Which male animals make the best fathers?
In the animal kingdom, there are many examples of mothers taking sole care of their young, and many examples of both parents raising their young together, but there are also father animals who solely look after their young.
When mothers look after babies, it is called maternal care. When fathers look after babies, it is called paternal care.
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What is a group of eels called?
A group of eels is called a bed of eels, or a fry of eels, or a swarm of eels.
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What do ichthyologists study?
Ichthyology is the study of fish. An ichthyologist is a person who studies fish.
An example of what ichthyologists study is represented by the Paris National Museum of Natural History in their photography exhibition called ‘The Little Fish’ which is a series of photographs of fish larvae.
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The Sargeant Major Fish (Abudefduf saxatilis) is a marine (saltwater) fish in the Pomacentridae family of damselfish.
The Sargeant Major Fish is white with yellow on the top of its back. It has five black vertical stripes on its body. A faint sixth stripe is often seen on its tail.
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The Buenos Aires Tetra (Hyphessobrycon anisitsi) is a freshwater fish.
The Buenos Aires Tetra is metallic silver with red-tipped fins and a black marking on its tail fin. The top and bottom of its body are red. Its pelvic and bottom fins are red. At the base of its body where it meets the tail is a black t-shaped mark.
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What is the difference between the Four Stripe Damselfish (Dascyllus melanurus) and the Tuxedo Damselfish (Chrysiptera tricincta)?
The Four Stripe Damselfish and the Tuxedo Damselfish both belong to the Pomacentridae family of damselfish.
The Four Stripe Damselfish and the Tuxedo Damselfish are both tropical marine (saltwater) reef fish.
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The Tuxedo Damselfish (Chrysiptera tricincta) is a marine (saltwater) fish in the Pomacentridae family of damelfish. It is also known as the Threeband Damselfish or the Threeband Demoiselle.
The Tuxedo Damselfish is white with three wide black vertical bands on its body. It has an oval-shaped, laterally-compressed body. It has a set of small teeth in three rows.
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The Checkerboard Wrasse (Halichoeres hortulanus) is a marine (saltwater) fish in the wrasse family. It is also known as the Marble Wrasse.
The Checkerboard Wrasse has a thin and elongated body. It is white to green in colour with blue to black on the ede of its scales, which looks like a checkerboard. Its head is greenish with pink lines and dots behind its eyes to the base of its dorsal (back) fin. It has a bright yellow spot near its dorsal fin. Both its sex and appearance change during its life.
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The Gunther’s Mouthbrooder (Chromidotilapia guentheri) is a freshwater fish in the cichlid family.
The Gunther’s Mouthbrooder is tan-brown in colour. The female is more colourful than the male. She has a pink belly and a metallic white stripe on her dorsal (back) fin. It has a wide, down-turned mouth.
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The Electric Eel (Electrophorus electricus) is a freshwater fish. It is not an eel. It is a Gymnotiforme in the knifefish family. It is relatd to the Catfish.
The Electric Eel is an ostarophysan fish because its bladder has two chambers which keeps it buoyant (afloat). It is an air-breather, and must come to the surface to breathe.
The Electric Eeel has a long, cylindrical, snake-like dark-grey to brownish body. Its underbelly is yellow or orange. It has a fin that runs along its underbelly. It does not have scales like fish. Its mouth is square-shaped.
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The Jaguar Cichlid (Parachromis managuensis) is a large freshwater fish in the cichlid family. It is also known as the Managuense Cichlid and the Aztac Cichlid.
The Jaguar Cichlid has a yellow-bronze oval body, with vivid black spots. It has a series of large black dots running horizontally along the middle of its body.
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What is a group of jellyfish called?
A group of jellyfish is called a brood of jellyfish or a smack of jellyfish.
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The Yoyo Loach (Botia almorhae) is a tropical freshwater fish in the Botiidae (botid) family of loaches. It is also known as the Almora Loach.
The Yoyo Loach has an elongated body with dark and light patterns, which looks like the letter “y” or the word yoyo. Its tail has thin horizontal greyish stripes. It has short whiskers, called barbels, on its snout (nose). It has a downward-facing mouth.
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The Lookdown Fish (Selene vomeror Argyriosus vomer) is a marine (saltwater) game fish in the Carangidae family of carangids. It is similar to the Atlantic Moonfish.
The Lookdown Fish is a silvery fish with a pinkish tinge along its back. It has a scythe-like dorsal (back) fin and a forked tail fin. Its body is rhombus-shaped and laterally compressed (thin). Its head has a low-set mouth, high forehead, and big eyes.
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The Slender Seahorse (Hippocampus reidi) is a marine (saltwater) fish in the Syngnathidae family. It is a teleostfish. It is also known as the Longsnout Seahorse.
The Slender Seahorse is brightly-coloured. The male is usually orange and the female is usually yellow. Both the male and the female have small brown or white spots unevenly over their body. During courtship, the spots may change colour to pink. Its snout (nose) is thin with a stub end. Each eye moves separately, enabling it to see its predators from all directions.
It has a forward tilt, and a long, coiled tail. The male has a smooth, soft pouch-like area at the base of its abdomen, with a small fin. The female has a pointed stomach and a larger fin at the base of her abdomen.
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The Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria cornuta) is a small marine (saltwater) fish in the Ostraciidae family of boxfish. It is also known as the Horned Boxfish.
The Longhorn Cowfish is yellow with white or bluish spots, and two long horns that protrude from the front of its head. When the horns are damaged, they can grow back within a few months. The horns are mostly hollow. It has large dark eyes. It has hexagonal scales that form a solid, triangular box-like shell called a carapace. The male and the female look similar.
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What is a group of goldfish called?
A group of goldfish is call a glint of goldfish or a troubling of goldfish
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The Barred Catfish (Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum) is a large freshwater fish in the Pimelodidae family of long-whiskered catfish. It is also called the Barred Sorubim. It is related to the Tiger Shovelnose Catfish.
The Barred Catfish is dark-grey with black loop-like stripes and spots. Its head is depressed with a wide mouth and long whiskers, called barbels. Its eyes and teeth are small.
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The Falco Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys falco) is a marine (saltwater) fish. It is also called the Dwarf Hawkfish.
The Falco Hawkfish is pinkish-red and white with vertical bands. Its dorsal (back) fin has 10 spines with tassels, or fringes, on the tips of the spines.
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The Orbicular Batfish (Platax orbicularis) is a marine (saltwater or brackish) fish. It is also known as the Circular Batfish, the Orbiculate Batfish, the Round Batfish, or the Orbic Batfish.
The Orbicular Batfish is disc-shaped and very thin, which is called laterally compressed. It has a fan-shaped tail.
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