American Yellow Perch

American Yellow Perch
American Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) – File: Yellow Perch P2270247.jpg – Wikimedia Commons

Worth knowing about the American Yellow Perch

Taxonomy

The American Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) belongs to the kingdom of animals, more specifically to the tribe Chordata. Here they are again subdivided into the class Actinopterygii, order of Perciformes, the family of Percidae, genus Perca, and the species Perca flavescens.

This animal was first described in 1814 by Samuel Latham Mitchill (an American physician, naturalist, and politician who lived in Plandome, New York).

Read more

American Eel

American Eel
American Eel U.S. (Owner: Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region – commons.wikimedia.org)

Worth knowing about the American Eel

Taxonomy

The American Eel (Anguilla rostrata) belongs to the kingdom of animals, more specifically to the tribe Chordata. Here they are again subdivided into the class Actinopterygii, order of Anguilliformes, the family of Anguillidae, genus Anguilla, and the species Anguilla rostrata.

This animal was first described in 1817 by Lesueur (a French naturalist, artist, and explorer).

Read more

Common Bleak

Common Bleak
Common Bleak (Owner: Viridiflavus – commons.wikimedia.org)

Worth knowing about the Common Bleak

Taxonomy

The Common Bleak (Alburnus alburnus) belongs to the kingdom of animals, more specifically to the tribe Chordata. Here they are again subdivided into the class Actinopterygii, order of Cypriniformes, the family of Cyprinidae, subfamily Leuciscinae, genus Alburnus, and the species Alburnus alburnus.

Read more

Alpino Grouper

Alpino Grouper (Epinephelus fasciatus)
Alpino Grouper (Epinephelus fasciatus)

Worth knowing about the Alpino Grouper

The Alpino Grouper belongs to the realm of the ‘Animalia’ (animals), more specifically to the tribe of the ‘Chordata’ (Chorda animals). This fish is a ray-finned (Actinopterygii) in the order of the ‘Perciformes’. So their family is the bass (or sea bass) with the name ‘Serranidae’.

Groupers have 2 types of genera: ‘Epinephelus’ and ‘Mycteropcera’. The alpino grouper belongs to the genus ‘Epinephelus’.

In 1775, the blacktip grouper was described as ‘Perca fasciata’, by the Finnish explorer Peter Forsskål (1732-1763). In 1793 the name was changed to ‘Epinephelus fasciatus’ by the German naturalist Marcus Elieser Bloch (1723–1799).

Read more

Alaska Pollock

Alaska Pollock

Worth knowing about the Alaska Pollock

The Alaska Pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) belongs to the class of the ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii), of the order of the cod (Gadiformes), the families cods and haddocks (Gadidae), and the genus Theragra. In French, it is called “Lieu de l’Alaska” and in Spanish “Colin de Alaska”. In the past, this fish was often confused with the salmon.

In 1814 this fish was named “Gadus chalcogrammus” by the Prussian zoologist, and botanist, Peter Simon Pallas.

Read more

African Sharptooth Catfish

African Sharptooth Catfish
African Sharptooth Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) – Mlondozi Ford, S129 Road North of Lower Sabie, Kruger NP, SOUTH AFRICA

Worth knowing about the African Sharptooth Catfish

The African Sharptooth Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) belongs to the class of the catfish (Actinopterygii), of the order Siluriformes, the family Claridae (the airbreathing catfish or lungfish), and the genus Clarias. These animals are airbreathing catfish. They are also called “gill bag catfish” or “African catfish”. In German this fish is called “Afrikanischer Waller” and in French, it is called “silure africain”.

In 1822 this fish was named “Clarias gariepinus” by the author Burchell.

Read more

Eagle Ray

Whitespotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari)
Whitespotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari)

Eagle Ray – Worth knowing about the Eagle Ray

The eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari) belongs to the class of the cartilaginous fish (Chondrichthyes), of the order Myliobatiformes, the family Myliobatidae, and the genus Aetobatus. These are large rays comprising 20 species in four genera.

Read more

Snake Pipefish

Snake Pipefish (Entelurus aequoreus)
Snake Pipefish (Entelurus aequoreus)

Snake Pipefish – Worth knowing about the Snake Pipefish

The Snake Pipefish (Entelurus aequoreus) belongs to the family of seahorses and pipefishes (Syngnathidae). That is a subcategory of the pipefish (Syngnathiformes). This genus has 32 species. To be clear: these fish are not hunted. If you are lucky you may be able to find this species in a public aquarium. This is a marine fish that is very scarce and therefore rare to find.

Read more

European Eel

European Eel

European Eel – Introduction

The European Eel (Anguilla Anguilla) is a snake-shaped fish of which the females can grow to more than 1 meter and the males a maximum of 50 cm. This migratory fish belongs to the family Anguillidae. You can find this animal in the Atlantic Ocean, Northern Africa (Morocco), Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Baltic Sea, all of Europe to the north of Norway. The European Eel is also called a ray-finned fish. Its color varies from brown to grayish. This eel likes to stay in water plains with a muddy bottom.

Read more

Fishing Rod Manufacturing

Fishing Rod Manufacturing - Part 1

Preface

Fishing Rod Manufacturing – What you definitely need and indispensable for sport fishing is a fishing rod. Which rod is the best or not is frequently discussed among fellow anglers. In this blog, I will try to share my vision, opinion, and experiences. However, I am not commercially tied to any brand or manufacturer anywhere. I will try to explain what happens and what is important when designing a rod. Of course, everyone has the right to have a different opinion, this only concerns my personal opinion.

Read more