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Dungeness crab (Biology, fishery and conservation) – Video

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)     This video was filmed in a retail shop located in Monterey, California (USA) where different fish species and crabs are sold. The Dungeness crab is the crab species shown in this video whether sold iced or displayed live. The Dungeness crab, Metacarcinus magister (formerly: Cancer magister), is …

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Pharaoh Cuttlefish, Sepia pharaonis (Distribution – biology – utilization – threats)

Photo credit: Sharmala Naidoo (South Africa)  Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Website founder) Introduction: Cuttlefish are sea molluscs that belong to the order Sepiida and to the Cephalopoda class. The photo that shows a specimen of “Pharaoh Cuttlefish” was taken at Sahar landing site, the Sultanate of Oman. The pharaoh cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis) is a large cuttlefish species that …

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Permanent link to this article: https://fishconsult.org/?p=11062

Bala shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus (naming- habitats- feeding habits- reproduction- threats)- Video

The video was taken at the freshwater aquarium, Sea World, San Diego, USA. General: The Bala shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus, is not a real shark this is also known as the tricolor shark, silver shark, or shark minnow, and silver bala is a cyprinid and type of minnow freshwater fish species. The nickname “shark” has been given to this bony fish because of …

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Permanent link to this article: https://fishconsult.org/?p=10340

Weedy Seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) – Distribution – biology – conservation (Video)

This video was taken in Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA. Video and text ownership: Abdel Rahman El Gamal Source: www.fishconsult.org Introduction: The weedy seadragon, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus, is the only member of the genus Phyllopteryx and family Syngnathidae which is also known as common seadragon or Lucas’ Sea-dragon. The family includes also seahorses, pipefish and pipe …

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Permanent link to this article: https://fishconsult.org/?p=7781

California yellowtail, Seriola lalandi (Biology – distribution- conservation and aquaculture) – Video

This short clip was taken at the Sea World, California, USA Source: www.fishconsult.org Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal Introduction: The California yellowtail, Seriola lalandi has several common names including Yellowtail Kingfish, Amberjack, Yellowtail Amberjack and more names. The yellow caudal fin of the species is behind several of the common names. This fish has a …

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Permanent link to this article: https://fishconsult.org/?p=7789

Banggai cardinal fish (Distribution — biology — conservation) – Video

Video and text ownership: Abdel Rahman El Gamal Source: www.fishconsult.org This video was taken at the Sea World – California – USA Introduction: Ichthyologist Dr. Frederick Petrus Koumans he is the one who described the species and erected a new genus, Pterapogon (cardinalfish with long fins), and assigned the species name of kauderni in honor …

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Permanent link to this article: https://fishconsult.org/?p=7784

Moray eels (Reproduction, predation and conservation) – Video

This video was taken in Monterey Bay Aquarium, USA during June, 2012 Reproduction and life cycle: Moray eels show hermaproditism phenomenon where some of the morays they start males before turning into females (sequential) while others are synchronous (having both functional testes and ovaries at the same time) and can mate with either sex. The …

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Permanent link to this article: https://fishconsult.org/?p=5213

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