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Big Year BrandonD32's Big Year

Discussion in 'Contests' started by BrandonD32, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    I'm a little late to the party, but I have plenty of trips planned this year that should pan out many locations. I will start with The Scott Aquarium at Henry Doorly Zoo. I was just there on Sunday.

    1) Stegostoma fasciatum


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  2. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    2) Carcharias taurus
    3)
    Epinephelus
    itajara

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  3. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    4) Gymnothorax funebris

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  4. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    5) Orectolobus maculatus

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  5. Derek34

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    Common names would be helpful.
     
  6. DangerJ Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Shark, shark, shark, turtle, silky boy, shark.
     
  7. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    I can include common names from this point on. However, the rules state to include the species name. Being from a scientific background I feel comfortable with nomenclature. The first part of the scientific name is the genus, and the second part is the species. This can avoid confusion that common names present. A specific species can be referred to by multiple common names in different regions. And on the other hand multiple different species are generalized under one common name across many regions.
     
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  8. Derek34

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    I understand your point. My point is that common names in addition to scientific names would be helpful to most people I would imagine. I am capable of telling they are sharks. However I'm not so proficient to be able to easily tell for instance if I am looking at a leopard shark, nurse shark, lemon shark, or a sand shark.
     
  9. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    Definitely.
     
  10. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    I stopped at seascapes today to look for a female Banggai Cardinal. So I have more to add.

    6) Amblygobius phalaena (Bullet Goby)

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  11. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    7) Pygoplites diacanthus (Regal Angel)

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  12. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    8) Ptereleotris zebra (Zebra Bar Dartfish)

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  13. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    9) Cirrhitops fasciatus (Blood Red Hawkfish)

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  14. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    10) Choerodon fasciatus (Harlequin Tusk)

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  15. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    The next entries are my fish.

    11) Amphiprion ocellaris (Ocellaris Clownfish)

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  16. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    12) Pterapogon kauderni (Banggai Cardinal)

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  17. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    12) Gobiodon okinawae (Yellow Clown Goby)
    It rarely wanders far from the Spongodes near the back of my tank.

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  18. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    I took a trip to Dubuque on Sunday, and while I was there I found a few more submissions. The first 4 are from my uncle's tank and the next 3 are from his friends tank. My uncle just recently switched from aggressive fish and is battling cyano.

    13) Centropyge bispinosa (Coral Beauty Angel)
    14) Chrysiptera cyanea (Blue Damsel)
    15) Chromis viridis (Green Chromis)


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  19. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    16) Zebrasoma flavescens (Yellow Tang)


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  20. BrandonD32 Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    17) Ecsenius midas (Midas Blenny)
    18) Centropyge loricula (Flame Angel)


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