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1. The common name of Dasyatis pastinica, shown in the picture, should warn you not to touch it, a warning that Steve Irwin would have been well advised to heed. What is it called?
2. The common name of members of the genus Pterois is one of pride, but they are also known by a number of other animal-related names. What is the common name of Pterois antennata, pictured here?
3. What is the common name for Siganus vulpinus, whose striped face once led to it being classified in the genus Lo?
4. Members of which long-tailed species (officially called Hydrolagus colliei) were seen and identified as being responsible for the deaths of at least six harbor seals in the US state of Washington between 2006 and 2011?
5. Fish of the species Trachinus araneus do not produce cloth, and they swim in straight lines, no staggering here! Don't try to grab one, though, or you might be wounded by the highly venomous spines on their dorsal fins and gills. Which of these fish is pictured here?
6. This is a picture of a member of the species Synanceia verrucosa, usually called the reef stonefish. In which of these places would you be most likely to encounter him?
7. In the cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus), there is a strong association between gender and color. There is a 90% chance that the fish in this picture is female.
8. This is a picture of an example of Uranoscopus sulphureus, usually known by a name that includes a rough translation of the Greek roots of its generic name. Which of these is it?
9. Plotosus lineatus, shown here, is a member of an order of fish known primarily for the prominent 'whiskers' usually found on their faces. What is the English name for this fish?
10. This handsome fellow is an example of Sanopus splendidus. They are members of the family Batrachoididae, whose name suggests that they resemble which of these animals?
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