Buying gourmet sole, you can fall into the trap: instead of this tender and tasty fish sellers often slip cheaper Pangasius
Sole or European solea – a fish flatfish family unit of salts. He lives only in marine waters, mainly in tropical and subtropical seas.
Outwardly, this fish is very similar to flounder: it has the same flattened laterally body structure (only more elongated) and both eyes, like flounder, are located on one side. Sole characterized by relatively modest dimensions: its average height is 30 cm. The color of his scales – grayish brown with dark spots on the top and lighter underneath. Since the body of this fish is “dressed” in melkocheshuychaty cover, it is sufficiently stiff to the touch. And because of the similarity of sole with the shoe soles of the people it is called “salt fish” – from the word Sole, which is present in the names of flatfishes.
This inhabitant of the sea belongs to the category of delicious fish. Once upon a time it was only available aristocracy, and nowadays sole worldwide considered synonymous with fine dining. To us it is a treat brought mainly from Vietnam in various forms – frozen, fresh, smoked or salted dried. Vietnamese manufacturers are also made from sea language various canned and semi-finished products. Continue reading
Goliath Tiger fish (lat. Hydrocynus goliath)
Goliath Tiger fish for bloodthirsty slightly inferior piranha. It has a 32 razor-sharp, teeth, and is widely regarded as one of the most terrible and dangerous freshwater fish in the world. It feeds on fish. Because of its power, it can safely swim against the tide. As a result, the weaker fish, which can not overcome the strong stream of water come into her own teeth. Her arms are 32 huge tooth size similarities with the great white shark teeth. There are cases when the fish to attack people and even crocodiles!
Fish react to loud splash of water or a sudden movement. It can also locate their prey by low-frequency vibration. So what of the future victim to hide from her.
Fish Tiger (Hydrocoyon lineatus) belongs to the species of the genus characids piranha lives in freshwater rivers in South America and Africa. Reaches 2-4 kg, but some subspecies (Hydrocoyon goliath) have a weight up to 50 kg. It feeds on fish and unlike the Amazon relative to people not to attack.
Polo saber-toothed fish in the river Cheb (Namibia) attracts anglers from all over the world. Despite the terrible tusks, tiger fish much stronger for the same weight of most freshwater predators because of what draws attention and fishing lovers. Besides
small tiger striped fish that are no heavier than 4 kg, caught in Africa Senegalese subspecies, now he can already pull 15 kg. With this appearance and strength – it is a real monster! Continue reading
Dangerous animals BLACK SEA
Black Sea: it has long drawn people to him. Every year on the “shores of Tauris” rush to hundreds of thousands of vacationers and tourists, absorbed only one purpose: to quickly plunge into the gentle waves of the Black Sea affable. But unfortunately, not all the guests of our peninsula, and some Crimeans know that the sea is not always hospitable and affectionate. Often, careless bather in the water could pose trouble, not only related to dangerous storm surges, pitfalls, great depths, but also with some representatives of marine fauna.
Very often, a few meters from the shore, the fishermen on the hook catches scary-looking, brown-brown, 10 – 20 cm long fish. All of her head, with large dull eyes, covered with thorns and spines, and spotted back crowns a prickly fin. This famous seaside ruff or scorpion fish. He lives usually on rocky ground, scoring under large rocks and in crevices of the rocks, where waiting for prey – a small fish. Take up the ruff is unsafe, as the spinal cord and its poisonous spines gill, which brings about a shot, though short-lived, but quite painful.
Sometimes on a deserted shallow water with a sandy bottom, you can find a large (up to six meters) fish, having flattened, rhomboid
shaped body, ending a long thin tail. It stingrays or sea cat. At the end of his tail bone spike is white with lots of small nicks on the edges blurry poisonous slime. If you accidentally step on peacefully in the water lying on the sand slope, he can hit the hapless swimmer up your spine than the causes ragged, long non-healing wounds. The victim feels a lot of pain, and then may start vomiting, heart palpitations, muscle paralysis, and sometimes death. Of interest is one of the first literary mention of stingrays off the coast of the Crimea, represented by well-known traveler AP Sumarokov and referring to the 1803 “: From the notes of marine animals sea worthy males armed with tail three inches on either side of the island of small and cunning piloyu, which they are approaching people to cause them deep wounds to the bone, causing several soldiers came recently retired mutilated. “. Continue reading