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Fish that are crawling on the walls of the cave, found in Ecuador - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 May 2015 06:00

By studying the fauna of one of the caves in the rain forests of the Amazon, scientists noticed catfish vertical crawling on the wall. Amazing properties of the fish managed to capture on video.

A team of US scientists to conduct research in the area of ​​the town of Tena in Napo province in the east central part of Ecuador. The task was only to monitor the natural wealth; to take any of the laboratory of living beings was impossible. For this reason, scientists have filmed a video of the fish crawling on the wall, assuming its species affiliation without 100% certainty.

According to them, most likely, it Chaetostoma microps - odnin of a family of freshwater fish squad somoobraznyh Loricariidae (loricariidae). This species has a kind of suction cup mouth, which allows them to be kept in strong currents on solid objects: stone, wood and so on. If necessary, catfish and move this way, but it all happens in their habitats.



unusually in this case was the way the catfish he climbed the wall of the cave away from water streams, where it inhabits the population. The researchers also emphasize that this fish is not a cave dwellers (living in constant darkness fauna have faded coloring), so the question "Why catfish crawling through the cave?" - The most interesting part of the opening. As a bold version of the researchers suggested that it could be the beginning of the evolutionary process: the migration of this type of catfish in a fundamentally new areas, where they are primarily useful climbing skills.


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