Re: NANFA-L-- Question about Pirate perch's scientific name

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Question about Pirate perch's scientific name
From: Peter Unmack (peter.lists at)
Date: Wed Jul 21 2004 - 14:56:36 CDT

On Thu, 22 Jul 2004 wrote:

> Just wondering why the pirate perch's scientific name [species name]
> is sayanus? Why not sayi or something that is generally used?

Chris Sharpf writes about the cover photo of the Spring 2000 American

"The pirate perch (Aphredoderus sayanus) starts out life with its anus and
urogenital opening positioned just in front of the anal fin. As the fish
matures, the openings migrate to the throat."

The position of its anus near its mouth is my guess.

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: Wed Sep 29 2004 - 12:21:33 CDT