Goldfish.
Pigmentation and iridescence. The protective scales of a goldfish forms the outer covering of the body called the epidermis. Under it is a layer known as the dermis and beneath…

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Most deep-sea animal?
B>the Most famous of deep-sea fish is the angler. These inhabitants are not the fastest swimmers. Despite all this, the oceans remain the greatest mystery. Here are examples of the…

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Mississippi giant alligator Gar (finding of the Gar atractosteus spatula)
Mississippi giant alligator Gar is one of seven living representatives of the family pancernych who are descendants of the primitive bony fish from the Mesozoic. Practically unchanged, this fish lives…

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Blue (blue) Marlin.

The habitat of the Blue Marlin – tropical waters of the Atlantic and the Pacific and in the Indian ocean in the vicinity of Ceylon, Mauritius and the East coast of Africa. Seasonal concentrations of Blue Marlin observed in the southwestern part of the Atlantic ocean from January to April in the North-West Atlantic from June to October, in the Equatorial Pacific ocean in April and November, in the Western and Central North Pacific from may to October,and in the Indian ocean from April to October.
Blue Marlin can be found both near the shore and thousands of miles away from him.

Blue Marlin is superior to the Black. It is believed that the maximum weight it can priblijaetsa to the ton, although the only documented instances of up to 726 kg. The body length of Blue Marlin up to 5 metres. But medium-sized individuals which are coming across on a fishing trip, usually smaller than Black Marlins and their weight is 100-150 kg.
Distinctive features of Blue Marlin are the pectoral fins, which are freely pressed against the body of the fish, and the dorsal fin is high and pointed (not rounded). Back black, sides and belly silvery-white. Sometimes on the sides there are horizontal stripes, which disappear after the death of the fish. Spots on fins absent. Continue reading

Luciferia wrasse (Acantholabrus palloni)

Luciferia wrasse is the only representative of the genus Acantholabrus family of wrasses. In the hands of a human, this fish is rarely, however, does not say anything about its rarity, but rather testifies to the secretive way of life. The first species was described in detail in the ordered coursework in 1810, Risso scientists.

Luciferia wrasse inhabits only the North-East Atlantic. Its range extends from the southern coast of Norway, and then along the entire Western coast of Europe and Africa, up to the Canary Islands.

Typical habitat for the ray-finned wrasse are rocky bottom at depths from 18 to 60 meters, although there are cases when he was met at a depth of 250 meters. Fragments of rock and natural clefts give the wrasse a chance to hide from enemies and prying eyes.Luciferia wrasse Continue reading

Dangerous dwellers of the Mediterranean sea

In the Mediterranean there are 593 species of fish, of them in Israeli waters, home to 291 species (mackerel, herring, mullet, tuna, dolphinfish, palamidi, horse mackerel and many others). The Mediterranean coast of Israel encountered 4 species of flying fish. Many fish in the Mediterranean are of commercial importance.

In the waters of the sea found 47 species of sharks, some of them reach a decent size; a six-gilled shark is up to 5 m in length (hardly should be wary of them, because for the last 100 years in the Mediterranean recorded only two deaths from shark teeth). There are also rays (for example, mosaic Stingray, sea cat, etc.), as well as Mediterranean Moray, reaching a four-foot length.

In the Mediterranean you can meet 4 species of Barracuda or sea pike. Interestingly, about twenty new species appeared in the Mediterranean sea after it was combined with the Red through the Suez canal; two species of barracudas also came from the red sea. Barracuda is a predatory fish that has sometimes 2 meters in length, but for humans they are not dangerous. Continue reading

Goldfish.
Pigmentation and iridescence. The protective scales of a goldfish forms the outer covering of the body called the epidermis. Under it is a layer known as the dermis and beneath…

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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…

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