Re: NANFA-- mystery meat 2000

R. W. Wolff (
Sat, 5 Aug 2000 16:10:50 -0700

If I can find it, in some of my old killi papers there is a "latin primer"
which helps with learning many of the lating terms used in fish names.
Zonatu (m) or(s) means barred, rubri ( red) , flav is yellow ( perca
flavescens= yellow perch). The problem arises is greek is also used, like
zonatum / zonatus pterus/frons/chirus = are all fins, and I dont remember
which is greek or latin or what. Once these "codes" are learned, it becomes
evident what the naming is. Gulosus is throat or mouth, hence warmouth with
their big gullet. umbra is umbrella,or rain. Maybe Novumbra is November
rain? I am by no means an expert on latin at all, but after a while pick up
alot of the stuff. It is really facinating.

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