This species belongs to the family of Armored catfish, Callichthyidae or Kalligrafie This family is included in the squad SOMO-shaped (Siluriformes). Members of the family — small fish that live in the waters of southern
The distinguishing characteristic of this family of two rows careerealism bone plates on the sides of the body. Records act as a kind of carapace – which is a good kind of protection from enemies, predators.
Around small mouth armored catfishes placed three pairs of small antennae. Do aquarium catfish swimming bladder is arranged difficult, it also fulfils partly the function of the lungs. Because of this fish from time to time rise in the aquarium to the water surface and take a breath.
Aquarium fish catfish
Homeland — South America (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay). Continue reading
No one doubts that the Mediterranean sea is one of the most beautiful seas of our planet! Anyone who has ever been lucky enough to see the fabulous beauty of this unique on the Ground water basin, will never forget it. However, according to leading environmental experts, the Mediterranean sea faces a real environmental disaster.
The fact is that for more than a decade a group of environmental scientists from 80 countries were engaged in a thorough study of the flora and fauna of the world ocean. This study claims the title of one of the most detailed and objective in the world. The results of the study the Mediterranean sea is becoming less suitable for life of its inhabitants. Moreover, in comparison with other seas and oceans of our planet, the situation in the Mediterranean is the most critical. These studies were recently published in the open scientific journal PLoS ONE (The Public Library of Science Public library of science). Continue reading