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Scoreboard - Tournament VII[edit]

Score User name
10 Pro bug catcher
8 Bibliomaniac15
6 Mathwhiz 29
3 Lycaon
3 Dwaink
2 Cynops3
1 Jourdy288
1 Mark Chung
1 Jnpet
1 Gunnar Mikalsen Kvifte

Questions - Tournament VII[edit]

Question 1[edit]

Ahh...a new tournament. Time to start fresh! This children's book involving a fish with shiny scales has been accused of promoting socialism. bibliomaniac15 22:13, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Would that be The Rainbow Fish? -- Lycaon (talk) 01:29, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Maybe if I say it differently: Rainbow Fish?Jourdy288 (talk) 23:55, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

After 12 days of waiting for biblo to reply i am going to call time and award the point to the first right answer. Lycaon the next question is yours to ask....Dwaink (talk) 04:06, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Question 2[edit]

Since it's been more than 24 hours, my question is, what tetra was named after a candy?

Lepidarchus adonis the Jellybean TetraDwaink (talk) 01:15, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Correct!Jourdy288 (talk) 18:31, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Question 3[edit]

These ray-finned fish are about as non fish like as a fish can get, they have no symplectic bone, no opercle bones,no bones supporting their fins and no ribs. They also have no scales, no pelvic fins and no swim bladder...if they even are a fish, what order might they be in?Dwaink (talk) 22:46, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

That would be the Synbranchidae. --Cynops3 (talk) 23:03, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
A most excellent guess, but not the right one, these creatures I describe do have some fins.They are ray-finned.Dwaink (talk) 02:28, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
Is it the gulper eel (Saccopharyngiformes)? bibliomaniac15 03:10, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
Or is it the order of Synbranchiformes as a whole? --Cynops3 (talk) 14:40, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
Saccopharyngiformes is correct! Good to see you back Bibliomaniac.Dwaink (talk) 21:00, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Question 4[edit]

There are several fishes extant now that have changed little since the age of the dinosaurs. Name two of them. bibliomaniac15 00:47, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

How about the paddlefish and the coelacanth? --Cynops3 (talk) 00:52, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
That works! bibliomaniac15 01:01, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Question 5[edit]

What fish known as the sea trout can make sounds described as drumming or throbbing? --Cynops3 (talk) 15:53, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

The spotted seatrout. Jourdy288 (talk) 23:27, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

I was originally looking at the closely related white seabass, but that works too. --Cynops3 (talk) 19:00, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Question 6[edit]

This fish was discovered in a Chinese mountain by a young boy.

Tanichthys albonubes, or the White Cloud Mountain minnow. bibliomaniac15 04:52, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

You got it!

Question 7[edit]

This Provençal fish stew might have been first eaten by the ancient Greeks. bibliomaniac15 23:56, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Bouillabaisse is a French fish stew... Lycaon (talk) 01:13, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
Oui! bibliomaniac15 01:41, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Question 8[edit]

With what word are fishes called that live at or near the bottom as opposed to pelagic species? Lycaon (talk) 12:39, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Benthic species. bibliomaniac15 18:33, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
That's not really what I had in mind. Benthic is a term more used for bottom dwelling invertebrates (epifauna as well as infauna). Fishes that are in the group I want are e.g. plaice, sole, whiting, bib, dragonet, etc. Lycaon (talk) 00:04, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Sedentary species. Jourdy288 (talk) 03:17, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Sedentary in biology applies to organisms and species that are not migratory but rather remain at a single location, so sorry, NOPE ;-). Lycaon (talk) 16:14, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
Benthopelagic?--Gunnar Mikalsen Kvifte (talk) 18:46, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
Again not, sorry. The word we're looking for is found 409 times with search on this wiki. It is also another word for whitefish. Lycaon (talk) 19:56, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
Demersal?Dwaink (talk) 01:36, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
That's it. Dwaink gets the prize!! Lycaon (talk) 12:36, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Is it Benthos?I hope it is.--Mark Chung (talk) 02:38, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Benthos/benthic relates also to infauna and not specifically to fish.

