Katran – black (Squalus acanthias ponticus)
Reaches a body length of 2 m (usually 1.5 m). Found only in the Black sea waters to depths of 60 m.
Attention. All kinds of old-fashioned recourses are at the base of the dorsal fin spines small venom glands. When you shot the venom and mucus enter the blood stream and cause local poisoning, often accompanied by severe pain and inflammation.
The naked body is olive-brown above and whitish below. Leads benthic lifestyle, often buries itself in mud and sand. The predator, eats fish. Viviparous species. Body length is more than 1.8 m, weight about 20 kg. In our waters common in coastal areas of the Black and the southern part of the Azov sea common to the coast of Europe to England. The stingrays are very dangerous in water and outside of it (caught the bait, etc.) because they can cause serious injury to the poisoned needle. Known cases ended disability and even death of victims. Continue reading
Fishermen in the Arkhangelsk region took out a strange catch in the area of ferry crossing Bereznik and aspen: they pulled from the water an unusual fish with the head of a turtle and fossilized scales.
According to the newspaper “Dinovite”, the fish has a head like a Brontosaurus, and also a large barbed needles and petrified of the scales. Its mouth looks like a suction Cup, similar to the mouth of sturgeon. The fishermen studied the various pictures on the Internet, but found no mention of such unusual instances. However, similar features are observed in fish such as sea hare and monkfish.
Later, the fish was identified, it became clear that this brocade pterygoplichthys, or armored catfish. He eats algae, and it plant aquarists. The habitat of this catfish – the water of the Amazon and Orinoco.
Recently anglers and ichthyologists meet more and more exotic species in the rivers of the middle zone of our country. In 2012, about catching the same armored catfish reported in the press Penza: Continue reading
Tetrapturus audax (Latin), Striped Marlin (eng), Red marlin (Japan)
Distributed in tropical and warm temperate waters of Indian and Pacific oceans.
Striped Marlin is pelagic fish and performs seasonal migrations, moving toward the equator in the cold season and back in the warm season.
A distinctive feature of the striped Marlin is the high dorsal fin equal to the height of the fish’s body. The pectoral fins are easy to fold up and pressed close. The body is strongly flattened laterally.
Back striped Marlin silvery-blue, sides silvery with a blue tint, and white belly. On the sides of the horizontal blue stripes, which persist after the death of the fish that distinguishes a striped Marlin from his fellow species. Continue reading