NANFA-- fish name musings

bockj (
Wed, 26 Jan 2000 09:40:06 -0500

And of course, the fish that lox are made from, Salmo delicatessen.

Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 21:30:16 +0100
From: "Bohlen" <>
Subject: Re: NANFA-- fish name musings

> Have any fish been named after how they TASTE? I've
> found two: the American shad (Alosa sapidissima, meaning "most
> the hickory shad (Alosa mediocris), menaing, basically, pretty mediorce
> when compared to the American shad. (Gee, talk about giving a fish an
> inferiority complex!)

I know two: Niwaella delicata, a small loach from Japan and Dallia
delicatissima, an Arctic Blackfish.


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