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September 13, 2007

What’s in a Name? (Part III of IV)

BY: ben

All right kids, it’s that time again — time for the next installment of my top list of fish who desperately need new names.

Without further adieu:

    11. Yellow Irish Lord (Hemilepidotus jordani) – Is this a fish or Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance?

    12. Brown Irish Lord (Hemilepidotus spinosus) – No, not William Butler Yeats.

    13. Porbeagle (Lamna nasus) – Doesn’t this majestic creature deserve a better name than one that evokes an image of a dejected Snoopy from Charlie Brown?

    14. Cookiecutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis) – The Martha Stewart of elasmobranches.

    15. Fluke (Paralichthys dentatus) – Come on. How would you like to be called `mistake’?

Stay tuned for the grand finale coming Friday. …