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Scientific names are meant to convey meaning, but sometimes that meaning can get lost or obscured over time. An excellent example of this phenomenon can be seen with the Clown Coris or Twin-spot Wrasse, Coris aygula. In the annals of fish nomenclature, this is the only species to have ever been given the unusual epithet “aygula”… but what, dear reader, does this rather curious name mean?… More:

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