Australian shishechnik, Mail-fish or fish-Knight

25 December, 2011

  

Australian shishechnik also known as fish or fish-Mail of the Knight of the corresponding color, a species of fish belonging to the family shishechnikovyh, and the only representative of a kind.

Australian shishechnik lives at depths of 6-200 meters in the reefs and harbors in Квинсленда, New South Wales and Western Australia.

  

  


The Australian shishechniki globular body to 22 inches long, almost completely covered with large hard scales with sharp thorns. Shishechnika big head, reinforced heavy bone, snout blunt and hangs over a wide mouth, teeth are thin and small.

The first dorsal fin is composed of 5-7 hard spikes without membrane, moving alternately left and right. Second dorsal fin consists of 12 soft fin rays. Each pelvic fin contains a huge spike and 3-4 rudimentary ray. Pelvic fin can be fixed at a right angle to the body. Anal fin consists of 11-12 лучей, and pectoral fin - of 14-15 лучей. Scales Araysshishechnika - yellow-white in color with black borders. Lips, chin and part of the jaw - black. Because of their small fins and scales are tough Australian shishechnik - poor swimmer.

Australian shishechnik – night view RIB, day it can be found in caves or under rock ledges, and at night shishechniki selected on the sandy shallows in search of food, Shrimp highlighting their light bodies.

 

 

 

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