What fish would you be?

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Postby Gelert » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:29 pm

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Amphioxus. Branchiostoma lanceolatum

It sits there as a close relative of the vertebrates, right at the fork in the branch. Interesting group of animals in an evolutionary sense. Boring as fuck otherwise, but like the narwhals, has a song

It's a long way from Amphioxus,
It's a long way to us,
It's a long way from Amphioxus
To the meanest human cuss.
It's good-bye, fins and gill-slits,
Welcome, lungs and hair!
It's a long, long way from Amphioxus,
But we all came from there.


to the tune of It's a long way to Tipperary. Had to bloody sing it in first year zoology lectures.
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Postby moggy » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:31 pm

:D :D :D :D
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Postby Clem Snide » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:42 pm

Some great fish here.
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Re: What fish would you be?

Postby Hiking Fox » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:03 am

JS wrote:I think I would quite like to be a small colourful fish that darts around the coral enjoying the sunshine :D

Colour wise I am thinking some electric blue and vibrant reds with a few splashes of yellow. Some fancy fins and some tentacles............


A Neon Tetra?
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I'd be a trout. Dunno why. I just would.
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Postby Crash » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:35 pm

I'd be a flying fish. 8)

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Postby Hiking Fox » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:43 pm

Gelert wrote: Had to bloody sing it in first year zoology lectures.


Education has really dumbed down.

Anyway, fish fans, here's a pic of a trout:
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Postby Gelert » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:28 pm

Hiking Fox wrote:
Gelert wrote: Had to bloody sing it in first year zoology lectures.


Education has really dumbed down.


If only you knew how the last ten minutes of each lecture were taken up by clips from David Attenborough documentaries.
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Postby Dave Noisy » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:05 pm

Coolest thread ever!! I loves me some fishes. =)

The nautilus isn't technically a fish, but pretty darn cool:

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Cutest pufferfish photo ever:

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Postby xrodolfox » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:24 pm

I know it's not a fish, but it might be the animal I love the most:
Blue whale:
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They eat a lot. I eat a lot.
They swim fast. I swim fast.
They love to go underwater. I love to go underwater.
They build strong family and social ties. I love family and friends!
They are blue-gray. I love blue and gray.
They are big. I am barrel chested and surprisingly heavy for my size.
The are smart. I've been known to be quite bright on occasion.

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As fishes are concerned, I'd be a:
sailfish. They are fast. 110 km/h (70 mph) fast.

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Postby puppydog » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:37 am

tossup between catfish (they're a cat AND a fish! Plus, they live in Mississippi)

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or a guitar fish.....

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Postby Big Good Wolf » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:54 am

Babel Fish

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The Babel Fish is small, yellow, leech-like, and is a universal translator which simultaneously translates from one spoken language to another. When inserted into the ear, its nutrition processes convert sound waves into brain waves, neatly crossing the language divide between any species you should happen to meet whilst travelling in space. Meanwhile, the poor Babel fish, by effectively removing all barriers to communication between different races and cultures, has caused more and bloodier wars than anything else in the history of creation.
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Postby xrodolfox » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:31 pm

^ awesome
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Postby seitanic » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:48 pm

wikipedia wrote:Candiru [...] are a number of genera of parasitic freshwater catfish in the family Trichomycteridae; all are native to the Amazon River. Although some candiru species have been known to grow to a size of 6 inches (~15 cm) in length, others are considerably smaller. These smaller species are known for an alleged tendency to invade and parasitize the human urethra[...]


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Postby crypt » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:16 pm

id be a mako shark.. theyre extremely fast, aggressive and solitary creatures, which suits my lone wolf temperament. they also have a unique heat exchange circulatory system that allows for high speed bursts in deep water :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeTWiAX9jfY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE6SFVliuYk

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Postby andyO » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:01 pm

I'd be a Salmon - because they swim up hill.


If not a salmon I'd be a trout because they have a cool name - although apparently a trout is a kind of non-migratory salmon!!
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