Question 9[edit]

This "songbird" of the sea is one of the most noisy creatures in the ocean. It has up to 50 different sounds it can make and with recitals lasting as long as 8 hours or more, it can truly sing. Name this siren of the waves?Dwaink (talk) 20:55, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Is it whale song from whales?--Mark Chung (talk) 01:25, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
This is the fish quiz. Whales are marine mammals. bibliomaniac15 01:41, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
My mistake, you are both correct, i was looking for Beluga whale...a mammal, don't know what i was thinking. How to rectify this, shall i ask again(with a little better discernment)?Dwaink (talk) 16:41, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
No hard feelings. :) I suggest you give Mark the point and let him go off with a new question about fish this time. bibliomaniac15 23:34, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Question 10[edit]

This fish is a small, common salt-water fish. It is maximum nine inches (~23 cm) in length and body shape is variable with more slender fish in northern populations.--Mark Chung (talk) 02:36, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Smelt? Mark i think you must give us a little more to go on?Dwaink (talk) 16:20, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
No. I will give you another clue/hint.
It eats plankton and fish fry and is commonly used in South-East Asian cooking to make fish stock or sambals.
That sounds like Ikan Bilis, or Anchovies as it's known in English. --Jnpet (talk) 12:22, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
You got it! You can also find the question in Tournament 4, Question 4(You asked that question, didn't you?)--Mark Chung (talk) 06:17, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
I thought I recognized the question. :) --Jnpet (talk) 09:43, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Question 11[edit]

The Coelacanths are famously known as living fossils. Name another fish considered to be a living fossil. --Jnpet (talk) 09:43, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Lungfish?Dwaink (talk) 17:37, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
the Chinese Sturgeon - Acipenser sinensis? Lycaon (talk) 19:55, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Both are correct, but Dwaink was not specific enough. Only the Queensland lungfish is known as a living fossil, where as the African and South American lungfish are further evolved and have no known fossils recorded to date, (that I know). Point to Lycaon for Chinese sturgeon. --Jnpet (talk) 03:10, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Question 12[edit]

Wich European temperate water sea fish sports this brilliant colours in it's dorsal fin?

Question 12

A grouper of some sort? I sorta recognize this but can't place it.... Impressive credentials by the way!You wouldn't happen to know Sven Kullander would you? :)Dwaink (talk) 22:25, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Queen triggerfish? Jourdy288 (talk) 04:50, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

EDIT: Sorry, Caribbean. Jourdy288 (talk) 04:52, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Time for a hint. It is a male of a perciform fish. They stay quite small (10-11 cm for the male) and are quite harmless. Beware however when you handle them without gloves, although not poisonous, they posses some nasty razor sharp processes on their operculae.It is a demersal fish which can be found on coarse sand or gravel.
  • @Dwaink. Sorry, no, I don't know that many ichthyologists, I'm more of an invertebrates kind of person :-). Lycaon (talk) 10:50, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Labrus mixtus?--Gunnar Mikalsen Kvifte (talk) 11:57, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Good guess but this one reaches 40cm. The fish we look for is not in the Labroidei, nor in the Percoidea, which limits the search again substantially. They are famous for their mating display in which the male erects its long first dorsal fin and spreads out the second one with iridescent colours, from which the picture was made. Lycaon (talk) 12:44, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

A wrasse? Jourdy288 (talk) 20:57, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Is it yellowtail scad or Australian bass?--Mark Chung (talk) 01:39, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Both of them do not inhabit European temperate waters. bibliomaniac15 01:55, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

More hints and tips, please!--Mark Chung (talk) 02:31, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Of course, Callionymus lyra!--Gunnar Mikalsen Kvifte (talk) 04:41, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Dragonet?--Mark Chung (talk) 00:07, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

