This set of questions was compiled on 2nd September,
2006 by David Marshall
Question 1 - First coined by commercial fish breeding
establishments in Florida what trade term is now applied
to any variety of Koi exhibiting long flowing fins?
Q. 2 - What is the scientific name of the torpedo or
Torpedo barbs photographed at Chester Zoo Aquarium
by David Marshall
Q. 3 - Synodontis catfish are endemic to which continent?
Q. 4 - What is a Cryptocoryne?
Q. 5 - What is the common name of the European killifish
Q. 6 - Which feature gave Betta compuncta its scientific
The beautiful Golden Thick-Lipped Gourami, a colour form
of Colisa labiosa, in our photograph is a labyrinth cousin
of Betta compuncta. This photograph is copyright of K.A.
Q. 7 - What type of creature, with an aquatic lifestyle,
is Typhlonectes natans?
Q. 8 -What type of fish would you find in the marine
Q. 9 - What is an anadromous fish?
Q. 10 - To which country is the labyrinth fish Malpulutta
kretseri, pictured below, endemic?
Malpulutta kretseri. Our photograph is copyright of
Mr. D. Armitage.
Q. 11 - Which of the following appears in the common
names of ALL the members of the marine family Liparidae?
a) Rockfish b) Clownfish c) Snailfish
Q.12 - And if you are still with us THANK YOU for having
a good go at our questions. See what you can make of
the last one by completing the following joke:-
Why did the Needlefish become frustrated over the Internet
Question 1 - Butterfly.
Q. 2 - Puntius denisonii.
Q. 3 - Africa.
Q. 4 - An aquatic plant.
Q. 5 - Orient killifish.
Q. 6 - A prominent black marking on the body. To quickly
explain compuncta is a Latin word which means to brand
or tattoo. Although natural the prominent black marking
on the body of this particular Betta species looks to
have been branded onto the skin hence compuncta was
incorporated into the scientific name.
Q. 7 - A caecilian (a form of amphibian) worm that
originates from South America.
Q. 8 - Skates.
Q. 9 - One which spawns in a river but feeds in the
sea. One fish you may recognize with this particular
lifestyle is the Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata).
Q. 10 - Sri Lanka.
Q. 11 - c) Snailfish.
Q. 12 - Because it could not keep its eye upon the