sandfish


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Synonyms for sandfish

either of two small silvery scaleless fishes of the northern Pacific that burrow into sand

fish of sandy areas of western Pacific and Indian oceans having an angular snout for burrowing into sand

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Some of the boats belong to Korean People's Army fishery stations, possibly operating to catch sailfin sandfish," said An Chan-il, who served in the North's army as a junior officer before defecting to South Korea in 1979 and now heads a private think tank on North Korea in Seoul.
Both species share common prey species such as crangon shrimp, wall-eye pollock, saffron cod, Pacific sand lance, Pacific sandfish, surf smelt, eulachon, and Pacific herring (Quakenbush et al.
Pond grow-out trials for sandfish (Holothuria scabra) in New Caledonia.
Detachment and grading of the tropical sea cucumber sandfish, Holothuria scabra, juveniles from settlement substrates.
We were intrigued by the sandfish lizard's wedge-shaped head that forms an angle of 140 degrees with the horizontal plane, and we thought its head might be responsible for or be contributing to the animal's ability to maneuver in complex environments," he said.
X-ray studies have shown that sandfish lizards (Scincus scincus) navigate such chaos with a wormlike wriggle, Goldman says, tucking in their legs and curling from side to side in S-shaped waves.
First, researchers simulated sandfish lizards swimming in a sea of 3-millimeter-wide glass beads.
Five of these species were from the subfamily Serraninae: sand perch (Diplectrum formosum), butter hamlet (Hypoplec trus unicolor), pygmy sea bass (Serraniculus pumilio), tattler (Serranus phoebe), and belted sandfish (Serranus subligarius).
Common name Scientific name Threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus Pacific herring Clupea pallasi Pink (humpback) salmon Oncorhynchus gorbuscha Eulachon (candlefish, hooligan) Thaleichthys pacificus Chum (dog) salmon Oncorhynchus keta Walleye pollock Theragra chalcogramma Longfin smelt Spirinchus thaleichthys Saffron cod Eleginus gracilis Chinook (king) salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Sockeye (red) salmon Oncorhynchus nerka Coho (silver) salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch Arctic lamprey Lampetra japonica Pacific sandfish Trichodon trichodon Pacific sand lance Ammodytes hexapterus Snake prickleback Lumpenus sagitta Capelin Mallotus villosus Starry flounder Platichthys stellatus Ninespine stickleback Pungitius pungitius Table 3.
Certainly 90 per cent of the images will surprise viewers because besides the dugong, oryx, scorpion, falcon, camel, sandfish, and Arabian horse EoAC" how many Arabian species are you familiar with?
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Scientists have found that sandfish place their limbs against their sides and create a wave motion with their bodies to propel themselves through granular media, just like a snake.
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology conducted this first thorough examination of subsurface sandfish locomotion.
Little is known, however, about the life history characteristics or habitat of many forage fish species in Alaska, including Pacific sandfish (Trichodon trichodon; Fig.
Pacific sandfish are commonly found in nearshore waters of the southeastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska.
The sticheid-pholid group included fish from a variety of families: three spine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus), snake prickleback (Lumpenus sagitta), high cockscomb (Anoplarchus purpurescens), wattled eelpout (Lycodes palearis), Pacific sandfish (Trichodon trichodon), and saddleback gunnel (Pholis ornata).