When we read the price tag on “butterfish”, we don’t always know what we buy, then what under the trade name “butterfish” are hidden very different between fish from the three different families and four genera: two species from the family stromateid – stromateus (Stromateus brasiliensis) and the American butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus) . Australian seriolella (Seriolella brama) from the family centrality, as well as Escolar or gray delicacy mackerel (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum) from the family gimpelevich. Sometimes oil fish sold as toothfish is a much more valuable under the threat of destruction of fish, at least – on the contrary, often these names are given together. Usually trade name brings together related species. Here we have an unusual case – a trade name is formed primarily on the basis of similarity in the taste, although oily fish and have some similarities in appearance and lifestyle. Moreover, this name is not our invention. Perhaps it comes from the U.S. oil fish, which in English is called “butterfish”. Continue reading
Monkfish, monkfish or European (lat. Lophius piscatorius) is a predatory fish squad udenstvertne. The name “monkfish” this was due to a very unattractive appearance.
The fish is edible. The meat is white, dense and boneless. Especially popular are “monkfish” in France.
Body length up to 2 meters, often 1-1. 5 meters. Weight — up to 20 kilograms or more. The anglerfish’s body naked, covered with numerous leathery outgrowths and osseous tubercles. On both sides of the head, on the edge of the jaw and lips fringed hanging shreds of skin, wiggling in the water, like algae, making it barely visible on the ground.
Body flattened, compressed in dorso-ventral direction. Head flat, broad, flattened on top, with approximately two-thirds of the length of the whole body. Continue reading
Everyone knows what a great white shark, but only a few know that she has another name, namely carcharodon . It is not only the largest shark but also the most blood-thirsty of all members of this genus. The adult can grow up to 8 meters. Many people call it “white death” because these predators often attack swimmers.
The shark lives in warm or temperate waters of the World ocean, and swims at a depth of about 30 meters. Spin shark is not white, but rather grey, but sometimes grey. Her abdomen dirty white color, while the dorsal fin is black. Only large specimens are completely lead-white.
Most often the great white shark looking for a prey, slowly cruising around the sea surface. Due to the fact that she has poorly developed eyesight, she goes hunting in the daytime. Continue reading