River MonstersFriday 27th of January 2012 01:08:07 AM
Hello friends of taringa, I bring pictures and some info about these monsters .
This fish may seem like a crocodile, but is not.
This monster fish is called the catán (Atractosteus spatula) and is a primitive species of radial fins.
The Catan is the largest fish of fresh water are found exclusively in North America, measuring eight to ten feet and a minimum weight of 200 pounds (91 kg) at maturity.
The current world record for the largest Alligator Gar caught by Rod and reel is 279 lb (127 kg).
The fish is also known for its ability to survive out of water, can last up to two hours on the surface.
Arapaima gigas is the only member of his family and the largest fish freshwater in the world. Originally from South America, the Giant Arapaima or Wararapaima, the surviving prehistótico can be found in the Amazon and some bodies of water in Asia where it has been introduced.
Its natural habitats is flooded half of each year by the rains falling much the level of water in dry season. At this time of the year of low and little oxygenated waters, you must breathe atmospheric air "boqueando" regularly. With the low level, the paiche remains in gaps which leaves the river and constiruye one of the best times for fishing. The arapaima, accustomed to swim near the surface or rest in the sandy beds equipped with submerged vegetation. A fish that grows to over 3 metres in length and can weigh 250 pounds does not fit into the imagination of any fisherman.
It is the largest bony fish which inhabit the reefs and the marine emblem of Queensland, Australia.
The adult can reach 2.7 meters in length and 600 kg. It has a very wide mouth and a tail fan. Its juveniles have irregular markings black and yellow, while adults are grey-green to grey-green. They have numerous small black markings on the fins
They live in the Indo-Pacific region, with the exception of the Persian Gulf. They are common in the shallow waters and feed on a wide variety of marine animals, including small sharks and sea turtle hatchlings.
The electric eel (Electrophorus electricus), also called Aspen, temblador, pilaké or morena, is a fish of the family of the gimnótidos that can deliver electric shocks of up to 600 volts by a group of specialized cells; employs electric shocks to hunt prey, fordefend themselves and to communicate with other eels.
They are native to South America, where in the wild in the Amazon and Orinoco basins; They inhabit areas of calm waters, preferring the silty beds, streams and marshes, where the juveniles can capture small invertebrates that make up its diet.
The Sierra fish has look like those of sharks, its average size is 300 centimeters and weighing approximately to 310 kg. The colour of its body is usually grey and whitish on the lower part. Its characteristic more notable is the snout in the form of sierra possessing opposing rows of spikes used to hunt their prey, in order to defend themselves against predators and remove the muddy bottom where is food.
It is found in areas estuarine of the Orinoco River and other rivers in the northeast of South America.
The Goliath Tiger fish is the equivalent of the Piranha in Africa, with the only difference that is much, much bigger.
It has 16 sharp teeth, about the size of a white shark and reported specimens of up to two meters long and 50 kilograms of weight. It is by others say that they are extremely dangerous, they can easily kill a man or boot him an arm and that if they are going to the Congo they do not swim in these rivers so beautiful that they have there.
The commonlycalled in English-speaking Goonch is a giant catfish that includes several known species. Both the Bagarius bagarius (dwarf Goonch), B. rutilus, B. suchus (fish cat crocodile), B. yarelli, yarellii, and B. B. yarrelli (Goonch) are approximately six subspecies of the species.
The Nile perch.
The Nile perch (Lates niloticus), is a species of fish in the Latidae family (formerly in Centropomidae and changed in 2004) 1 (order of the perciformes, suborder of the percoidei) that can reach 2 m in length. It is found in Ethiopia. It is included in the list of 100 of the most damaging invasive alien species of the International Union for the conservation of nature networks2
It is common in the shallow waters of the coasts of Scandinavia, Iceland and Greenland, as well as in the North of the British Isles.
He is a born predator. Use their teeth and bone plate in the upper part of the mouth to break the shells of molluscs and shells of various invertebrates, especially crustaceans, of which feeds.
The Candiru or vampire fish, is one of the animals most feared of the Amazon and is by way of feeding, as it penetrates in the body of their prey and absorbs them the blood.
Normally feeds on other fish, but also often attacks prey more and even human who venture into the .
/ > Your body is virtually invisible in the murky waters of this and its aspect and fame led him to star in movies and TV series.
The truth that these teeth need not be anything easy to rid of an attack.
Polyodon, also called Mississippi Paddlefish or ajaja, this creature can be up to 220 cm and weigh more than 100 kg.
The catfishes are themost harvested fish in the State of Mississippi. Perhaps for this reason that the capital of the Catfish is here. It is the fish recognized as the official fish of the State of Missouri. The Catfish is the fifth most popular seafood from America. However, no matter how much you like, it is illegal to catch a fish cat with a bow in Tennessee. There is fishing with a line or a network.
Some Thai fishermen were surprised when, in 2005, they caught a fish as big as a Grizzly giant cat. Its catfish weighed 646 pounds! They ate the giant fish in their remote village. The Mekong River in Thailand contains more species of giant fish than any River on Earth.
The largest Australian freshwater fish and one of the more is of the world fresh water fish. It is an emblematic image of the Australian fauna.
SOMETIMES CALLED "THE KING OF FISH"
Diet: algae, phytoplankton, hopehalf-life in the natural environment: unknown
Size: Up to 10 feet (3 m) weight: up to 660 pounds (300 kg)
Unknown to science until 1990, the giant freshwater Stingray is an elusive creature that inhabits deep rivers to the South of Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the North of Australia.
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