Sea dragon — Trachinus draco
Dragon, Scorpid, dragon (no.)
Sea dragon – Trachinus draco
Sea dragon is the only representative of the family of the Drakensberg (Trachinidae) in the Black sea. Characterized by low elongated body covered with dense small scales. On the head of a sea dragon there are several spikes, the largest of them is located on the operculum and sent back. The first of two dorsal fins with a black spot, short, and consists of 6-7 spiny rays. The body color is gray or yellow with oblique bands on flanks, fins greenish, the tail on the falling edge of almost black. In the Black sea dragon lives everywhere known cases of arrest in the Kerch Strait. In the coastal zone of the Crimea the sea dragon is most common from may to November at depths up to 20 m, deeper in winter is kept. Continue reading
Catfish — fish–giant. It is the largest predator that lives in fresh water. Belongs to the family somovyh. Representatives of this family are peculiar to the clumsy, highly elongated, spindle-shaped body, naked or covered with bony plates. The head is relatively large, tapered. Mouth wide, with numerous small teeth having the shape of a cone.
To this family belongs more than 550 species that live in fresh waters. Most likes deep standing water and is muddy. Catfish hunt, lying on the bottom motionless waiting for prey.
In reservoirs of Russia, the spread of ordinary som. It sometimes reaches a length of 3 m, weight 300 kg. Scientists believe that these giants are about 80-100 years, but most caught catfish weighing 10-20 kg. Their body is covered with a thick layer of mucus, the skin is dark with a greenish tint. Continue reading
These prickly predators lurk among the rocks, under the seaweed, and, like all bottom fish, change color to the color of their environment, can quickly lighten or darken depending on light conditions. Hide the Scorpion and numerous outgrowths, spikes and leathery tentacles that transforms her into one of the stones is covered with marine vegetation. Therefore, it is difficult to notice, and she relies on his “invisible” presence that floats (or rather, flies away like a bullet from a gun!) only if you approach it closely. Sometimes you can even touch – but this is exactly what not to do – that’s enough! Interesting, lying on the surface of the water and breathing through a tube, watch the Scorpion fish hunting…
The wounds from the spikes Scorpion fish cause burning pain, the injections is red and swollen, then malaise, fever, and your stay is for a day or two interrupted. If you have suffered from thorns ruff – contact your doctor. Wounds should be treated, as ordinary scratches. Continue reading