Fishes in the exhibition:
- Name: Deep Sea Eel Fish
Size: 76 cms.
Food: Feeds primarily on Crustacean and to a lesser extent upon small Cephalopod and fishes.
Distribution: Western Pacific, Eastern Pacific, California
- Name: Stingray
Common name: Whip-tailed rays
Zoological Name: Taeniura lymna
Sub Class: Elasmobranchii
Description: They swim in flying motion, propelled by motion of their large pectoral wings. Their stinger is a razor sharp barbed spine which grows from the rays whip like tail, and can grow as long as 37 cms. On the underside of the spine are the two grooves containing venom secreting glandular tissue. Feeds mainly on Mollusks and Crustaceans. Their mouth has powerful shell crushing teeth. They normally hide in the depth of the sea. The most notorious Stingray related injury is the one that resulted in Steve Irwin’s death on September 4 2006.
- Name: Sand Shark
Common Name: Dog Fish Shark, Ground Shark
Zoological Name: Carcharias taurus
Distribution: Coastal water on both sides of Atlantic, Marine to Florida and Brazil in the west, Mediterranean, tropical, West Africa, Canaries and Cape Verdes, in the East South Africa, Indo-Pacific.
Description: Adults grows to a size of about 8-9 feet. It is comparatively sluggish, living mostly on bottom. The eggs are hatched within the parent and retained there until the resultant young are ready for independent existence, but there is no placental connection between mother and developing embryo. There is no record of attacks by sand sharks on human beings.
- Name: Koi Carp
Origin: Niigata region of Japan
Food: Including Peas, lettuce, worms and bread
Life Span: About 30-40 years.
Size: 18 inches
- Name: Common Carp
Color: Brassy Green or Yellow to Golden Brown or even Silvery.
Size: 12-25 inches
Weight: 8-10 pounds
Common Carp are native to temperate portions of Europe and Asia. They were first introduced into North America in 1877.
- Name: Spotted Gar
Scientific Name: Lepisosteus Oculatus
Distribution: North America
Size: Upto 3 feet
Weight: Upto 3.6 kg.
Food: Variety of live fishes
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