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
Until tempers cool about sharks Bay Sharm El Sheikh, I would like to remind that there in the Red sea is not less dangerous inhabitants. Will tell you about some of them:
Jerzy. If the people of Japan it is a real delicacy, it is possible for tourists on the Red sea, thanks to their sharp needles, the trouble is a real one. In shallow water there is a big risk to step on them. So always watch your step, if the bottom is not sandy. Sea urchins inhabit the coastal waters, often settling there in the cavities of the rocks. Reach a length of 35 centimeters (depending on the species).
If You stepped on a hedgehog, the first thing you need to remove the needle from the body. Doctors advise to clean the wound with hot water or drop into her injured body. Then clean the wound with warm water and soap and apply an anesthetic ointment. The prick hedgehogs in extreme cases lead to paralysis or even death. Continue reading
Typical representatives of the nekton is the herring. It is well known that this fish has great commercial value. Until comparatively recently, it was promyshlyali in such large quantities that its price was very low, despite excellent taste and nutritional quality. In recent years, due to the sharp increase of the fishing fleet and introduction of intensive methods of production occurred overfishing. The number of herring in the oceans have decreased dramatically.
If in the future the intensity of the herring fishery will increase or even remain at current levels in the coming years, this valuable food fish will become a Museum rarity. Reduction of stocks of herring and concerned consumers and fishermen, but the first sounded the alarm scientists.
The appearance of the herring is well known to everyone, but it is unlikely that the layman can easily distinguish one kind of herring from another: the difference between them for the untrained eye to be insignificant. Species differences are not only in the details of the structure and the size of the fish, much deeper than they differ from each other in biology, numbers, distribution. Therefore, the fishery for mackerel fishes should be strictly subordinated to scientific data, to each type needs special approach. Continue reading