Thursday, November 20, 2008

4 CLASSES OF "FISH"

1. BONY FISH - CLASS Osteichthyes


Burmese Loach


Long-eared Sunfish


Ocean Sunfish or Mola


Yellow Bullhead Catsfish


2. CARTILAGINOUS FISH - CLASS Chondrichthyes


Great White Shark


Scalloped Hammerhead Shark


Megamouth Shark (Thanks Arthur!)


Spotted Eagle Ray


Deep Sea Skate


Spotted Ratfish (Chimera)


Longnose Chimera


3. LAMPREY - CLASS Cephalospidomorphi










Lamprey parisitizing a trout




Close up view of sucker mouth






Lamprey life cycle


Lamprey Larvae


This is a bad idea, I think.


4. HAGFISH - CLASS Myxini




Hagfish often tire themselves into a knot
to remove excess slime.






Close up of Hagfish mouth




Hagfish slime





Comparison of Hagfish and Lamprey gill
openings

Check out this HAGFISH VIDEO!!!

5 comments:

Crazy Drile said...

great blog!
congratulations and greetings from Chile!

Crazy Drile

anggrek platypus said...

wow.. i like ur style..

regards

Arthur Masloski said...

Your "gulper eel" is a megamouth shark, class Chondrichthyes.

Mr. Snefru said...

Well, this is what you get when a herpetologist tries to post about fish. I have to admit to not having seen a dead Megamouth looking quite like that before. Thanks Arthur.

Arthur Masloski said...

No problem, just trying to help. Great blog BTW. For a look at a real gulper eel check this out, strange animals.
http://alloom.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/sea-creatures_mouth_gulper_eel.jpg