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Greater Cleveland Aquarium List of Species on Exhibit 6-27-16

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    This is an attempt to list every species on exhibit at Greater Cleveland Aquarium during my visit on 6-27-16. I am arranging the list by the current visitor map by the named zones as they are encountered along its one-way route. I am including species for which there is a sign on each exhibit. This is not intended to be a full account of the collection. Also, species on exhibit are sometimes moved, so some that were there one day may have disappeared from public view the next. This list may be of more interest to those already familiar with the aquarium since I am not arranging the species by animal type. I will list each zone in a separate entry in the thread for clarity. All exhibits are indoors.

    OHIO LAKES & RIVERS: (14 Exhibits)
    These exhibits are within a room with a mix of elements: plain walls, mural walls, simulated stream rockwork, simulated foliage, and exposed-brick walls that are the structure of the former powerhouse in which the aquarium facility is located.

    Right side of visitor path:
    Small-sized pedestal aquarium:
    Sea Lamprey

    Medium-sized open-top aquarium with simulated rock waterfall backdrop:
    Bluegill Sunfish
    Brown Bullhead Catfish
    Channel Catfish
    Hybrid Striped Bass
    Largemouth Bass
    Longnose Gar
    Red Eared Slider
    Yellow Perch

    5 small-sized wall terrariums, containing 1 species in each except where noted:
    American Toad (with Green Frog)
    Eastern Box Turtle
    Eastern Gartersnake
    Green Frog (with American Toad)
    Spotted Salamander
    Wood Frog

    Left side of visitor path:
    5 small-sized wall aquarium/terrariums, containing 1 species in each except where noted:
    Blanding's Turtle
    Eastern Musk Turtle (with Round Goby)
    Midland Painted Turtle
    Mississippi Map Turtle
    Round Goby (with Eastern Musk Turtle)
    Spotted Turtle

    Medium-sized long open-top aquarium:
    Blacknose Dace
    Pumpkinseed Sunfish
    Redside Dace
    River Chub
    Southern Redbelly Dace
    Spotfin Shiner

    Medium-sized long open-top aquarium:
    Black Crappie
    Black Redhorse
    Longear Sunfish
    Shovelnose Sturgeon
     
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    LAKES & RIVERS OF THE WORLD: (12 Exhibits)
    These exhibits are set in a room around the corner from the previous zone that mostly has exposed-brick walls, mild theming around the Asian exhibits, and dominated by a series of round tanks lining the center that each has some sort of simulated tree trunk rising out of the tank.

    Left side of visitor path:
    Medium-sized long open-top aquarium:
    Giant Danio
    Gold Dojo Loach
    Hi Fin Banded Shark
    Red Glass Barb
    Red Panda Barb
    White Cloud Mountain Minnow

    Medium-sized open-top aquarium with simulated tree stumps and tropical backdrop:
    Banded Cichlid
    Banded Leporinus
    Chocolate Cichlid
    Midas Cichlid
    Ocellate River Stingray
    Red Hook Silver Dollar
    Red Terror Cichlid
    Ripsaw Catfish
    Silver Arowana
    Uaru
    Yellow Spotted Amazon Turtle

    Right side of visitor path:
    Smallish-sized open-top aquarium with rocky backdrop:
    Australian Side-necked Turtle
    Krefft's River Turtle

    Medium-sized yard room behind glass with visitor walkway entering it with low wood railing for contact/feeding inhabitants:
    African Spurred Tortoise

    Center of path:
    Smallish-sized round open-top pedestal aquarium:
    Bleher's Rainbowfish
    Boesemani Rainbow
    Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish
    New Guinea Red Rainbow
    Red-striped Rainbowfish
    Yellow Rainbow

    Smallish-sized round open-top pedestal aquarium:
    Chinese Striped Neck Turtle
    Clown Knifefish
    Clown Loach
    Crystal Eyed Catfish
    Giant Gourami
    Red Tail Gourami
    Siamese Tiger Perch
    Tinfoil Barb

