Animals and Pets pictures
Search













Ads By Google


What are you looking for?
Animals Information
Animals Pictures
Animals Videos
I got here by mistake...



 

Search results for "fish"



Whales Breeds
Whales are large, magnificent, intelligent, aquatic mammals. They breathe air th...
Water Life
Under The Sea / Raven Symone The seaweed is always greener / In somebody else...


Blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus)
The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a fish that inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of Australia and Tasmania. Due to the inaccessibility of its habitat, it is rarely seen by humans. Blobfish are found at depths where the pressure is several dozens of times higher than at sea level, which would likely make gas bladders inefficient. To remain buoyant, the flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. The relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage...
Rate:  (3.4)
Location: Water Life
Hagfish
Hagfish are marine craniates of the class Myxini, also known as Hyperotreti. Despite their name, there is some debate about whether they are strictly fish (as there is for lampreys), since they belong to a much more primitive lineage than any other group that is commonly defined fish (Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes). Their unusual feeding habits and slime-producing capabilities have led members of the scientific and popular media to dub the hagfish as the most "disgusting" of all sea creatures.
Rate:  (4)
Location: Water Life
American Alligator (Alligator Mississippiensis)
A member of the crocodile family, alligators are living fossils that can be traced back 230 million years.
First listed as an endangered species in 1967, the American alligator was removed from the endangered species list in 1987 after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pronounced a complete recovery of the species. Population: Once on the brink of extinction, well over a million alligators can be found today in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and Georgia. Threats: Once hunted for their hides, alligators today are threatened mainly by habitat loss and encounters with people. Survival: Alligators can live 35 to 50 years in the wild. In captivity, 60 to 80 years.
Rate:  (4)
Coyote
The term "wily coyote" was possibly coined in response to this intelligent canid's problem-solving abilities when hunting prey. Coyotes will ambush a ground squirrel by waiting at one of the burrow's exits as a badger digs its way in at the entrance. When hunting in pairs, one typically distracts the attention of the prey while the other coyote sneaks up from behind. They will also wade in the water to catch fish and forage along the banks for crayfish or turtle eggs, In general, they eat a variety of food items, including small rodents, rabbits, and carrion, as well as...
Rate:  
Location: Foxes & Wolves
Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)
Order: Carnivora, Family: Felidae
Oriental: Fishing cats are found from India through Indochina, Indonesia, and Java. Fishing cats are 38 to 41 cm tall and can be from 96 to 120 cm long. The larger males weigh between 10 and 12 kg, and females weigh 5 to 7 kg. They have powerful, stocky bodies and short legs, giving the fishing cat a civet-like appearance. P. viverrinus have big, broad heads, and with tails that are less than half of the head and body length, are considered to have short tails compared to other cat species. Their pelts are olive gray with rows of parallel solid black spots that often form stripes along the ...
Rate:  (3)
Location: Big Cats
Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)
Family: Odobenidae
Walruses have enlarged upper canine teeth, or tusks, up to three feet (1 m) long. They feed on invertebrates such as crustaceans, starfish, and mollusks, which they suck out of the shell. They also prey on fish and seals. The walrus uses its tusks to chop breathing holes in ice and to get from water onto floes, jabbing the ice as it hoists up its body. In struggles for dominance, the male displays his tusks. Usually the behavior is limited to posturing, but violence can ensue, with a walrus striking his tusks point-first into his opponent. Adult males develop hide thickenings on ...
Rate:  (3.4)
Location: Water Life
Leopard Seal
This seal gets its common name from the numerous dark spots on its coat. The name leopard seal, though, is sometimes also applied to other spotted seals, such as the Weddell's seal. A solitary seal, it has huge canine teeth and massive jaws. Generally it feeds on krill, which it strains from the water with its specialized teeth. It is the only seal that preys on warm-blooded animals; it catches penguins and even other seals, which it pursues underwater. A fast swimmer, it also preys on fish and squid.
Rate:  (3.7)
Location: Water Life
Harp Seal
Harp seals migrate in large groups as much as five thousand miles (8,000 km) from feeding grounds in the north to breeding grounds in the south. They spend about half the year in the north, feeding on fish and invertebrates. In the spring, thousands of females congregate on pack ice to give birth and nurse their white-furred pups. Following weaning, the pups shed their white fur, which is replaced by silver-gray pelage with dark spots. After successive molts, the spots are replaced by the typical harp-shaped marking on the back. By June the harp seals are moving northward again...
Rate:  (2.6)
Location: Water Life
Silver Salmon
Order: Salmoniformes, Family: Salmonidae
Typically spend the first year of their life in fresh water. Upon moving to the ocean, growth increases dramatically. At about the third year, coho salmon reach maturity. They weigh from 6 to 12 pounds and can be up to 38 inches in length. Oncorhynchus kisutch are deep-bodied salmon with unique color characteristics. The dorsal surface is a metallic blue while the sides are a silver color. Black spots appear on the back and upper lobe of the caudal fin. A lateral line is also present. The line is curved toward the front of the fish and straightens out as it approaches the back of the f...
Rate:  (2.8)
Location: Water Life
Goldfish (Carassius auratus)
Order: Cypriniformes, Family: Cyprinidae
Although goldfishes originated in China, they have now spread worldwide in aquariums, ornamental pools, and into the wild. In the wild, goldfish can be found in slow-moving, freshwater bodies of water. As with their close relative the carp, they thrive in slightly murky water. In captivity, an aquarium with live plants and a dirt bottom is ideal. Bi-weekly water changes are a good idea as a goldfish tank is hard to keep clean. Live plants must be replaced fairly regularly; goldfish enjoy eating them. Small pebbles are a suitable substitute for the pond-like bottom. Typically, goldfish will s...
Rate:  
Location: Water Life


Total results: 10