Sunday, 30 March 2014

X-ray Tetra

Pristella maxillaris, the only species in the genus Pristella, is commonly known as the golden pristella tetra or X-ray tetra because of its highly transparent body. It is a widely distributed and adaptable fish, being found in the Amazon and Orinoco basins, as well as coastal rivers in the Guianas in both acidic and alkaline waters. Unlike most other characins, it is tolerant of (and sometimes found in) slightly brackish water.

X-ray tetra
X-ray Tetra - Photo source link
X-ray Tetra - Photo source link
X-ray Tetra - Photo source link
X-ray Tetra - Photo source link
X-ray Tetra - Photo source link

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Lake trout

Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) is a freshwater char living mainly in lakes in northern North America. Other names for it include mackinaw, lake char (or charr), touladi, togue, and grey trout. In Lake Superior, it can also be variously known as siscowet, paperbelly and lean. The lake trout is prized both as a game fish and as a food fish.

 Lake trout - Photo source link
 Lake trout - Photo source link
 Lake trout - Photo source link
 Lake trout - Photo source link
 Lake trout - Photo source link
Lake trout - Photo source link

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Limia

Limia is a genus of livebearing fishes belonging to the Cyprinodontiform family Poeciliidae, which includes other livebearers such as platys, swordtails (genus Xiphophorous), guppies and mollies (genus Poecilia). They are found in fresh and brackish water. Of the 21 described Limia species, 17 are endemic to Hispaniola, one is found on both Hispaniola and Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands, Cuba, and Venezuela have an endemic species each. Limias are popular in aquaria among more advanced hobbyists.

 Limia - Photo source link
 Limia - Photo source link
 Limia - Photo source link
 Limia - Photo source link
 Limia - Photo source link
Limia - Photo source link

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Rio Grande Perch

The Texas cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus, formerly Cichlasoma cyanoguttatum) is a freshwater fish of the cichlid family. Also known as Rio Grande cichlid, this species is originated from the lower Rio Grande drainage in Texas and Northeastern Mexico, particular on the sandy bottom of deep rivers. This is the only cichlid species native to the United States, and has been introduced by man as far North as Central Texas where they live in various lakes and rivers.

 Rio Grande Perch - Photo source link
 Rio Grande Perch - Photo source link
 Rio Grande Perch - Photo source link
Rio Grande Perch - Photo source link
 Rio Grande Perch - Photo source link
Rio Grande Perch - Photo source link

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Perch

Perch is a common name for fish of the genus Perca, freshwater gamefish belonging to the family Percidae. The perch, of which there are three species in different geographical areas, lend their name to a large order of vertebrates: the Perciformes, from the Greek perke meaning spotted, and the Latin forma meaning shape. Many species of freshwater gamefish more or less resemble perch, but belong to different genera.

 Perch - Photo source link
 Perch - Photo source link
 Perch - Photo source link
 Perch - Photo source link
 Perch fishes - Photo source link
Perch - Photo source link

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Bramble Shark

The bramble shark (Echinorhinus brucus) is one of the two species of sharks in the family Echinorhinidae. Aside from the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is found in tropical and temperate waters worldwide. This rarely encountered shark swims close to the bottom, typically at depths of 400-900 m (1,300-3,000 ft), though it may enter much shallower water.
 
 Bramble Shark - Photo source link
 Bramble Shark - Photo source link
 Bramble Shark - Photo source link
 Bramble Shark - Photo source link
 Bramble Shark - Photo source link
 Bramble Shark - Photo source link