Along with the gulf saratoga (S. jardinii), the saratoga is also known as the Australian arowana (mainly by non-Australian aquarists) and barramundi, although the latter name is nowadays reserved in Australia for the unrelated Lates calcarifer.
This species is found in turbid waters and has a more restricted distribution than the other Scleropages native to Australia, Scleropages jardinii.
Like all Scleropages, S. leichardti is a long-bodied fish with large scales, large pectoral fins, and small paired barbels on its lower jaw. Each scale on its dark colored body has a red or pink spot; this feature distinguishes it from S. jardinii, which has several reddish spots on each scale in a crescent shape. S. leichardti is a slimmer fish than other Scleropages; a 90cm (35 in.) fish was weighed at only 4kg (8.8lbs.), compared to 17.2kg (38lb.) for a S. jardinii of similar length. The depth of its body is 23-25% of its Standard Length, and it has fewer fin rays than S. jardinii. It is a popular aquarium fish, although it will eat other fish, shrimp, yabbies etc., that are in the tank.
According to the 2010 census, Saratoga has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 254 people, 102 households, and 66 families residing in the town. The population density was 940.7 inhabitants per square mile (363.2/km2). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 459.3 per square mile (177.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.8% White, 0.8% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
There were 102 households of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.14.
Throughout Spanish America and the Spanish East Indies, the plaza mayor of each center of administration held three closely related institutions: the cathedral, the cabildo or administrative center, which might be incorporated in a wing of a governor's palace, and the audiencia or law court. The plaza might be large enough to serve as a military parade ground. At times of crisis or fiesta, it was the space where a large crowd might gather. Like the Italian piazza, the plaza remains a center of community life that is only equaled by the market-place.
Most colonial cities in Spanish America and the Philippines were planned around a square plaza de armas, where troops could be mustered, as the name implies, surrounded by the governor's palace and the main church. A plaza de toros is a bullring.
In modern usage, a plaza can be any gathering place on a street or between buildings, a street intersection with a statue, etc. Today's metropolitan landscapes often incorporate the "plaza" as a design element, or as an outcome of zoning regulations, building budgetary constraints, and the like. Sociologist William H. Whyte conducted an extensive study of plazas in New York City: his study humanized the way modern urban plazas are conceptualized, and helped usher in significant design changes in the making of plazas.
BURNT HILLS -- A new Stewart's store will soon stand where the recently demolished Burnt HillsPlaza stood ... It will replace a Stewart's location at 710 SaratogaRoad, according to Stewart's Shops spokeswoman Erica Komoroske. The strip mall in the old plaza was demolished late last week....
Loguidice said the cost of decisions by the Empire StatePlaza and other venues, including SaratogaRace Course, to ban the food truck outweighed any free advertising garnered from the legal battle; the business was forced to launch a catering business in response....
Though we were bidding au revoir to the turbulent 1960s, burgeoning commercial and retail development in and around the City of Firsts was off the charts ... Bring in the earth movers, trucks, and pavers. Let’s build Regency Plaza on SaratogaDrive just east of 31 on Markland ... Had to maintain that Jill St ... Kinney TransitInc., moving and storage experts, set up shop at what was the northernmost reach of Regency PlazaShopping Center in ‘69....
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> City police said officers arrested a mother and her son Feb. 20 on outstanding warrants. Kathleen M. Callanan, 56 of Saratoga Springs, stole a purse from a car parked in the shopping plaza on Ballston Avenue in early December, police said. In the days following the theft, numerous fraudulent checks were cashed from the victim's stolen checkbook both inside and outside of Saratoga Springs, police said ... ....