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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: 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,
StellrJ@aol.com writes:

<< 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
 Naturalist-at-Large >>

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.

    Jim Langhammer

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