males defend territories near caves within the rock piles.

Food/Feed Strategy: they feed from algae and micro-fauna on those rocks, females congregate in mid-water and feed from plankton

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Species #: 92

Common Name: rusty cichlid Scientific Name: Iodotropheus sprengerae Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: cichlidae

Genus: iodotropheus

Species: I. sprengerae Geography/ Habitat: is endemic to boadzulu and chinyankwazi islads regions of lake Malawi.

Life Strategy: rusty cichlids are mouthbrooders, females hold their fertilized eggs and fry, in their mouth for a few week before releasing the fry.


Food/Feed Strategy: rusty cichlids are omnivorous and will eat various kinds of food, but meaty food can often cause them serious digestive problems.

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 93

Common Name: blue mbuna Scientific Name: Labeotropheus fuelleborni Class: actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: cichlidae

Genus: Labeotropheus

Species: L. fuelleborni Geography/ Habitat: it is found in lake malawi

Life Strategy: unknown

Food/Feed Strategy: unknown


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Title: freshwater

Species #: 94

Common Name: electric yellow cichlid Scientific Name: Labidochromis caeruleus Class: actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: cichlidae

Genus: Labidochroomis

Species: L. caeruleus Geography/ Habitat: is endemic to the central western coastal region of lake Malawi in east Africa. Life Strategy: they are mouthbrooder, meaning the eggs are carried, hatch, and develop in the mother’s mouth, for about three weeks. These fish are ovophiles and the male will excavate a pit in the sand within his territiory, in which the female lays the eggs; the female then takes these eggs into her mouth for fertilization

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 95

Common Name: Malawi eyebiter Scientific Name: Dimidiochromis compressiceps Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: cichlidae

Genus: Dimidiochromis

Species: D. compressiceps Geography/ Habitat: it is found in Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania, it is endemic to lake Malawi, east Africa.

Life Strategy: they can become quite aggressive during spawning, vigorously defending their spawing site from all intruders. A single male should be kept in a harem style environment with multiple females as this diverts his aggression towards any particular female.

Food/Feed Strategy: unkown


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Species #: 96

Common Name: red zebra cichlid Scientific Name: Metriaclima estherae Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: cichlidae

Genus: Metriaclima

Species: M. estherae Geography/ Habitat: it is a rock dwelling fish, from lake malawi

Life Strategy: is a mouthbrooder-females hold their fertilized eggs, then fry, in their mouth until they are released after about 21 days.

Food/Feed Strategy: unknown


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Title: freshwater

Species #: 97

Common Name: bumblebee cihlid Scientific Name: Pseudotropheus acei Class: actinopterygii

Order: periformes

Family: cichlidae

Genus: Pseudotropheus

Species: P. acei Geography/ Habitat: it is endemic to many regions of lake Malawi and is found in different habitats but most frequently in large caves.

Life Strategy: unknown

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 98

Common Name: Julie cichlid Scientific Name: julidochromis dickfeldi Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: cichlidae

Genus: Julidochromis

Species: J. dickfeldi Geography/ Habitat: it is endemic to Lake Tanganyika in Africa where it is found in the democratic republic of the congo, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Life Strategy: unknown

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 99

Common Name: fairy cichlid Scientific Name: Neolamprologus brichardi Class: actinopterygii

Order: perciformes

Family: cichlidae

Genus: Neolamprologus

Species: N. brichardi Geography/ Habitat: endemic to the alkaline waters of Lake Tanganyika in east africa

Life Strategy: unknown

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Title: freshwater

Species #: 100

Common Name: lemon cichlid Scientific Name: Neolamprologus leleupi Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes


Family: cichlidae

Genus: Neolamprologus

Species: N. leleupi Geography/ Habitat: endemic to lake tanganyika

Life Strategy: its natural habitat is in the recesses of the biotope where it finds shelter from predators and feeds on invertebrates living in the rich biocover of the substrate.

Food/Feed Strategy: they are omnivorous and will accept most commercial foods, live foods or hoem made shrimp mixtures

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