Portal:Fish/Selected picture

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The layout design for these subpages is at Portal:Fish/Selected picture/Layout.

  1. Each month, a new selected picture is added to the next available subpage. Please see the nomination and selection for this section here.
  2. When a new subpage is added, update "max=" to new total for its {{Random portal component}} on the main page (this randomization feature will be implemented in the future when the fish portal has more articles).

"Selected picture of the month" archive[edit]

December 2006

Salmon larva image
Credit: Uwe Kils

Salmon fry hatching (Salmo salar) - the larva has grown around the remains of the yolk - visible are the arteries spinning around the yolk and little oildrops, also the gut, the spine, the main caudal blood vessel, the bladder and the arcs of the gills.


January 2007

Pterois volitans, also known as red or common lionfish. Picture taken at Tasik Ria, Manadao, Indonesia.
Credit: Photo by Jens Petersen, Edit by User:Olegiwit

The red lionfish (Pterois volitans) is a venomous coral reef fish from the Indian and western Pacific Oceans. The red lionfish is also found off the east coast of the United States, and was likely first introduced off the Florida coast in the early to mid 1990s.


February 2007

A discus guarding its eggs
Credit: Author: M. Kraus (Fg-tiger), Uploader: Überraschungsbilder

A discus (Symphysodon discus) is guarding its eggs. As for most cichlids, brood care is highly developed with both the parents caring for the young. Additionally, adult discus produce a secretion through their skin, off which the larvae live during their first few days.


March 2007

Hungry koi
Credit: User:Stan Shebs

Koi are ornamental domesticated varieties of the common carp Cyprinus carpio, originated from China and widely spread in Japan. They are very closely related to goldfish. The word "koi" comes from Japanese meaning "carp".


April 2007

Schlammspringer fg01.jpg
Credit: Photo and upload by Fritz Geller-Grimm

Mudskippers, such as this Periophthalmodon septemradiatus, are uniquely adapted to a completely amphibious lifestyle. They are active when out of water, feeding and interacting with one another, as well as defending their territories.


May 2007

A giant grouper at the Georgia Aquarium
Credit: Photo and upload by User:Diliff

The giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus), is the largest bony fish found in coral reefs and can grow as large as 2.7 meters (9 ft) long, weighing up to 600 kg (1320 lb).


June 2007

Valentinni's sharpnose puffer
Credit: Jenny Huang from Taipei

Valentinni's sharpnose puffer, Canthigaster valentini, is a pufferfish of the genus Canthigaster, and can be found in reefs throughout the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It reaches a maximum length of 11 cm. It is also referred to as a black saddled toby.


July 2007

Common carps
Credit: Luc Viatour (User:Lviatour)

Common carps (Cyprinus carpio) competing for food at the pond of the Royal Palace Agdal of Marrakech in Morocco.


August 2007

Paradise fish (Macropodus opercularis)
Credit: Photo and upload by André Karwath (User:Aka)

The paradise fish or paradise gourami (Macropodus opercularis), are small freshwater labyrinth fish found in ditches and paddy fields in East Asia, ranging from the Korean Peninsula to Northern Vietnam. They were one of the first ornamental fishes available to western aquarium keepers, having been imported to Europe as early as the 1800s.


March 2009

An example at the Aquazoo Löbbecke-Museum Düsseldorf
Credit: Photo and upload by Raimond Spekking (User:Raymond)

In American English, the name gar (or garpike) is strictly applied to members of the Lepisosteidae, a family including seven living species of fish in two genera that inhabit fresh, brackish, and occasionally marine, waters of eastern North America, Central America, and the Caribbean islands.


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