Whilst writing the scientific name of any species, you need to keep a note of the fact that the first letter of the genus name is always written in its capital form, while the first letter of species name or species descriptor is never started with a capital letterânot even if it is derived from a proper noun. Usually, animals & plants are identified by common and scientific names. A comprehensive and fully relational fish database with more than 106,000 scientific species name combinations More than 36 000 pictures <--> More than 100 albums The only fish database on the internet that can be interrogated. Anas, the âgenusâ is Latin for duck, and indicates that the Mallard is related to other ducks such as the Pintail, Gadwall, and Black Duck.The species name, platyrhynchos, is Greek for flat bill, referring to the typical ducklike bill.See my book, Latin for Bird Lovers, just out in 2014. Names such as starfish, jellyfish, shellfish and cuttlefish attest to most any fully aquatic animal (including whales) once being 'fish'. The following file is a searchable version of Part 1 (Scientific Name, Occurre nce, and Accepted Common Name) from the 7th edition (2013) of . âScientific nomenclatureâ refers to various names according to a specific field of study. "Correcting" such names (e.g. to 'sea star') is an attempt to retroactively apply the current meaning of 'fish' to words that were coined when it had a different meaning. Scientific name: Puntius denisonii Also known as : Bleeding Eye Barb, Denisonâs Flying Fox, Red Comet Barb, Red Line Barb, Red Lined Torpedo Fish, Roseline Shark, Torpedo Barb, Miss Kerala Adult size : 6 inches/15 centimeters Scientific Name: Parachanna obscura Common Name: Snake Head This is a very popular fish in the Northern part of Nigeria, it is called the snakehead because of its shape which looks like a snake, the fish actually looks like a snake, it has scales on â¦ Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. These teeth are actually fused with the fishâs jaw, creating the resilience needed to break through hard shells. Pufferfish Classification and Scientific Name. The scientific name of the pufferfish family is Tetraodontidae. Spookfish, any of about 11 species of small marine fishes constituting the family Opisthoproctidae (order Salmoniformes), with representatives in each of the major oceans. This article is the first in a series on scientific nomenclature within specific kingdoms. SciName Finderâ¢ is a search tool for scientific/common (vernacular) names of plants and animals written by Anders Møller, Danish Food Information. Introduction This file does not include the following sections from the printed version of the book: List of Families . This name translates to âfour toothed,â representing the four teeth that typically jut out from the fishâs mouth. Common name: These are used locally and may vary by region or country. The name spookfish, or barreleye, as they are sometimes called, originates from their unusual eyes, which are pointed upward Anas platyrhynchos is the scientific name for the Mallard . Scientific names or Binomial Nomenclature is a scientific process wherein entities such as plants, animals, living entities are named and they are derived from Latin.