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Old February 12th, 2011, 11:36 AM
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Question Clown Sweetlips

Here is one that I argued with the Trivia Mistress about. You know how far that goes, don't you?

To what family does a Clown Sweetlips belong?
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Old February 12th, 2011, 12:07 PM
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It's a fish.

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Old February 12th, 2011, 01:13 PM
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I knew it was a FISH I thought you wanted more detail !!
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Old February 12th, 2011, 03:58 PM
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I knew it was a FISH I thought you wanted more detail !!
Wrong Mike.

I have no idea if the other Mike wants the genus, species, sub-species or more information.

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Wrong Mike.

I have no idea if the other Mike wants the genus, species, sub-species or more information.

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I would imagine he does somehow!
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Old February 13th, 2011, 11:29 AM
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Talking Arguing with the Trivia Mistress

AHA!

And now you see exactly why I argued!

The question asked was exactly as I put it: "To what family does a Clown Sweetlips belong?"

The answer on the Trivial Pursuit card was -----

FISH!!!!

And that is what a few people put and got credit for.

But since the category was science, I thought a scientific answer was required. And I knew very well that "FISH" is not a family.

King Peter Came Over From Germany Singing Songs.

Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species, subspecies.

I have since looked up the taxonomy of a clown sweetlips and it is as follows:

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Vertebrata
CLASS PISCES -- FISH
Order Perciformes -- the perch
FAMILY Haemulodae -- the GRUNTS
Genus and species Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides (or sp.)

At the time I did not know this so I guessed that the family was the Trout family, which was admittedly wrong. It certainly is a fish, but FISH is sooooo wrong and not even within the range of possible answers to the question "What family?"

We all know how far I got with going to the Ship's Naturalist and, even when she agreed with me, asking her to straighten out the Cruise Staff, don't we??

For all I know they are still asking that question and still accepting the WRONG answer "FISH"! Sorry, Mike and John.

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I agree it's like saying what family an elephant is & saying "animal"
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