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Artistic view of a Male Pteronarcys californica (Pteronarcyidae) (Giant Salmonfly) Stonefly Adult from the Gallatin River in Montana
Salmonflies
Pteronarcys californica

The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.

Dorsal view of a Limnephilidae (Giant Sedges) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive ID.
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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This topic is about the Kingdom Animalia

Metazoa is the kingdom of animals. Worms are metazoans and so were the dinosaurs. Trout and mayflies are metazoans. You are probably a metazoan.

See Arthropoda for most of the invertebrates trout eat, or skip straight to the insect orders Ephemeroptera (Mayflies), Trichoptera (Caddisflies), or Plecoptera (Stoneflies), which are the three most important.

The non-arthropod classes are listed on this site only to hold pictures, so far, and I haven't put much information up yet about them.

Example specimens

Classof06
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Classof06 on Nov 3, 2006November 3rd, 2006, 1:09 am EST
Me and my friend are trying to do a Biology project on Animalia but we can't find any of the information that we need! We need the information before the end of next week. Please help us!
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Taxon on Nov 3, 2006November 3rd, 2006, 4:19 am EST
Sounds to me like you're just having fun, but on the remote chance that you're actually serious, what specific information do you think you need, which you are unable to find? Without stating what you are looking for, no one could possibly help you find it, nor would you be able to recognize it, even if you were to accidentally stumble across it.

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Roger Rohrbeck
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Troutnut on Nov 3, 2006November 3rd, 2006, 6:31 am EST
Animalia is the baddest kingdom in the whole domain of Eukaryota. Take that, Protista!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
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GONZO on Nov 3, 2006November 3rd, 2006, 1:28 pm EST
I know you guys are assuming that Class of '06 is goofing around, but what if they really need help? On the other hand, if they're really having that much trouble finding info on Animalia on the Internet, perhaps they need a different kind of help than we can provide.
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Taxon on Nov 3, 2006November 3rd, 2006, 2:37 pm EST
Gonzo-

Oh, I don't doubt Classof06 and friend need serious help. After all, it appears they are still taking classes while all of their classmates graduated six months ago.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
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GONZO on Nov 3, 2006November 3rd, 2006, 3:40 pm EST
Rog,

I guess the possibility that they are really inept graduate students with a lot of catching up to do before their dissertation is out of the question?
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Taxon on Nov 3, 2006November 3rd, 2006, 5:16 pm EST
Gonzo-

Guess I missed that possibility. How on earth did I overlook all those obvious clues?
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Roger Rohrbeck
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Troutnut on Nov 4, 2006November 4th, 2006, 3:26 am EST
They could always be the kindergarten class of '06 writing a report on animals for first grade.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
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GONZO on Nov 4, 2006November 4th, 2006, 4:15 am EST
See what I mean? Now, don't you feel bad about picking on a couple of kindergarteners? Perhaps we should alert their parents about their Internet access. If those poor naive kids found their way onto Troutnut.com, I shudder to think about the other frightening places they might visit!

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