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Thanks, Mats! :D
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Another one:

Obligate - Forced to do something to be alive, i.e. obligate parasite can not survive without parasiting.

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You're on a roll, Mats! :wink:
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Does this belong in the Glossary?

Revision - (Taxonomy) To re-examine a species, genera or family to correct mistakes/inconsistancies and possibly make changes to the status of described taxa.

Better explanations welcome....

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MatsP wrote:Does this belong in the Glossary?

Revision - (Taxonomy) To re-examine a species, genera or family to correct mistakes/inconsistancies and possibly make changes to the status of described taxa.

Better explanations welcome....

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Oh, as in the former planet Pluto? Good question.
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bronzefry wrote:
MatsP wrote:Does this belong in the Glossary?

Revision - (Taxonomy) To re-examine a species, genera or family to correct mistakes/inconsistancies and possibly make changes to the status of described taxa.

Better explanations welcome....

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b]Revision[/b] - (Taxonomy) To re-examine species, genus or family to correct mistakes/inconsistancies and possibly make changes to the status of described taxa.

And yes, Pluto was "revised" into the dwarf-planet category, if I understood what I heard on the radio correctly.

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Any other input on this definition?:?:
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I'll put that in when I have a few moments. This one is from Lee Finley.
Commercial Extinction: A food fish no longer common enough to be profitable.
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Oxbow: A "U"-shaped lake that occurs when a section of a river, stream or tributary is cut off from the main section and isolated. Oxbows are usually located in flood plains.

Are oxbows more likely to appear with the dry season and disappear with the wet season?
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Oxbow may also apply to a river type that consists of many "u" shaped meanders in a rivers course, not only the lakes that are formed when the river changes course and cuts the "u" off from the river channel.
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natefrog wrote:Oxbow may also apply to a river type that consists of many "u" shaped meanders in a rivers course, not only the lakes that are formed when the river changes course and cuts the "u" off from the river channel.

Oxbow: A "U"-shaped lake that occurs when a section of river, stream or tributary is cut off from the main section and isolated. Also applies to a river type that has many "U"-shaped meanders in its course.
Would you agree with that, Nate? Or, do you think I should have two separate definitions: one for Oxbow and one for Oxbow Lake?
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We need an entry for synonym at least and perhaps junior synonym too?

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Jools,
Is there something in the definitions already there we should change?

I have another that I saw in one of Silurus' posting about the Mekong giants:

Anthropogenic: Relating to the impact (usually negative) of humans on an environment.
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bronzefry wrote:Jools,
Is there something in the definitions already there we should change?
No, it's just synonym is a link from the catelog pages that doesn't go anywhere...

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Pedantic I know, but should it not read ?.....

Revision - (Taxonomy) To re-examine species, genera or families to correct mistakes/inconsistancies and possibly make changes to the status of described taxa.
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Jools wrote:
bronzefry wrote:Jools,
Is there something in the definitions already there we should change?
No, it's just synonym is a link from the catelog pages that doesn't go anywhere...

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Oops! I'll check that out. Thanks, Racoll. :wink:
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Another word! :D
Finfold: A "full-body" fin in a larval fish that will define itself into adult fins such as the dorsal fin, etc.

Please feel free to correct/expand upon this. I'd like to thank Frank Falcone for giving me the name of this piece of anatomy. I'd noticed it over the past number of Corydora spp.broods. It's fascinating watching the fins develop so quickly.
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Vermiform, as in:
The vermiform lines are found predominantly on males.
under sexing for Ancistrus claro (and possibly others.)

Dictionary: resembling a worm in shape.

I realize this word is related to vermiculation, as in the Glossary, but it is not the same word, and may be entitled to its own definition.
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Yup, I'd go for

Vermiform means resembling a worm shape. Vermiform lines also referred to a vermiculation.

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Sorry folks. Zoned out for a while there. :al: I'd be happy to place that in the glossary for you!
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I just stumbled on a most interesting website:
http://www.etymonline.com/
All the etymology one could ever use.
Getting back to veniform: I've looked high and low for this word and it's definition. I've found villiform and vermiform. I've found venous and all its combinations. Is this a scientific term? I'm asking more from curiosity than anything else.
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Just a bump to see I any more might need adding.

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How about tautonomy???


Tautonomy : A taxonomic designation, such as Gorilla gorilla, in which the genus and species names are the same, commonly used in zoology but no longer in botany.
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Shovelnose wrote:How about tautonomy???
I think it should go in. Amanda?

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Oophagy too???

Oophagy , literally "egg eating", is the practice of embryos feeding on eggs produced by the ovary while still inside the mother's uterus. (From Wikipedia)
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Added tautonomy...

For Oophagy It seems to me after a search that Synodontis multipunctata when the young eat the cichlid eggs in the hosts mouth would also be considered this...do you think so?

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From what I understand, oophagy could refer only to intrauterine cannibalism.
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My son and I were reading the glossary today and we saw the definition for the phrase "T-position." It reads, "The manner in which some Corydoradine catfishes breed. So named because the breeding pair look as if they are forming the letter "T." Also see More..."

Actually, I think that reads okay. My concern is what happens when you click on the "More..." link: The link takes you to http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=de ... gle+Search. The results you obtain do describe sex positions, but they have nothing to do with Corys. :ymblushing: They weren't too explicit, so they just gave us some giggles (I didn't have to cover my son's eyes). But I don't think that these are the results you intended, esp. since we do have some younger members on PC.

You might wish to rework the link to actually include the word "Cory" in the search phrase. :d

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Shovelnose wrote:From what I understand, oophagy could refer only to intrauterine cannibalism.
If you're still deliberating oophagy, its usage is not confined to intrauterine egg eating. It refers broadly to any animal that subsists primarily by eating eggs. Consider, for example, the specialized egg eating snakes that swallow eggs whole, crush the shells, then emit the empty shells; they are considered oophagous. So AFAIK, any fish that survives mainly on eggs practices oophagy. What it does not include is any fish that eats eggs opportunistically but gains most of its nutrition from other foods (like my albino BNs).
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bekateen wrote: It refers broadly to any animal that subsists primarily by eating eggs. Consider, for example, the specialized egg eating snakes that swallow eggs whole, crush the shells, then emit the empty shells; they are considered oophagous.
Thanks for clarifying Eric!!
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You're welcome. I realize that the previous posts were years old, so I hope I'm not out of line bringing up an old issue. Have a great day.
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