    Smallish-sized round open-top pedestal aquarium:
    Archerfish
    Figure Eight Pufferfish
    Spotted Pufferfish

    Smallish-sized round open-top pedestal aquarium:
    Black Tetra
    Blue Discus Tapajos
    Flagtail Catfish
    Freshwater Angel
    Heckle Discus
    Red Base Tetra
    Rummynose Tetra
    Slender Chameleon Tetra
    Three-lined Cory

    Smallish-sized round column aquarium:
    Red-bellied Piranha

    Smallish-sized round open-top pedestal aquarium:
    Bushynose Pleco
    Daffodil Cichlid
    Duboisi Cichlid
    Frontosa
    Marlier's Julie

    Smallish-sized round open-top pedestal aquarium:
    Blue Dolphin Cichlid
    Cobalt Blue Zebra
    Fuelleborn's Cichlid
    Purple Acei
    Yellow Lab Cichlid

    Smallish-sized round column aquarium:
    Black Piebald
    Blue Obliquidens
    Zebra Obliquidens
     
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    DISCOVERY ZONE: (4 Exhibits)
    These exhibits are set in a small exposed-brick room that is the base of the tall brick steaming chimney that once vented the powerhouse building during its original use.

    3 tiny-sized wall aquariums that illustrate the early lifecycles of:
    Moon Jellyfish

    Medium-sized round ceiling aquarium above visitors' heads:
    Moon Jellyfish
     
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    PACIFIC: (7 Exhibits)
    These exhibits are set in a narrow exposed-brick L-shaped hallway. The map lists them all as being in one zone, but the species identification signs list the first 3 exhibits as being Indo-Pacific while the other 4 exhibits are Northern Pacific.

    Medium-sized column aquarium:
    Lionfish
    Reef Scorpionfish
    Spotted Scorpionfish

    Medium-sized column aquarium:
    Bignose Unicornfish
    Dog-faced Puffer
    Goldbar Wrasse
    Harlequin Tuskfish
    Maroon Clownfish
    Sailfin Tang

    Medium-sized column aquarium:
    Clark's Anemonefish
    Naso Tang
    Panther Grouper
    Snowflake Eel
    Three Spot Domino Damselfish

    Medium-sized wall aquarium:
    Blue Rockfish
    Copper Rockfish
    Kelp Greenling
    Mottled Seastar
    Vermilion Star

    Medium-sized wall aquarium:
    California Sea Cucumber
    Green Surf Anemone
    High Cockscomb
    Purple Sea Urchin
    Saddleback Gunnel
    Spot Prawn

    Medium-sized wall aquarium:
    Gumboot Chiton
    Lined Chiton
    Painted Greenling
    Shiner Surfperch
    Wolf Eel

    Small-sized tunnel aquarium that forms archway leading to next zone:
    Giant Pacific Octopus
    Leather Star
    Pink Sea Star
    Plumose Anemone
     
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    COASTAL: (9 Exhibits)
    These exhibits are in a large room with mostly plain walls decorated with white-painted wood wainscoting and trim.

    Left side of visitor path:
    3 small-sized wall aquariums, containing 1 species in each:
    Potbelly Seahorse
    Empty
    Lined Seahorse

    Smallish-sized wall aquarium:
    Banggai Cardinalfish
    Cabbage Leather Coral
    Candy Cane Coral
    Clown Anemonefish
    Fluted Giant Clam
    Frogspawn Coral
    Kenya Tree Coral
    Lyretail Anthias
    Open Brain Coral
    Sailfin Tang
    Striped Mushroom
    Tomato Clownfish

    Largish-sized wall aquarium:
    Atlantic Spadefish
    Blue Tang
    Crevalle Jack
    Graysby Grouper
    Porkfish
    Red Hind Grouper
    Sargeant Major

