Sharks (lat. Selachimorpha) is a superorder of cartilaginous fish comprising eight teams, twenty families and about 350 species. Members of the superorder widely distributed in all seas and oceans, there are also freshwater sharks. Most species belong to the so-called real predators, some species, particularly whale, and giant deep-sea sharks, eat plankton.
For many millions of years before the planet appeared the first man, ruler of the prehistoric seas was a shark. The power of evolution sowed on Earth, countless forms of life that could not stand the severe tests and disappeared one after another, as the shark continued to exist. One prehistoric era is succeeded by another, have any amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals – the shark continued to exist. Pterodactyls – the winged reptile for millions of years plied the skies, disappeared from the face of the Earth. Dinosaurs-Triceratops, Brontosaurus, allosaurus and many other “saurus”, it is important chestvovali on our planet died out, leaving no trace. As the shark continued to exist.
About 20 million years ago in the sea scoured a huge Stingray, weighing over 100 pounds, and more than 25 different species of sharks, including sharks, reaching 36 meters in length. The length of these monstrous sharks was Opredelenie their huge teeth. Some of the teeth found in California, weighing 340 grams each and reach 15 centimeters in length, and seven – and ten teeth are quite common. They are triangular in shape and closer to the teeth of modern great white sharks that do not exceed 5-6 inches now with a body length of shark of 12 meters (maximum length). These teeth belonged to the ancestor of the modern great white shark the carcharodon, in huge quantities inhabited the seas. When they were first found in the seventeenth-century scientists, naturalists believed that this fossil bird tongues or teeth of serpents. They could not imagine that this shark’s teeth, and ascribed them to the mythical animal. Continue reading
The red sea is a unique tropical sea with a variety in beauty and in number the representatives of the underwater world. Its distinguishing feature is that it is located closest to Europe. It is not surprising that in the ports of international tourist centers of Egypt very often you can find comfortable yachts from Germany, Italy, UK, Malta, France, and other countries.
In the waters of the red sea there are over 1250 species of mammals, marine fish, corals, and other inhabitants of sea fauna.
The great Russian artist Bilibin, during his travels through the Red sea, called it “shark soup”.
Red sea, unlike other seas of the world ocean, has practically the same warm water temperature both on the surface and in depth. In the area of the Sudan at a depth of 2870 m recorded water temperature +50° C – that is truly “shark soup”.
Consider the main representatives of the red sea, which you are likely to meet. floating with a mask and snorkel, or diving on the diving:
Lionfish is a genus of marine fish squad skorpenoobraznyh. Got the name because of the numerous ray-like plumage in which there are poisonous glands. The poison in these glands is stored for a long time, even after the death of the fish.
Lionfish are a relaxed lifestyle, come out to hunt at dusk. Live in corals, caves and shallow water. Inadaptats on the hook.
Fish-urchin — sea fish living in Red sea, Indian and Pacific oceans. Named because of the presence of large numbers of spines and spikes. I live near the bottom at depths up to 150 m. fish Meat is considered poisonous. Continue reading
Reproduction and spawning
Reproductive behavior of tropical marine fishes is poorly documented because only a few species breed in captivity. However, some – such as clowns, gobies and seahorses to breed relatively simple. Others, like coral fish may spawn in the aquarium but the fry are so immature that they are very difficult to grow.
To ensure availability in the aquarium at least one opposite-sex pairs marine fish breeding is almost impossible, because in most species males and females are externally indistinguishable just. However, if you keep the fish in the pack, their behavior will help you to determine the sex charges. If two identical fish fight is most likely male contesting territorial rights. If two fish are related to each other friendly, it can be compatible in a female and male. Unusual swimming movements or postures may not be indicative of flirting – so, in your aquarium just got a couple. In the mating season sometimes appear insignificant physical differences: the female has, of course, the belly is inflated from the calves. Males often intensifies the color, and the picture loses clarity. Some species are able to change their gender, what does not prevent, but rather contributes to the search for a pair for spawning. For example, all multiclone – males, but if you have a small group (two individuals), the dominant fish will become the female and will mate with the nearest dominant male. Kood I-frames and some coral sex change occurs in the opposite direction: the dominant individual in a purely female group turns into a male. Continue reading