I am certain it is a Callionymus species.--Gunnar Mikalsen Kvifte (talk) 15:25, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, sorry, sorry. I was at sea, and I'm leaving in an hour again until Friday ;-). And yes it is a dragonet, though not C. lyra but the reticulated dragonet (C. reticulatus). Kudos to Gunnar for recognizing it from a dorsal fin!!. He gets the point. Lycaon (talk) 06:12, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Question 13[edit]

Sticklebacks in the Deschutes river are colored in a dull black when spawning, even though most sticklebacks turn brightly red in this season. Which selective factor is this due to?Gunnar Mikalsen Kvifte (talk) 14:41, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Depth or clarity of water,ie: to avoid predation?Dwaink (talk) 15:07, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
Predation is a keyword, but I would like a little more specificity...--Gunnar Mikalsen Kvifte (talk) 23:59, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
Avian predation:bird sees the bright red color from the air, gets fish, bright red fish don't survive to reproduce....because of water depth and/or clarity?Dwaink (talk) 07:07, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
Maybe their predators, like trout and largemouth bass then see them easier if they're bright red? Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 00:01, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
I think I found the subspecies : Gasterosteus aculeatus microcephalus. And the reason in the linked article : "However, it is noteworthy that the response to red is not universal across the entire species complex, with black throated populations often found in peat-stained waters." (emphasis added). Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 14:26, 29 February 2008 (UTC)... But it's true that my answer doesn't involve predation at all... so keep looking I guess. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 14:28, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
I have the answer! Now I'm sure: Predation by Novumbra hubbsi eats red fry more, and is oriented to nests of red males. Source: "Polymorphism for Breeding Colors in Gasterosteus aculeatus II. Reproductive Success as a Result of Convergence for Threat Display". [1] Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 04:22, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
Novumbra hubbsi was just the species I was looking for. Pro bug catcher gets the point!--Gunnar Mikalsen Kvifte (talk) 13:55, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 14[edit]

This sabertooth fish has a "hooked snout". Use your latin people! Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 14:53, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Oncorhynchus rastrosus, or the sabertooth salmon, I do believe. bibliomaniac15 19:34, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
Correct. I'll try to make it harder next time. Bibliomaniac15 is now tie with Lycaon. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 19:40, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 15[edit]

This fish, which bears the name of a mammal, is known for changing colors after being caught. bibliomaniac15 19:54, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

I was going to use that fish for my own next question... This is too odd... If I'm right :Dolphin, Dolphinfish, Mahi-mahi, as the article says "When they are removed from the water, the fish often change between several colors (this being the reason for their name in Spanish Dorado Maverikos), finally fading to a muted yellow-grey upon death." Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 20:01, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
That is right. You get another point. bibliomaniac15 20:02, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 16[edit]

What is the name of a North American traditional fish snack (made with the entire fish). Note:The snack isn't on Wikipedia, but the fish is. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 20:09, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

sardines?Dwaink (talk) 03:16, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
No, sardines have their head cut (not the entire fish). In the snack the whole fish is eaten. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 04:25, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Clue: The country is Mexico. The name I'm looking for is in Spanish, ultimately from Tarascan (or P'urhépecha language to be more precise).
Charalitos? bibliomaniac15 I see no changes 02:06, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
Charalito is the diminutive, but it works. You get the point. I was thinking charal(es) refrito(s). If you're in Mexico one day you should try them. But I think Asians have similar snacks. Looks a little like this: [2]. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 02:14, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
I know, I'm Chinese and see them a lot, but I shun them. bibliomaniac15 I see no changes 02:30, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 17[edit]

This quintet popularly named for a fish is in five movements. bibliomaniac15 I see no changes 02:30, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

"Elegy for a Fish," for Wind Quintet, by Richard Peng Yuen Loh [3]. (A joke, as it clearly doesn't work with Wikipedia:Notability). Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 02:54, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
Trout Quintet. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 10:29, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
Righty o. bibliomaniac15 I see no changes 00:15, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 18[edit]

