The Number – Cypriniformes
Family – Priniv
The genus/Species – Serrasalmus nattereri
Length: average 20 cm, in some species up to 50 cm.
Mass rarely exceeding 1.5 kg.
Caviar: a few thousand eggs.
The incubation period is 10-15 days, depending on water temperature.
Habits: constant float huge flocks.
Food: primarily fish; attack mammals, floating or come to the waterhole, and birds.
18 known species of piranhas, 4 of which are dangerous to humans, although fatal cases have been identified. Continue reading
In the Atlantic ocean, the Black sea and off the coast of India dwells amazing and a bit scary fish monkfish .With it is associated a very curious phenomenon. For a long time researchers could not understand why all the water harvested from fish of this species are invariably females. As they multiplied.
Only after the beginning of the heavy deep-sea studies have found out that monkfish has developed a unique mechanism of reproduction. It turned out that the male and female fish monkfish differ in size a thousand times. The female is a large part of his life spent in the coastal zone and can grow up to two meters long, and the male also reaches only a few centimeters and lives at great depths, where is the justice in this world = ( . This was established when he was discovered living at depths of more than two hundred meters tiny fish acerated. Caught deep-sea dredges of acaracide were always males. Only after painstaking research revealed that acerated is (many readers probably already guessed it) a male sea devil, and not a separate species or a subspecies.
To find such a small male helped another feature of the sea devil — the annual migration of huge females on the depth taken by them for the purpose of procreation. Continue reading
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