MARBLED ELECTRIC ray (Torpedo marmorata), or marble torpedo is the best known representative of a numerous family glusovich. In length this fish rarely reaches 1.5 meters, the width grows more than one meter, weighs 25-30 pounds. About the same weigh in the largest fish of the pike, and here you can watch online catch pike. The upper part of the disc-shaped body of this type of rays has a uniform brown or brownish-white color, which allows them to camouflage themselves on the ocean floor.
Electric ray torpedo
Marble is the most common Stingray in the shallow waters East Atlantic and the Mediterranean sea. In his daily life he constantly uses the electric current produced in the organs located between the head and pectoral fins.
It’s kind of a battery consisting of a plurality of individual hexagonal columns filled with jellylike substance. Continue reading
Powerful, swift, and deadly rulers of the seas – sharks – can cause conflicting emotions, people.
Primal fear, and sometimes disgust in an incredible way combined with admiration and a desire to learn, understand and… to get acquainted with the graceful and unpredictable of predators.
How ironic that a death threat stirs our interest and stirs the imagination, forcing to closely monitor the movements of sharks, at each moment trying to predict her behavior. Apparently, this “unhealthy” interest was inherited from distant ancestors, whose lives depended on careful observation of a dangerous predator, from studying his habits and habits.
But not only ancient instincts prompt the person to study this wonderful work of nature. The shark is a unique example of sustainability. Continue reading
Piranha — all species of freshwater fish of the family of tetras that live in the rivers and reservoirs of South America. The word “piranha” has its roots from the language of the Tupi Indians, it comes from the words “Pira” (fish) and “the wounded” (saw). ( 11 photos )
1. Long piranha reaches 80 cm, and its weight can reach 1 kg. piranha is Generally a pretty big fish, olive-silvery with purple or red tint. On the edge of the caudal fin has a sharp black border.
2. Young piranha silvery color, sides with black spots, ventral and anal fins are reddish or yellowish. Piranhas have very powerful jaws and very sharp teeth, such a structure allows the piranhas to come out of the production of large pieces of meat. Of course we all know that piranha representative of the family of predatory fish. Continue reading