This popular reef fish is hard to keep in aquaria, two similar species in looks are used to replace it in reef tanks. What fish is it? Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 01:39, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

The Moorish Idol, which is often substituted by the False moorish idol and the pennant coralfish. bibliomaniac15 I see no changes 02:24, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
You're half way there! (And my question was too easy...) Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 02:28, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 19[edit]

Seems to be turning into a game of ping-pong. This Star Wars sea monster was based on the gulper eel. bibliomaniac15 I see no changes 02:35, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Is it the Sando aqua monster? Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 03:46, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
I say Colo claw fish. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 04:24, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
It is the Colo claw fish. bibliomaniac15 I see no changes 05:15, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 20[edit]

This edible fish is duck-billed and eel-tailed. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 13:24, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Nettenchelys taylori?Dwaink (talk) 18:19, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
Good try but I mean it more literally, as a clue I add that duck-billed is more precisely platypus-billed. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 20:34, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
Mississippi paddlefish?

Jourdy288 (talk) 02:41, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

I still mean it more literally. This fish has (literally) the head of a platypus and the tail of an eel, and the body of yet another fish. Impossible you'll say... I'll say: Exactly! Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 03:26, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Ah, so it is Ompax spatuloides! --Cynops3 (talk) 03:54, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes! Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 04:00, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 21[edit]

This air-breathing fish can fly. --Cynops3 (talk) 15:36, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

I think Freshwater butterflyfish per Flying and gliding animals#Fish. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 16:26, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Parexocoetus brachypterus or any member of Exocoetidae?Dwaink (talk) 19:16, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Probugcatcher is correct. --Cynops3 (talk) 23:59, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 22[edit]

72 hours of praying is supposedly at the start of this yearly fish source. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 00:21, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Okay, wildly guessing here...does it have to do with Chinook salmon? The "First Salmon Ceremonies" sounds like it might work. Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 03:57, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
That would be a yearly fish source, but I'm looking for something else, something a little more modern, starting in the 18 hundreds. Lately it's even been occurring twice a year. (72h = 3 days and 3 nights). Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 10:33, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Is it Hawaiian? Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 17:00, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Sorry if you're not supposed to ask...I just think I have an idea of what it could be. The Kalokalo prayer is a prayer for help in fishing, and this has a schdule of sorts. Then there's kapu where "Kapu" restrictions were also used to regulate Hawaiian fishing in order to maintain the long term viability of ocean life in the 1700 and 1800s. So maybe it's Moi/Threadfin fish? Then there's this list of regulated fish in Hawaii, which looks promising. Maybe it's grouper/sea bass? I think they come twice a year. Or yellowfin tuna, Hawaiian flagtail, striped mullet, milkfish, or some goatfish, unicornfish, snapper, or mackerel? I'm really just listing fish...:D Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 17:08, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Really periodical (once or twice a year), and the fish are blind. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 18:38, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Okay, new try. ha. Is it the iridescent shark? [4]
"Despite their excellent eyesight"... the fish I'm looking for are blind. No one really knows where they come from and why they come only once or twice a year. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 03:59, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Is it North American? Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 15:28, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Central American. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 15:29, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
So it's some sort of cave fish? And that was really fast :D Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 15:58, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
I mean, a Astyanax (fish)?
No, Mexico isn't part of Central America. By the way, the wikipedia article doesn't say what species it is. The article is about the phenomenon. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 17:10, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
AHH! that last phenomenon gave it away - at least I think. Is it the Lluvia de Peces? The article says it's some form of cave fish. However, this says it's a type of sardine. :( I'll keep searching...unless I'm totally off track, yet again? :D Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 00:58, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
That's it! Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 01:00, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Wow, that took me like hours of searching...ha :) It was an amazing question!! Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 01:11, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 23[edit]

