Hairtail Fish

Largehead Hairtail Fish

Largehead Hairtail Fish The largehead hairtail (also beltfish, Trichiurus lepturus) is a member of the cutlassfish family, Trichiuridae. It is a long, slender fish found throughout the tropical and temperate oceans of the world. The Atlantic, East Pacific and Northwest Pacific populations are also known as Atlantic cutlassfish, Pacific cutlassfish and Japanese cutlassfish, respectively. Largehead […]

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Catfish

Catfish (or catfishes; order Siluriformes or Nematognathi) are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. Named for their prominent barbels, which resemble a cat’s whiskers, catfish range in size and behavior from the three largest species, the Mekong giant catfish from Southeast Asia, the wels catfish of Eurasia and the Piraíba of South America, to detritivores […]

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Common Swift flies for 10 months on end without ever landing

MIAMI: A small, dark-feathered bird known as the common swift flies for 10 months on end without ever landing, the longest time spent aloft of any known bird, scientists said Thursday.   The findings in the US journal Current Biology confirmed a 46-year-old hypothesis, first offered by British researcher Ron Lockley, that these birds spend […]

The Giant Isopod

The Giant Isopod

The Giant isopods are found in most oceans of the world. The Giant Isopod is the largest member of the isopod family, a group of crustaceans closely related to shrimps and crabs.   It is carnivorous and is a valuable scavenger, eating from the deep sea floor whatever falls from above, including  bodies of whales, fish, […]