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Glass catfish   (Kryptopterus minor)
Category: Fish

 

 

These unique, transparent catfish are endemic to Thailand and commonly seen in the aquarium trade. Their lack of scales (like all catfish) and body pigment accounts for their transparency and it is even possible to see their tiny heart beating with a magnifying glass. Unlike most other catfish, they prefer to swim in mid- to upper- water levels.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryptopterus_vitreolus

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Actinopterygii
Order - Siluriformes
Family - Siluridae
Genus - Kryptopterus
Species - K. vitreolus

 
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Interesting Animal Facts

Undersea Conversations…

While it isn’t obvious, fish have ears, and are able to communicate to one another through sounds. They don’t have vocal chords, but instead vibrate their swim bladders, producing popping, grunting, moaning, barking, or chirping noises. While some species of fish, like the goldfish, are silent listeners, there are over 1000 species that are known to vocalize, and some, like the gurnard who are veritable chatterboxes. While we can’t have a conversation with them - at least not yet - it is theorized that they do it to attract mates, frighten away predators or competitors, to synchronize mating, call for help and warn others, or to orient themselves.

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