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Been pretty quiet here, so I thought this one could be added:

Condition - To prepare fish for spawning, for example by feeding particularly meaty/nutritious food.

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Quite right you are, Mats! In it goes. :wink:
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I mentioned this here a while back, but can you add an entry for all the linked in catelog page terms like distribution, tankmates and so on.

See also

http://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/view ... hp?p=93355

The general idea being that when you click on the link on the left hand side of the catelog page (for example http://www.planetcatfish.com/core/gloss ... fic%20name), you get a glossary definition of what that terms means.

If there are some that aren't really glossary material then they should go in a FAQ entry once I get that off the ground too.

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Ah, the FAQ's! :wink:
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Two that came up today that should have been in a long time ago:

Evertible - Can be turned (inside) out.

Interopercular - Between (behind) the gillcovers.

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A couple of other words that I think should be in there:

Fecund - Species with high reproductive rate.

Fecundity - The (potential) rate of reproduction of a species.

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I'll get to them this weekend. Thanks, Mats! :D
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MatsP wrote: Interopercular - Between (behind) the gillcovers.

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Mats,
Should we maybe define:
Interopercle: One of a series of bones which makes up the Operculum.

I can link "Operculum" to the existing definition. Please feel free to add to this. :wink:
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Here are some of the definitions from the Cat-eLog:

Family: A taxonomic grouping between Order and Genus. A group of related Genera.

Genus: (plural: Genera) A taxonomic grouping between Family and Species. A group of related Species.

Species: A taxonomic grouping below Genus. A group or population sharing a gene pool.

Common Name: A non-scientific name for a certain species. Common names may vary by location and/or language and often cause confusion.

Scientific Name: Latin-based nomenclature used by scientists to identify a species. A species may only have one scientific name to eliminate confusion.

Type Locality: The geographic location of origin for a species.

Pronounciation: The correct way to say a word.

Etymology: The origins of a word.

Size: The length of a fish. See SL and TL.

Identification: What to look for when trying to find out what type of species you are looking at.

Distribution: An indication of how wide-spread or abundant a species is.

Feeding: See Herbivore, Carnivore and Limnivore.

Furniture: The way to decorate a tank. Also see bogwood and substrate.

Compatibility: The ability of a species to live with others.

Breeding: The measures required for a male and female from a certain species to produce offspring.

Please feel free to make suggestions. I'm not at all sure about "genus", "family" and "species." I'll get these first and then on to the "References", "Cool Links", "Offsite Resources" and "Hits." :D
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Sorry, I'm an idiot, I edited Mats post rather than add mine.

Type locality: The place where the *link*holotype specimen used to describe the species was found.

Reference: Where the original description of the species was published. With this, a (scientific/university) library can find the original description. May also contain further reading on points raised on the page.

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Post by Jools »

Some edits:

Genus: (plural: Genera) A taxonomic grouping between Family and Species. A group of related Species.

I would have two entries genus and genera with the definition for the form being "The plural of genus".

Species: A taxonomic grouping below Genus. A group or population sharing a gene pool.

Common Name:The vernacular name for a species. Common names may vary by location and/or language and often cause confusion. Different species can have the same common name and one species can have several common names.

Etymology: The origin or meaning of a word.

Size: The adult length of a fish in SL. See SL and TL.

Distribution:An indication of how widespread or abundant a species is.

Feeding: Advice on what this species eats. See Herbivore, Carnivore and Limnivore.

Furniture: The way to decorate a tank. Also see bogwood and substrate.

Compatibility: The ability of a species to live with others.

Breeding: The measures required for a male and female from a certain species to produce offspring.

hits: A simple counter of how often a particular data sheet, image or article has been viewed.

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I'll get all these in this afternoon. Thanks, Jools and Mats. :D
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bronzefry wrote:I'll get all these in this afternoon. Thanks, Jools and Mats. :D
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If it's not too much bother, could you also check they link OK from the appropriate part of the cat-elog pages?

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The following Cat-eLog links worked:
Scientific Name
Common Name
Type Locality
Size
Hits
pH
Feeding
Distribution
Furniture
Compatibility
Breeding

The following didn't work because I misspelllllled the word:
Pronounciation....I mean Pronunciation :oops:

Synonyms didn't work probably because the word is defined as "Synonym."

I don't know why these didn't work:
Identification
References

I need to define the following:
Sexing
Cool Links
Offsite Resources
Temperature
Suggested Tankmates
Other Parameters
General Remarks

Are there any that I've missed?
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Identification fails because it tries to find a label "Identification Notes" rather than "Identification".

References in the Cat-eLog page, Reference in the glossary, so same problem as Synonym(s).

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New entry:

HL - Short form of Head Length. Head length is often used to give size references, suchas eye (orbital) size is given as a percentage of Head Length.

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Periphyton - Algae growing on the substrate, microscopic plants and animals attached to the substrate. See also Aufwuchs.

I just added a statement "Feeds on periphyton", which I didn't understand, so I thought we may need it in the glossary... ;-)

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Post by MatsP »

A couple of reference works:

CLOFFSCA - Checklist of Freshwater Fish in South and Central America. A book listing the species found in freshwater in South and Central America, with brief reference to original description, synonyms, distribution and max size.

COF - Catalog of Fishes. A list of all species of fish. Can be found online here: http://www.calacademy.org/research/Icht ... atmain.asp

Fishbase - Universal computerized database of fishes, available online at http://www.fishbase.org.

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Post by bronzefry »

Thanks, Mats! It's nice to see this coming to life again. :D
Here are some of the other Cat-eLog definitions:

Sexing: How to differentiate a male from a female of a certain species.

Cool Links: Offramps of interest on the information superhighway.

Offsite Resources: Places other than Planet Catfish with useful information on a certain species.

Temperature: The range of warmth a species can tolerate, noted in both degrees Celcius and Farenheit.

Suggested Tankmates: Compatible fish for a certain species.

General Remarks: Notes of interest on a species.

Other Parameters: Also see General Remarks. May include water hardness, water movement, seasonal variations and husbandry difficulties encountered.

Please feel free to comment!
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Post by Jools »

How about...

CLOFFSCA - Checklist of Freshwater Fish in South and Central America. A book listing the species found in freshwater in South and Central America, with brief reference to original description, synonyms, distribution and max size. The data in this book can also be found in FishBase.

and link fishbase.

I will look into the other linking things too...


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