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Re: Rhaphidophora sp. at Fairchild Tropical Garden

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Rhaphidophora sp. at Fairchild Tropical Garden
  • From: StellrJ@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 18:43:27 -0500 (CDT)

In a message dated 6/24/00 8:13:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Lewandjim@aol.com writes:

<< The taxonomists dealing with live-bearing fishes beat you to the punch! for
  Brachyrhaphis rhabdophora
  Phalloceros >>

That is because the live-bearing fishes actually HAVE phalli (at least the
males!), an unusual feature in fish.  Your example Phalloceros does indeed
have a horned phallus.

Jason Hernandez

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