The red sea is one of the most interesting seas in the world, because it is the warmest. The sea temperature never goes below fifteen degrees, so there are many animals – fish, animals, coral – about 200 thousand species. The diversity of wildlife that it is sometimes difficult to meet similar fish. They are all colorful and different.
I grew up in latitudes where the fish are very afraid of humans. Impossible to swim close to the fish, to examine her.
Here it’s different. Predators enough, the fish should be scared, but swimming in the sea is like swimming in a large aquarium – all fish languidly visiting diver from all sides, and slowly float their business, absolutely not afraid of the diver. I was very impressed, even more this fact surprises the children for whom multi-colored fish – like toys from a toy store. A lot of them, they swim around in flocks, coral fish and may even attack small pinch, if you sailed to the territory which they consider their own.
But for all the beauty here is very dangerous. The main rule – not to bother with excessive attention and especially not to try something to touch – poisonous creatures, fish with the sharpest teeth, suffer from them “if desired” will not be easy. Continue reading
Body soma is elongated, in front rounded, posterior – laterally flattened, without scales, with soft skin, mucus secreting. Eyes small, located closer to the head. Snout broad, flattened, rounded. There are front and rear nostrils, separated from each other. Mouth wide, lower jaw slightly curled up, as slightly longer than the upper. Teeth soma and resemble brushes are in the sky and jaws. On the upper lip of the fish grows 2 large moustache, extending to end of pectoral fin. Chin soma there are 2 pairs of short whiskers, with whiskers in front three times shorter than the back. The body is very dark on the back, on the sides dark green with spots on the belly light. It is interesting that in large bodies of flowing water, the color is lighter catfish, in ponds with muddy stagnant water is almost black. The fin on the back short, close to head, is over the pectoral fins. Anal fin rather narrow, but long, connected to a rounded tail. In the pectoral fins of the outer beam is converted into a prickle, sometimes with a notch.
Som is growing rapidly, particularly in the southern river deltas. To 1 year in the Delta of the rivers Volga and Ural catfish reaches a length of up to 45 cm and weigh up to 600 grams, to 10 years — 125 cm and 18 kg, respectively. Continue reading