Sea catfish
Signs. Body elongated, laterally compressed, glabrous. The coloration of back, sides of body and all fins, except the ventral, zelenovato-grey, almost black. Dorsal fin very short, is located ahead of…

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Fish of the Black sea
The fish fauna of the Black sea is peculiar. The class of fishes that includes about 20 000 species, is divided into two sharply distinct branches — the cartilaginous and…

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Top 10 most dangerous animals of Ukraine and Crimea
Weeverfish. Considered the most dangerous fish in the Black sea. Injections beware of its poisonous spines on the Gill covers and dorsal fin. The poison is not fatal, but the…

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Sea hare: fish from the Pacific ocean

Description fish-rabbit

Sea hares are most common in the Western Pacific, the Mediterranean and the tropical waters of the Indian ocean. They have a medium size and oval body, flattened laterally, covered with minute inconspicuous scales. The head of the sea hare has a triangular shape and slightly elongated snout with a small mouth at the end. Sea hare is able to defend himself – for this it has sharp rays on the fins with poison glands, injections which cause quite severe pain.

Sea hares can change their color and intensity depending on their condition. Usually the fish-hare can be found in algae and lagoons, where they live among swarms of young fish and fish-surgeons. Most of the day sea hares spend for chewing low-calorie food in the form of algae from coral reefs – so they provide a right amount of nutrients.

Despite the presence of venomous glands, this species is quite popular for human consumption, particularly among island residents, who also sell locally caught sea hares in Korean, Taiwanese and Philippine markets. Continue reading

Sea catfish

Signs. Body elongated, laterally compressed, glabrous. The coloration of back, sides of body and all fins, except the ventral, zelenovato-grey, almost black. Dorsal fin very short, is located ahead of the pelvic fins. Spiny rays of the pectoral fin serrated on the outer edge. Lower jaw longer than upper. Mouth facing up.

Distribution. Big fish, reaching 5 m length and 300 kg weight, inhabiting rivers and lakes of Europe from the Rhine to the East. To the North of the som is to the South of Finland, South to Asia Minor, the Caspian and Aral seas and flowing into their rivers. No catfish in the rivers of Siberia. There is no com also in England, in the Iberian Peninsula, in France, Italy and Western Greece.

Feature. Soma colour variable, usually olive-green, almost black back, white belly, flanks irregularly shaped spots. Small reed form, inhabiting the southern part of the Aral sea, intensive black. Dorsal fin catfish in a tiny, barely noticeable, no fatty fin, but the anal is very long. Continue reading

Andaman sea sharks

Waters of the Andaman sea that washes the Western part of Thailand, is rich in diverse marine life and sharks. Does this mean that bathing is dangerous?

Yes, indeed, in the Andaman sea sharks swim. Moreover, almost all of which is considered a dangerous species great white, reef, and tiger, and black. They often say, how about sharks-cannibals. In the coastal zone are found the Mako shark and blue sharks and hammerhead sharks. There are a few quite harmless to human kinds – nurse sharks and Zebra shark.

However, despite all this, your chances of becoming a victim of the sharks here are very small. Thailand is a fairly safe area, because there is no particular concern about marine predators the rest of the family with children. Shark attack in Thailand — the big rarity. First, sharks don’t swim close to the shore. Secondly, over the last few decades, there were no reported cases of shark attacks on humans in these waters. So to meet a shark in the Andaman sea area is possible only in a saltwater aquarium or specially going to scuba dive in the open sea. Continue reading

Predatory fish Piranhas
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…

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The most unusual inhabitants of the deep sea
Lionfish; In sea and ocean depths, there is a huge number of various creatures that amaze with their sophisticated protective mechanisms, ability to adapt, and, of course, of its kind.…

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