Tag Archive: habitats

Feb 01 2017

Fly River turtle (Description- biology- threats)- Video

This video was filmed at the Sea World (San Diego, California) during January 2015 Ownership of the video and review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)     General: Fly River Turtles (Carettochelys insculpta), are also known, as pitted-shelled turtle and also as “pig-nosed turtle” because of their bulbous fleshy shout with prominently …

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Sep 08 2016

Scorpionfish in the Red Sea (Egypt) – Video

Video credit: Mohamed Hassan (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) This video was filmed in the Red Sea, Marsa Alam Source: www.fishconsult.org   Introduction: Scorpionfish are marine fish that belong to the family scorpaenidae that includes many of the world’s most venomous species. The family has several genus and more than 200 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13538

May 16 2016

Red Sea fishes: Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) – Video

Video credit: Patricia Martin Cabrera (United Arab Emirates) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)   Introduction: The Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator), is a reef-associated marine angelfish and is also called the Imperator Angelfish or Imperial Angelfish. The species is one of the most stunning underwater fish. Their color and graceful shape make them one …

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Mar 08 2016

Mud crab (Distribution – introduction – description – feeding – reproduction)  

  Credit: Ajith Kumara (SriLanka) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)   Mud Crab (Scylla serrata) which is also called mangrove crab belongs to the family of swimming crabs (Portunidae). This is an economically important species of crabs and considered highly esteemed as food whereas the flesh from its claws and walking legs …

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Feb 12 2016

Blue-spotted ribbon tail ray, (Biology – utilization – threats)

Photo credit:: Patricia Martin Cabrera (United Arab Emirates) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The inserted picture was taken in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) Introduction: Blue spotted ribbon tail ray (Taeniura lymma) is a species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae. It is also known as aka blue-spotted fantail rays, blue spotted stingrays, blue spotted rays, and ribbontail …

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Sep 29 2015

Giant grouper Epinephelus lanceolatus – Video

This video was filmed in the Sea World, San Diego, USA Source: www.fishconsult.org Giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) The giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus), which belongs to the family Serranidae is also known as brindle bass, brown spotted cod, or bumblebee grouper and as the Queensland giant grouper in Australia. The species is the largest reef-dwelling bony …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12924

Sep 09 2014

The great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo); a bird of luck or a nightmare

Photo credit: Magd Al-Bawaab (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)   The great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), has also several names such as the great black cormorant, the black cormorant, the large cormorant, the black shag, and “Aggag” in Arabic. The great cormorant is a large black bird with a typical range from 2.6 to 3.7 kg. Distribution and …

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Jul 27 2014

Flying fish (Description – fights – feeding – reproduction – flying- utilization)

The photo of this model was taken in Sea World, San Diego, USA Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) Introduction: Flying fish is the common term for about 50 species within the family Exocoetidae. Flying fish has captured the imagination of people throughout the world for centuries because of its ability to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=11208

Jul 24 2014

Parrotfish (Description, habitats, feeding, life cycle, utilization)

This model photo was taken in the Sea World, San Diego, USA Introduction: Parrotfishes are a group of about 80- 90 identified species of fishes which are now often considered a subfamily (Scarinae) of the wrasses to which they are close relatives. Parrot fish are abundant in and around the tropical reefs of all the world’s oceans. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=11204

Jun 25 2014

Pharaoh Cuttlefish, Sepia pharaonis (Distribution – biology – utilization – threats)

Photo credit: Sharmala Naidoo (South Africa)  Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Website founder) Introduction: Cuttlefish are sea molluscs that belong to the order Sepiida and to the Cephalopoda class. The photo that shows a specimen of “Pharaoh Cuttlefish” was taken at Sahar landing site, the Sultanate of Oman. The pharaoh cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis) is a large cuttlefish species that …

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