Alpino Grouper

Alpino Grouper (Epinephelus fasciatus)
Alpino Grouper (Epinephelus fasciatus)

Worth knowing about the Alpino Grouper

The Alpino Grouper belongs to the realm of the ‘Animalia’ (animals), more specifically to the tribe of the ‘Chordata’ (Chorda animals). This fish is a ray-finned (Actinopterygii) in the order of the ‘Perciformes’. So their family is the bass (or sea bass) with the name ‘Serranidae’.

Groupers have 2 types of genera: ‘Epinephelus’ and ‘Mycteropcera’. The alpino grouper belongs to the genus ‘Epinephelus’.

In 1775, the blacktip grouper was described as ‘Perca fasciata’, by the Finnish explorer Peter Forsskål (1732-1763). In 1793 the name was changed to ‘Epinephelus fasciatus’ by the German naturalist Marcus Elieser Bloch (1723–1799).

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Alaska Pollock

Alaska Pollock

Worth knowing about the Alaska Pollock

The Alaska Pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) belongs to the class of the ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii), of the order of the cod (Gadiformes), the families cods and haddocks (Gadidae), and the genus Theragra. In French, it is called “Lieu de l’Alaska” and in Spanish “Colin de Alaska”. In the past, this fish was often confused with the salmon.

In 1814 this fish was named “Gadus chalcogrammus” by the Prussian zoologist, and botanist, Peter Simon Pallas.

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African Sharptooth Catfish

African Sharptooth Catfish
African Sharptooth Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) – Mlondozi Ford, S129 Road North of Lower Sabie, Kruger NP, SOUTH AFRICA

Worth knowing about the African Sharptooth Catfish

The African Sharptooth Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) belongs to the class of the catfish (Actinopterygii), of the order Siluriformes, the family Claridae (the airbreathing catfish or lungfish), and the genus Clarias. These animals are airbreathing catfish. They are also called “gill bag catfish” or “African catfish”. In German this fish is called “Afrikanischer Waller” and in French, it is called “silure africain”.

In 1822 this fish was named “Clarias gariepinus” by the author Burchell.

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Eagle Ray

Whitespotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari)
Whitespotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari)

Eagle Ray – Worth knowing about the Eagle Ray

The eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari) belongs to the class of the cartilaginous fish (Chondrichthyes), of the order Myliobatiformes, the family Myliobatidae, and the genus Aetobatus. These are large rays comprising 20 species in four genera.

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Snake Pipefish

Snake Pipefish (Entelurus aequoreus)
Snake Pipefish (Entelurus aequoreus)

Snake Pipefish – Worth knowing about the Snake Pipefish

The Snake Pipefish (Entelurus aequoreus) belongs to the family of seahorses and pipefishes (Syngnathidae). That is a subcategory of the pipefish (Syngnathiformes). This genus has 32 species. To be clear: these fish are not hunted. If you are lucky you may be able to find this species in a public aquarium. This is a marine fish that is very scarce and therefore rare to find.

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European Eel

European Eel

European Eel – Introduction

The European Eel (Anguilla Anguilla) is a snake-shaped fish of which the females can grow to more than 1 meter and the males a maximum of 50 cm. This migratory fish belongs to the family Anguillidae. You can find this animal in the Atlantic Ocean, Northern Africa (Morocco), Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Baltic Sea, all of Europe to the north of Norway. The European Eel is also called a ray-finned fish. Its color varies from brown to grayish. This eel likes to stay in water plains with a muddy bottom.

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Fishing Rod Manufacturing

Fishing Rod Manufacturing - Part 1

Preface

Fishing Rod Manufacturing – What you definitely need and indispensable for sport fishing is a fishing rod. Which rod is the best or not is frequently discussed among fellow anglers. In this blog, I will try to share my vision, opinion, and experiences. However, I am not commercially tied to any brand or manufacturer anywhere. I will try to explain what happens and what is important when designing a rod. Of course, everyone has the right to have a different opinion, this only concerns my personal opinion.

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The Plague of the Asian Carp

The Asian Carp

Preface

The Asian Carp – In America, the Asian carp is a real scourge for the environment and the economy. This carp is a real wolverine and has no natural enemies. That is why the fish also reproduce very quickly and pose a threat to the other native fish species. Ironically, the Asian carp was introduced to nature by the Americans themselves to control algae growth. They did not know at the time what the impact of this action would be.

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Learn to Fish

Learn to Fish

Preface

Learn to Fish: If you don’t know how to start fishing then this article is very interesting for you. But an experienced angler may also discover some useful tips here. So: parents who want to teach their child (ren) to fish can bring their offspring in here and, if necessary, have them read along.

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Facts About Sharks – Part 2

Facts About Sharks - Part 2

Shark anatomy

 

Facts About Sharks – The head of a shark is cone-shaped and large. In contrast, they only have small eyes on the sides and their nostrils are on the top of the snout. A shark has an enormous number of spare teeth that are located on the inside of the jaw edge. This is also necessary because when they attack teeth are regularly broken and are immediately replaced by one of the spare teeth that appear in the rows behind the front teeth. This way, the sharks always have razor-sharp teeth. The shark gets oxygen from the water through its usually 5-gill slits. Sometimes there are 6 or 7-gill slits. These occur on both sides of its head. Many sharks have to move continuously to get oxygen.

 

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