Okay, which Midwestern state park is named after sand and fish? Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 01:24, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Whitefish Dunes State Park Wisconsin?Dwaink (talk) 08:23, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
That's it! :D (Give yourself point :D) Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 15:55, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 24[edit]

This colorfully named potamodromous salmonid fish never goes to sea, spawns many times and graces the tables of many an angler's dinner time. It loves the water cold. Which fish is it?Dwaink (talk) 22:27, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

First guess Rainbow trout, but I haven't checked the "potamodromous" and "spawns many times" parts. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 22:38, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Point for Pro bug....Dwaink (talk) 02:58, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 25[edit]

This turkey doesn't quite have antennae. What fish is it? Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 01:24, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Is this too hard? It's a word play. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 19:18, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
Is it Pterois antennata? Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 18:02, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes!Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 18:30, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 26[edit]

Which fish has been both a blessing and a curse to the people of Lake Victoria, but was so ecologically harmful that it was the topic of a movie? Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 20:29, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

The Nile perch. bibliomaniac15 20:32, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
wow that was quick :D and right! Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 20:40, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 27[edit]

This fish sauce is a vital ingredient in kimchee. bibliomaniac15 20:45, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

jeotgal? Saewoo jeot? I'm not really sure... Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 20:55, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Stick with one answer, please. bibliomaniac15 Midway upon life's journey... 21:29, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
Sorry :D The saewoo jeot? Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 20:48, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
Although technically it's made out of shrimp, I'll give you the point. I was just looking for the jeotgal, but saewoo jeot is inclusive. bibliomaniac15 Midway upon life's journey... 00:04, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 28[edit]

According to several pranksters, from what country is there an "invisible fish"? Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 03:11, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Brazil. I swear I could have seen it churn the waters! bibliomaniac15 Midway upon life's journey... 04:16, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
Yep! Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 17:51, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 29[edit]

This shark is so named because of the thorny denticles covering its body. bibliomaniac15 Midway upon life's journey... 18:38, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Thorny lanternshark? Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 18:45, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
I'm looking for one that starts with a B. bibliomaniac15 Midway upon life's journey... 20:14, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
In that case I'd say Bramble shark. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 20:22, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
That's it. bibliomaniac15 Midway upon life's journey... 21:01, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 30[edit]

This fish looks like a Japanese flag. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 13:25, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Koi - Kohaku tancho? Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 19:17, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
oops - Tancho Kohaku Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 19:19, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes, that's it. Your turn. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 19:23, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 31[edit]

This small Amazonian aquarium fish's common name is taken from its interesting breeding behavior. Mathwhiz 29 (talk) 21:09, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Synodontis multipunctatus?Dwaink (talk) 04:27, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
Nope, that's African. The fish I'm talking about use overhanging leaves (not other fish :)) to spawn. mathwhiz29 04:59, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
With that clue I'd say Copella the Splashing Tetras. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 20:32, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
Copella arnoldi to be more precise. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 20:34, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
Nice job, Pro bug catcher! It's Copella arnoldi. Your question! mathwhiz29 22:00, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 32[edit]

The name of this fish comes from bureaucrats in imperial China. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 22:44, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Mandarin fish. bibliomaniac15 Hey you! Stop lazing around and help fix this article instead! 00:58, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Yup. I think that is the most stunning fish I've ever seen! Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 01:30, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 33[edit]

This fish living off the Californian coast bears the name of an Italian revolutionary. bibliomaniac15 Hey you! Stop lazing around and help fix this article instead! 02:05, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Garibaldi damselfish, Hypsypops rubicunda? mathwhiz29 02:27, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Correct. bibliomaniac15 Hey you! Stop lazing around and help fix this article instead! 02:32, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 34[edit]

Okay, the end is nearing. :D So which extremely uncommon/expensive fish from India is revered for its flesh, and, to a much lesser extent, its aquarium value? mathwhiz29 05:44, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

