Kalamat – fish-snake
Kalamat Calabar (Calamoichthys calabaricus), or the fish-snake . – being remarkable. This fish originally from Africa (Nigeria, Cameroon) belongs to the family mnogomernyh and is one of the oldest extant fish species.
The body of Kalamita indeed reminds a serpent – strongly elongated and covered with rhomboid scales. Flattened triangular head with a large mouth equipped with teeth, completes the resemblance. Closer to the tail are from 5 to 18 dorsal spines. Pelvic fins are absent or shifted in the posterior half of the body, thus reinforcing “sleevenote” appearance of the fish body Color – from almost yellow to greenish-olive. In aquariums erpetoichthys calabaricus grow up to 40 cm long, in nature – as much as 90. These fish live 8-10 years. Continue reading
The largest animal
The largest living creature in the world blue, he’s blue, kit. It can reach a length of 33 meters, and weight — 150 tons. In 1947 in the Antarctic waters was caught a female blue whale weighing 190 tonnes. The average size of this species is also impressive: 100-120 tons weight and 22-24 meters in length. Blue whales feed on plankton.
The largest predator
The sperm whale is the largest predator on the planet. The length of the large sperm whales-the males can reach 20 meters and weighs 70 tons. In 1950 about the Kuril Islands was captured sperm whale, whose length was 20.7 meters. Females are smaller, they can grow up to 13 meters length and 30 tons weight. In the diet of sperm whales includes squid, octopus and fish. Continue reading