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Wonderful Latin Names, Part II: Abudefduf saxatilis

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Today’s Wonderful Latin Name is that of the Sergeant Major: Abudefduf saxatilis. The Sergeant Major is a common damselfish of the tropical Atlantic, often the first fish a new snorkeler or diver learns because it’s beautiful, abundant, and distinctive. 480 more words

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Wonderful Latin Names, Part I: Upupa epops

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Our subject today is formal scientific names for species (or “Latin names”, although they need not actually be derived from Latin).  559 more words

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