Monday, 23 January 2017
Saturday, 14 January 2017
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Another amazing fish- Sinocyclocheilus microphthalmus. Rumor has it, that this is the largest cave dwelling fish in the world. Is true? I don't know. I suppose there is some other giant cave monster fish somewhere that we have not seen. It's a cave fish from China in a Cyprinidae family. It has also been referred to as Small Eye Golden-line Fish. The fish clearly exhibits every sign of troglomorphism. Troglomorphism usually presents in reduction or loss of eyes, pigmentation, scales or swimbladder. China has the highest number of cave fish in the world. About 48 troglobite species out of a total of 101 cave fish. All fishes from the genus Sinocyclocheilus have humps and horns, function of which is till unknown.
Thursday, 5 January 2017
I fly to Kiev for the holidays and of course, I had to take some more photos of the the local supermarket fish. These are the usual suspects: farmed carp, sturgeon, and rainbow trout. You see these 3 species the most. However, I have also seen other live fish in there: wild goldfish (crussian carp), asian carp, channel catfish, live European crayfish (Astacus astacus), live Northern Pike (Esox lucius), and even small European Wels Catfish (Silurus glanis)