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12:27 Apr 1, 2004
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Science - Zoology
German term or phrase: Goldorf
Purely and simply the name of a fish species
Martyn Glenville-Sutherland
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:45
English translation:Golden Orfe
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John Bowden
Local time: 06:45
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Michael Pauls



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Golden Orfe


    Reference: http://www.swinton54.freeserve.co.uk/species/orfe.html
John Bowden
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John's answer is of course quite correct, but "golden orfe" is in fact just a popular name for "orfe" which (as specialists put it) is the "golden variety of the ide" (Leuciscus idus = ide, orfe)

Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus and species: Leuciscus idus

see: http://home.planet.nl/~zoete004/ide.htm
see: http://earth.leeds.ac.uk/~jackson/shoal/o.html

Michael Pauls
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