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Red Fish, Blue Fish
"Redfish, bluefish, purplefish. Ok, so purplefish don't exist, but you get the idea. No orange roughy or yellowfin tuna in this quiz; all answers are a color then the word "fish". Good luck and have fun!"
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We'll start off simple with a fish that is extremely common in aquariums. This fish is a small member of the carp family. It includes koi, bubble-eye, and black moor varieties. What commonly named fish is this?
This "dark" fish can be called the river (color)fish, Alaska (color)fish, and Sacramento (color)fish. The fish from Alaska is a dark olive-green to brown color and has a white underbelly, with dark spots all over the body. The Sacramento (color)fish is the only fish in the genus Orthodon, and the river (color)fish is from Australia. Can you guess what fish this might be?
What colorful name can a dogfish also go by? This can also be another name for a nurse shark. Both British and American English spelling is acceptable.
This type of fish is from the genus Melanotaenia, which means "black-banded". Those in this genus are so named because of the black bands on some of the species of the genus. However, this means nothing. They are not blackfish! Rather, what "colorful" fish are they?
The color in this fish's name was actually named AFTER the fish, based on the common pinkish color of the flesh. Though I won't make this too easy by giving you some more widely known species of this fish, I will say that the coho and the coastal cutthroat trout are part of this fish family. What fish, without the word "fish" in its name, might this be?
This fish, from the Pomatomidae family, is called tailor in Australia. In South Africa, it is called elf, or shad. Elsewhere, it is called chopper or anchoa. What "title" fish might this be?
Known as a sig in Russia, this common fish is from the Coregonus family. There is also a single species of this fish, in the family Stenodus, known as an inconnu. This fish name can also be a nickname for the ghostshark. What fish might this be?
This fish, from the genus Plagiogeneion, is not as brightly colored as the name suggests. It is in the family Emmelichthyidae, which are known as rovers. What "gem" of a fish might this be?
This fish, from the genus Sebastes, is also known as ocean perch, Norway haddock, and red perch, though it is not a haddock; nor a perch. It is also called redfish and hemdurgan, and is often called bergylt, bream, and snapper by mistake. What "flowery" fish might this be?
This type of fish, resembling a worm or an eel, is so named because of their translucent bodies; without scales, similar to that of an eel. They live in invertebrates, such as clams and starfish, though they are not normally parasitic. What type of fish might this be?
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Compiled Jun 28 12