Re: Rhaphidophora sp. at Fairchild Tropical Garden
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- Subject: Re: Rhaphidophora sp. at Fairchild Tropical Garden
- From: Lewandjim@aol.com
- Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 21:40:12 -0500 (CDT)
In a message dated 07/07/2000 8:07:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< 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.
Not so unusual as you might think. Even many egg-laying fishes practice
internal fertilization using a number of different intromittent "organs". The
thread of discussion, however, began regarding "risque" names.