Thursday, 18 June 2015

Fact Hunters: Fish & rivers

Jude Gore
The River Nile is about 6,670 km (4,160 miles) in length and is the longest river in Africa… and in the world! Although it is generally associated with Egypt, only 22% of the Nile's course runs through Egypt.

Mason Camden
The anglerfish gets its name because of its method of predation (hunting). It has a long, modified dorsal fin spine sprouting from the middle of its head that ends in a fleshy growth that can move and wiggle to resemble another animal, tempting its prey in.

Yemi Adedipe
Did you know that the world's smallest fish is Paedocypris progenetica from Indonesia?  Mature females measuring 7.9 mm (0.31 in). This fish has a translucent body and a head unprotected by a skeleton.

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