    Largish-sized wall aquarium:
    Blue Chromis
    Blue Hamlet
    Butter Hamlet
    High-hat
    Jack-knifefish
    Northern Puffer
    Queen Angelfish
    Purple Damselfish
    Reef Butterfly
    Royal Gramma
    Shy Hamlet
    Spanish Hogfish

    Right side of visitor path:
    Largish-sized open-top round touchtank:
    I missed the sign for this if there was one, it appeared to contain:
    Bat Ray
    Southern Stingray

    Small-sized shallow open-top touchtank:
    Chocolate Chip Sea Star
    Horseshoe Crab
    Pincushion Sea Urchin
    Red Knob Sea Star
    Tiger Cowrie

    Tiny-sized shallow open-top touchtank:
    Cleaner Shrimp
     
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    TROPICAL REEF: (3 Exhibits)
    These exhibits are set in another narrow exposed-brick hallway.

    Medium-sized wall aquarium:
    Auriga Butterflyfish
    Bigeye
    Orange Fantail Filefish
    Raccoon Butterflyfish
    Yellow Tang
    Yellowtail Damsel

    Medium-sized wall aquarium:
    Emperor Angelfish
    Foxface Rabbitfish
    Harlequin Sweetlips
    Magnificent Rabbitfish
    Three Barred Damsel
    Yellow Belly Hippo Tang

    Medium-sized wall aquarium:
    Blackbar Soldierfish
    Cottonwick
    Oyster Toadfish
    Pygmy Angelfish
    Scrawled Cowfish
    Yellowhead Wrasse
     
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    SHARK SEATUBE: (1 Exhibit)
    This exhibit is by far the largest one at the aquarium; one side of it is viewed through large windows in a dark room dominated by the exposed-brick and steel structure of the former powerhouse building, which has been featured throughout rather than hidden. The other 3 sides of the exhibit are traversed by a long tunnel (169 linear feet) that makes several angles and turns, starting and ending in the room where the exhibit is first viewed. The interior of the tank is detailed with an average amount of simulated rock outcrops and a small shipwreck, but is rather shallow (9 feet) for one of this size (230,000 gallons). A sign says that it contains 34 species, but I could only find identification signs for 30 species:
    Atlantic Nurse Shark
    Black Drum
    Black Grouper
    Blacknose Shark
    Blue Angelfish
    Blue Runner
    Blue Striped Grunt
    Coney Grouper
    Cownose Ray
    Crevalle Jack
    Dusky Squirrelfish
    French Angelfish
    French Grunt
    Goliath Grouper
    Gray Angelfish
    Great Amberjack
    Great Barracuda
    Green Moray Eel
    Lookdown Fish
    Porcupine Pufferfish
    Queensland Grouper
    Red Grouper
    Reef Squirrelfish
    Rock Hind Grouper
    Rooster Hogfish
    Sandbar Shark
    Sandtiger Shark
    Shark Sucker
    Southern Stingray
    Yellowtail Snapper
     
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    EXPLORATION STATION: (3 Exhibits?)
    The main part of the aquarium is on one floor; after exiting the aquarium, there is a second floor area of two rooms on the map called Exploration Station which appears to mostly be children's education area. I missed this area, although there was a sign on the main floor stating that there was an electric eel exhibit on the second floor. Looking at the map, which is mostly drawn correctly, it appears that there is a single exhibit for that species in one room, while another room seems to show 2 more exhibits for what I assume are other species. So I will count them in the exhibit total.

    3 aquariums of unknown size, I did not see them; at least 1 contains:
    Electric Eel
     
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    SUMMARY:

    By my count, the total number of exhibits currently at Greater Cleveland Aquarium is: 53

    By my count, the total number of species in permanent exhibits is: 211
    The number of species I counted can be broken down into the following categories:
    Mammals: 0
    Birds: 0
    Reptiles: 13
    Amphibians: 4
    Fish: 168
    Invertebrates: 26