250Do you know what a gonopodium is?
- Nov 14, 2008I seldom mention my internet radio shows, but this week I did two and
they can be found on http://internetvoicesradio.com
On Tuesday (the day before yesterday) I spent two hours chatting about
internet promotion with Penny Sansevieri of amarketingexpert.com about
what she does, and what savvy authors are doing to get the word out
about their books, and what makes a good website first page.
Two days before that, last Sunday evening, my guests were Joey W Hill,
Judi Fennell (visit her site and try to win one of three holidays),
Sandy Lender, and Jo Webnar. We were talking about manatees and
I have no idea how someone came to ask Judi about the sexual logistics
of being a merman with a tail. However, Judi mentioned that the correct
name for a fish's wedding tackle is a gonopodium. Who knew? Since a
merman would be an aquatic mammal, I am not sure why it would need a
modified anal fin. Whales and dolphins (etc) don't need a special name
However, I googled gonopodium, and found that it was indeed a very
impressive adaptation for targeting what needs to be targeted.
All the best,