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    Neither of the unknown fish are pupfish, certainly not that species (note the middle two pics in that particular lineup do have names, 1st and 4th are the unknowns). The first fish might be a Characodon going by the pics I'm pulling up.
    The fish weren't the focus for this trip, plus we were almost always on the move on this tour, so I didn't have time to snap clear pics or wait for the fish to stop moving, sorry for that.
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    The rest of the images are from after the tour, animals on display...
    rhino iguana by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    rhino iguana by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    New Caledonia giant gecko by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    sailfin lizard by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    black tree monitor by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    siamese crocodile by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Siamese crocodile by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Mata mata by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Mata mata by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Mexican spiny tailed iguana by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    tricolor squirrel by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    tricolor squirrel by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    cave fish by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    crocodile monitor by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    golden poison dart frog by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    milk frogs by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    There were also a couple orchids in the tropical building...
    Orchid sp. by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Orchid sp. by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
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    King cobra didn't want to leave his cage so they could clean it, just stuck his head out the door. He's probably a good 13 feet long.
    King Cobra by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Cascavels are beautiful...
    Cascavel by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Suphan cobra by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Note, the name for this is singular. He was hiding in the back so the pic is terrible...
    Rinkhals by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Sumatran pit viper by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Wagler's pit viper by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    bushmaster by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    peacock bass by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    I think this was a female, at least 14 feet.
    green anaconda by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Emerald tree monitor by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Emerald tree monitor by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Saw this guy only just as he was leaving the cage, so I only got his tail.... :P
    W. African green mamba by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    My mother's favorite kind of snake..
    gaboon viper by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    tropical bird snake by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    I hate glare...
    caiman lizard by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    caiman lizard by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    His buddy was a little easier to photograph
    caiman lizard by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Jameson's mamba by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    fiji iguana by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    eyelash viper by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    tentacled snake by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    archerfish by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    mudskipper by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
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    Some great pics of the herps there. I've never even heard of a Fijian iguana - very cool coloring. Awesome to be so close to the Komodos.
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    The Komodos were definitely the highlight. Could have given Raja the scratches he likes if I had been so inclined....

    moray sp. by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    zebra moray by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    florida kingsnake by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    I love the scientific name of these guys: Crotalus adamanteus
    Eastern diamondback by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    alligator snapping turtle by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    unknown tree frog by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    eastern newt by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Everglades/grey rat snake hybrid by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    vinegaroon by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    blue discus fish by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    flounder by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    flounder by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    These guys are critically endangered, restricted to a very small mountain range. They also get big, and are typically rather docile...
    Mangshan pit viper by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    snake neck turtle by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    beaded lizard by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Spot the adorable toad :
    Bumblebee toad by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Shingleback by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Austalian frilled lizard by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    unknown sp. by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    unknown sp. by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    horned bush adder by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Uromastyx by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    This guy was attempting to escape...
    Uromastyx by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Arizona ridge-nose rattlesnake by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Side-striped pit viper by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr

    That's it for the tropical house, but there's more to come...
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    The unknown lizard species in that last set was some type of basilisk, I believe. Great stuff. I'm digging it! Kudos on the discus pic. It is difficult to get iridescence to show properly in a photograph.
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    The fish wouldn't stop moving, so that was also the most decent shot I had. The lizard was an Old World species, I recall that much, so part of the agamid family and not the iquanids (which the basilisks belong to). One of the water dragon species I think.....
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    That unknown lizard is a Gonocephalus species, likely G.grandis. And to fill in a few more gaps in the herpetological ID's...... The "Giant Anole" is a Chamaeleolis species, most likely C.barbatus. The orange Dart Frog is Phyllobates bicolor and the next 2 Are both Dendrobates tinctorius, the 1st one is a morph known as "Alanis" and the 2nd, "Patricia". The "Water Dragon" is actually a Weber's Sailfin Dragon, Hydrosaurus weberi. The Unknown Tree Frog appears to be Hyla gratiosa but it's hard to tell 100% from that photo.

    Hope this helps.

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