The world of fish
The oldest living fish — latimeria
Coelacanth, or latimeria, is the only representative of the lobe-finned fishes. She was believed to have become extinct about 70 million years ago.
The project “coelacanth”
Latimeria: three-dimensional computer model
The largest fish — whale and basking sharks
Sharks are extremely diverse. There are sharks, the dwarf, slightly longer than the pencil. They weigh about 200g And there are sharks-the giants — they are the largest among all the fishes living on the Earth.
The largest freshwater fish of the new world — arapaima
Family arapinovich one, but very impressive view of giant Mirakuru, Peitsch, or arapaima (Arapaima gigas), living in the mainstream of the Amazon and in the basins of the rivers of Guiana.
In the old world, too, there are fish-giants
The most dangerous freshwater fish is the piranha
These fish have long had a bad reputation. They are thirsty for blood, their appetite is insatiable; a flock of piranhas ready to nibble, a whole carcass of the pig or sheep, deftly tearing off meat from bones.
The truth in the middle
The smallest fish photocorynus spiniceps
In recent years, two groups of ichthyologists Australian and American and British — independently from each other announced they have found the smallest fish in the world.
Most of glubokovodnye — abyssobrotula and pseudoliparis
Today in deep-sea trenches found only 7 species of fish: three types osebnih and four species of sea saliva.
The most famous of deep-sea fish — the angler
Blind deep-sea fish
Fish that can’t swim
Fishing rods there is only the females
When the male is ten times smaller than female and merges with it
The ability to self-replication
The spawning of deep-sea fish
Hunting by means of a vacuum
The terrible teeth of the underwater world
Monkfish swallowing whole
As mitten, stretched to the prey
New discoveries of deep-sea fish
When lifting deep-sea fish
The most powerful discharge — the electric eel
The family contains only one genus with a single species is the electric eel (Electrophorus electricus).
The largest gastropod molluscs — giant tridacna The oldest living fish — latimeria