Catfish has a long body with rounded front, compressed laterally, and with a rear-naked with a large number of mucous glands and soft skin. Large fish head compressed, the eyes are small and close to the occipital part.
The catfish has a big mouth. the lower jaw exceeds the upper in length and slightly curled up. On the jaws there is a huge amount metkovich teeth. Is a pair of long whiskers on the upper lip, two pairs of short – on the chin.
Body colour black catfish on your back turns into dirty white on the belly. There is a small feature, the slower the flow in the habitat of the fish, the darker its color.
Another characteristic feature of the soma can be called the dorsal fin. It is very short and rather strongly shifted to the head. In most reservoirs the size of the fish up to five feet in length with a weight up to fifty pounds.
The soma area in Russia serve as basins of the Neva (Ladoga, Ilmenite and lake Onega), Kuban, Dnieper, Terek, don, Ural and Volga. This fish cannot be found in Levitanovskoy the pool and in the upper reaches of the rivers. Continue reading
The archipelago of Raja Ampat in West Papua – the heart of the “coral triangle”, the epicenter of the coral growth in the oceans. It is from these places the majority of coral species of the planet, ocean currents carry their eggs throughout the Pacific Ocean, creating new coral populations in tropical waters with suitable conditions. 75% percent of the total number of coral species on the planet occur here. It is not surprising that the underwater gardens of Raja Ampat is perhaps best seen in my diving career. Their preservation in their original form contributes to the lack of advanced civilization in the nearby regions of West Papua still is home to some of the most traditional cultures, the activity of which does not cause much harm to the environment. The tropical waters of Raja Ampat support the greatest species diversity in the oceans – more than 4,000 species of fish and marine animals, including unique species of macro-world and the largest fish on the planet – whale sharks (meet with which here, however, is very difficult). To reach the archipelago you can Continue reading
GIANT MORAY (Gymnothorax javanicus)got its name deservedly. Among all members of the family marinovich she has the largest size, growing in length to 2.5-3 meters and reaching a weight of 30-35 kg.
Giant Moray eel
The habitat of giant eels is tropical and temperate waters of Indian and Pacific oceans and the Red and the Yellow sea. Open water predator eschews, most of his life conducting in the shelter. This can be coral reefs and rocky ocean floor and wall, full of cracks, caves and grottoes.
Snake-like, laterally compressed, the body of a predator, which easily penetrates into these natural shelters. Usually remain outside of the cave head, always with his mouth slightly open, and the front part of the body. Continue reading