NANFA-- FW: Aquaticinfo: Pirate Perch?

Nicholas J. Zarlinga (
Thu, 21 Feb 2002 13:04:00 -0500

This email if from Jay Hemdal, curator of fishes at the Toledo Zoo. Can
anyone comment on his questions so that I can get back with him? Thanks.

Nick Zarlinga
Aquarium Biologist
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
216-661-6500 ex 4485

"Fish worship... is it wrong??" (Ray Troll)

-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Hemdal []
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 10:14 AM
To: Aquatic Information Listserve
Subject: Aquaticinfo: Pirate Perch?


Does anyone know the origin of the common name for Aphredoderus sayanus,
the pirate perch? I presume that it has something to do with the fish
perhaps feeding on the eggs of other species, but that is just a guess.

Also, has anyone heard of this species being propagated in captivity?
from the two cases where Ray Katula bred them).

We have been working with this species for about three years, and *finally*
have around 25 free-swimming young to show for it.

Jay Hemdal
The Toledo Zoo

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