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Date: 2015-09-03
Language: English
Type: Text
Identifier: vital:15017
Description: In only few cases is anything definite known about the reproduction of Clingfishes. Probably all produce eggs, in some cases (see Eckloniaichthys below) this somewhat abnormally follows internal ferti ... More
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Date: 2015-08-31
Language: English
Type: Text
Identifier: vital:15015
Description: Division Callionymiformes: Head usually broad, depressed. Body without scales but lateral line well defined, those of 2 sides generally connected over the occiput, sometimes also over peduncle. Mostly ... More
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Date: 2015-08-23
Language: English
Type: Text
Identifier: vital:15006
Description: While some of the marine species enter estuaries, it is remarkable that no freshwater forms are known from East African lakes or from African rivers that flow eastwards. One species occurs in lakes in ... More
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Date: 2015-08-23
Language: English
Type: Text
Identifier: vital:15008
Description: Family Pentacerotidae - Formerly known as the Histiopteridae, Follett and Dempster 1963 have shed new light on the nomenclature of the categories in this family. The earliest genus is Pentaceros C & V ... More
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Date: 2015-08-20
Language: English
Type: Text
Identifier: vital:15002
Description: Family Syngnathidae - Seahorses: Pipefishes - Body encased in tough but flexible horny rings, all except the first corresponding with the vertebrae, of which the first three are ankylosed. Body form m ... More
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Date: 2015-08-20
Language: English
Type: Text
Identifier: vital:15001
Description: During the past century at odd mostly long intervals there have appeared records and descriptions of certain rather small Carangid fishes, characterised by edentate white furred tongue and inside of m ... More
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Date: 2015-08-18
Language: English
Type: Text
Identifier: vital:14993
Description: Family Gaterinidae - Fairly robust usually deeply ovoid body, moderately compressed, covered with moderate to small strong adherent ctenoid scales, mostly only front of muzzle naked. Vertical fins par ... More
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Date: 2015-08-14
Language: English
Type: Text
Identifier: vital:14992
Description: The Western Indian Ocean has been found to be notably rich in marine eels. The Moray eels have been treated earlier (Bulletin No 23). In the present revision are described eels of the families OPHICHT ... More
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Date: 2015-08-13
Language: English
Type: Text
Identifier: vital:14991
Description: The reefs of the Western Indian Ocean hold a dense population of marine eels of all kinds, and the morays are well represented. On some reefs in the more remote parts not often visited by humans we fo ... More
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Date: 2015-08-10
Language: English
Type: Text
Identifier: vital:14984
Description: These fishes are generally assigned to the family Serranidae, one of the most diverse and cumbersome groups of fishes. Containing numerous ill-assorted types this family for convenience at least merit ... More
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Date: 2015-06-09
Language: English
Type: Text
Identifier: vital:14966
Description: Although the Sphyraenidae occur in all warm seas, there are probably less than twenty valid species, about twelve in the Indo-Pacific, one of which occurs in the Atlantic as well. The larger species a ... More
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Identifier: vital:15042
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Identifier: vital:14981
Description: Coral fishes of the family Pomacentridae from the Western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. Local names in the Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea; SCHARAM. Italian Somaliland; SHIRISHIRI, BUNSHILI, L'YUNUSS RA ... More
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Identifier: vital:14976
Description: Blennioid fishes of the families Blenniidae and Salariidae are found in almost all seas. They are small, agile fishes of shallow water, most being intertidal. The body is normally naked, elongate; the ... More
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