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
GLASS CATFISH (Indian glass catfish, Kryptopterus bicirrhis; Cuvier et Valenciennes) — in length reaches 10 cm Its second name — som-Ghost — fish received for the transparency of his body. Visible skeleton and all internal organs. Body strongly elongate and flattened laterally. The dorsal fin is extremely small and is located immediately behind the head; below the head is deeply cut almost to the caudal fin extends continuously oscillating, crystal clear anal fin. In the reflected light of the fish glisten all colors of the rainbow, at the same time, remaining so transparent that through them are visible for the fish items.
In addition to transparency, the glass catfish is distinguished by a long anal fin, a pair of long antennae on the upper jaw, small dorsal fin (from one beam) and the position of the head body to the surface.
Glass catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis Cuvier u. Valenciennes) lives in South-East Asia, the Great Sunda Islands, Java, Sumatra and Borneo. Continue reading
Why is the sea red? The etymology of the name “Red sea” to the end is still not clear. The most common opinion is the presence of water reddish-brown color. This color to it is given in the season of its flowering is a specific type of algae. The ancient Egyptians because of the unusual color of the stones was called the red Land of the desert, bordering the sea. An extraordinary spectacle, when her reflection in the water, changes its color to coral.
Where is Red sea? It is located between the Arabian Peninsula and Africa and is an inland sea of the Indian ocean. The red sea washes the shores of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Israel, Jordan, Eritrea, Djibouti, Sudan and Egypt.
From the underground of divergence of two tectonic plates, more than 20 million years ago, there was a deepening. This depression is called a rift valley. Continue reading