First guess: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola, but isn't extremely uncommon. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 12:55, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
That is a funny-looking fish! Except not the one I was thinking of :) The mola mola is found in warm "waters around the world", while the fish I'm thinking of is very uncommon - as in it's found in only one major river in India. mathwhiz29 22:51, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
Arulius barb (Puntius arulius) is endemic and endangered, but no mention of flesh or expensiveness. I'll keep looking for a better answer. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 01:04, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Okay, but I don't believe it's endangered - in the US, it's seen as an invasive species. mathwhiz29 01:20, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Is it in List of invasive species and/or List_of_introduced_species#Fish_3 and/or List of fishes of India? I've looked in all three and haven't found it. Should I look again? Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 01:36, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Nice! Relatives of the fish are on the first two lists; the List of fishes of India has the fish, plus its whole family...Also, the family of fish it's in all has like characteristices - predatory, edible, and a large threat if introduced outside of its natural setting. They (the whole family of fish) are found in Africa and Asia, and they have the ability to breath on land... mathwhiz29 02:07, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Chitala chitala ...one of the knifefish or featherbacks?Dwaink (talk) 04:07, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
That means family Channidae... is it Channa barca? (For Canh chua cá lóc). (Channa amphibeus has no mention in aquaria, and Channa bleheri is not mentioned as rare).Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 15:33, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
That's it! mathwhiz29 16:12, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 35[edit]

Fish from this family have eyespots on their pelvic fins. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 17:13, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

First guess: Eyespot ctenopoma, Ctenopoma ocellatum. That's strictly a guess... :) mathwhiz29 20:02, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, not a family. mathwhiz29 20:11, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Chaetodontidae, or the butterflyfish. bibliomaniac15 Hey you! Stop lazing around and help fix this article instead! 20:35, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Well lots of Chaetodontidae do have eyespots (on their flanks), but not on their pelvic fins. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 22:54, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I really think it's Hemiscylliidae, but I cannot find anything that says so... mathwhiz29 00:27, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Not what I'm looking for. "Nondescriptly Ail ate oat" is an anagram of the latin name of one species out of seven in the family. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 01:49, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
I have discovered several families with seven species (see gar, ronquil, Trichonotidae/Trichonotus), all that have some fish that have some spots, except that none of them fit with your anagram...Help? :) mathwhiz29 06:47, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
The article doesn't mention spots, but does mention that there are only two genera, and (this is the good part) huge pectoral fins. (It's my two year birthday on wikipedia today! First edit: March 2006!). Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 13:05, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
It's Dactylopteridae! (and Dactyloptena orientalis for the anagram species!) and congratulations! Two years! mathwhiz29 20:49, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes that's it! Your point, and your turn. Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 22:24, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Question 36[edit]

Which colorful pelagic fish of the Pacific is increasingly popular as a prized fish dish, yet even basic details about it's distribution and behavior are unknown/mere guesses? mathwhiz29 16:15, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Poisson d'Avril (Pisces avrilii)! Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 22:32, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
:D bibliomaniac15 Hey you! Stop lazing around and help fix this article instead! 22:44, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
 :) lost me for a while, especially with bibliomaniac's apparent agreement :D mathwhiz29 01:35, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
the fish is used in sashimi and the family only has two species. mathwhiz29 03:26, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
The Sablefish? bibliomaniac15 Hey you! Stop lazing around and help fix this article instead! 03:58, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
That would work, but the fish I'm looking for is colored only a little bit blue, and mostly shades of red (with brilliant red fins). It's also found in mid- to southern-latitude waters, not northern. mathwhiz29 23:32, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
Pompano dolphinfish? --Cynops3 (talk) 23:05, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
Closer! (I think...) This fish is also used as a substitute for rarer fish, and also has a diet of mainly small fish and squid. :D mathwhiz29 23:32, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
(Oprah - r) Opah? Pro bug catcher (talkcontribs). 00:47, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
AHH! WE HAVE A WINNER! Nice job :D mathwhiz29 15:12, 7 April 2008 (UTC)