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
Ordinary som is one of the largest freshwater fish. Inhabits Europe in the basins of the Caspian, Black, Azov and Aral seas, and here in the basin waters of the Arctic ocean soma will not meet.
Catfish live in well-heated by the sun water bodies with slow current. Gray-brown with greenish stains a powerful the body may reach 4 meter length, the weight comes to 360 kg.
The catfish belly is light gray or white. In General, the color depends on the environment an ordinary catfish, and can be from yellow-gray to dark gray and even almost black.
The naked body of a common catfish thickly covered with mucus. He has a large head, broad and rounded snout with a huge mouth in which small and very sharp teeth. Eyes are small, like tiny beads. Upper jaw shorter than lower jaw. Continue reading