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Unformatted text preview: -Loricariidae- suckermouth armored catfishes-684 species (sucker fish, catfish)-combination of catfishes and minnow (in similarity)-Balitoridae river loaches -590 species (freshwater)-groupers, red hind, harlequin bass, barred hamlet-all start their lives as females and end as males-Labridae- wrasses 453 sp (marine)-harlequin wrasse yellowhead wrasse, bluehead wrasse-Scopaenidae- scorpionfishes- 418 sp (mostly marine) Offshore rockfish, banded lionfish, lionfish, reef stonefish, yellow-eye rockfish-66% of the species (~6,106) in the nine largest families are freshwater fishes, but only 43% of all species accur in freshwater-other fish facts:-64 families monotypic Size Diversity-least dater 27mm-dwarf pygmy goby< 15mm SL-Timmaton nanus , a goby, matures ar 8mm SL-whale sharks 21 m and 21 tons...
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- Fall '08