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
Our nature is amazing and unpredictable. And sometimes her creations are so surprise that serious doubts arise as to the Earthly nature of their origin.
Whether it’s the Condor horrible or terrifying monsters from the ocean floor, they cause the interest of their being different from those animals to which we are accustomed.
First on the list of the most unusual animals is the grey monkey(called snub-nosed monkey). These monkeys live in Asia and southern China, and are also found in Myanmar and Vietnam. Very rare species, is under threat of total destruction, as it is hunted for local residents. An interesting feature of this monkey is considered to be the fact that during rain, this monkey sneezes constantly because of falling water in the nostrils.
The Shoe bill or Royal egret (Shoebill)
This looks like a stork, the bird has a funny beak that resembles a smile. This is a very large bird, the height of 1.2 meters. A characteristic feature of this bird that distinguishes it from all others is the location of the eye in front of the head, which gives her the opportunity to see the space. Continue reading
There are about 1200 species of catfishes that are divided into 31 families and 150 genera. Typical external characteristics, distribution, conditions of keeping and feeding of catfish, will be discussed in the article.
Under the name “catfish” joins more than 1200 species of whiskered fish that is distributed into 31 families and 150 genera. Most of them are found in freshwater reservoirs 5 continents, and only 1% of their number are marine inhabitants. Only in the rivers and lakes of South America is home to about 1000 species of catfish.
Representatives of catfishes are very similar in body structure with Cypriniformes. The body of aquarium fish catfish often covered with bony plates, or protected by spikes. However, aquarium fish catfish no scales present, their body is considered naked. Around the mouth there are several pairs of whiskers. Continue reading