The Quetzal Cichlid (Vieja melanura) is a freshwater fish in the Cichlidae family of cichlids. It is also known as the Redhead Cichlid or Firehead Cichlid.
The Quetzal Cichlid male has metallic green, blue, pink, and orange scales on its side. The female is less colourful. It has a humped forehead and a projected lower jaw.
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What is in a camel’s hump?
Many people think that a camel’s hump is full of water. But this is not true. It is a fallacy.
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The Humphead Maori Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) is also called the Napoleon Wrasse, Napoleonfish, and Maori Wrasse. It is a large Indo-Pacific fish found on coral reefs.
The Humphead Maori Wrasse has a hump on its forehead. It is blue-green to purple-blue or yellow-blue with two thin, black lines behind its eyes. It has thick lips and blue-green-yellow eyes.
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What is the difference between the Dromedary Camel (Camelus dromedarius) and the Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus)?
The Dromedary Camel has one hump on its back, whereas the Bactrian Camel has two humps. Continue reading “What’s the difference between camels: Dromedary Camel and Bactrian Camel?”
The Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus) is a large, two-hump ungulate (hoofed) mammal in the Camelidae family of camels. It is also known as the Mongolian Camel.
The Bactrian Camel has a dark-brown to sandy-coloured body, a long, curved neck, two humps on its back, and long legs. The humps have long, woolly hair. It has a mane and a beard of long hair. It has small, rounded ears, and large eyes. It has bushy eyebrows and double-layered eyelashes to prevent sand getting in its eyes. It has two toes on each padded hoof.
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The Dromedary Camel (Camelus dromedarius) is a large, one-hump ungulate (hoofed) mammal, native to northern Africa and the Middle East, with a large population of introduced camels in Australia.
The Dromedary Camel has sandy-brown body, a long, curved neck, a single hump, and long legs. It has small, rounded ears, and large eyes. It has bushy eyebrows and double-layered eyelashes to prevent sand getting in its eyes. It has two toes on each padded hoof. Its flat hooves are adapted to supporting their weight on desert sands.
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The Hunchback Tilapia (Cyphotilapia frontosa), is commonly called the Frontosa, or the Hunchback Cichlid. It is a cichlid fish found in Lake Tanganyika in East Africa. Cyphotilapia means hunchback fish, and frontosa means big forehead.
The Hunchback Tilapia has 5-7 vertical black bars on a white-blue body. Its fins also look white-blue. One of the black bars runs through its eyes. It is a thick-lipped fish. The most striking feature is the hump on its forehead. It is called a nuchal hump. Nuchal means that the hump is on the nape (back of the neck).
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