Saturday, October 9, 2010


I saw this amazing Syngnathidae fish at television the other nights, so fantastic and incredible, the nature takes it’s all…
It’s a lot of male who taking care of the eggs in the seas and oceans, that it something we human can learn from.
Even if I try to draw something like this as some kind of imagination, the nature will beet me with all the power, I can’t get close and my imagination ends long before I reach this kind of creatures...
I have two totems and it’s the seahorses and the squirrels. I like the way of thinking that the male taking care of the children and I like the squirrel because it’s so filled with energy and the small pepper eyes look so curios.

The text below is from wikipedia.

Syngnathidae is a family of fish which includes the seahorses, the pipefishes, and the weedy and leafy sea dragons. The name is derived from Greek, meaning "fused jaw" - syn meaning fused or together, and gnathus meaning jaws. This fused jaw trait is something the entire family has in common.

Syngnathids are found in temperate and tropical seas across the world. Most species inhabit shallow, coastal waters, but a few are known from the open ocean, especially in association with sargassum mats. They are characterised by their elongated snouts, fused jaws, the absence of pelvic fins, and by thick plates of bony armour covering the body. The armour gives them a rigid body, so that they have to swim by rapidly fanning their fins. As a result, they are relatively slow compared with other fishes, but are able to control their movements with great precision, including hovering in place for extended periods.
Uniquely, after syngnathid females lay their eggs, the male then fertilizes and then carries the eggs during incubation. There are a several methods for this. Male seahorses have a specialized ventral pouch to carry the eggs, male sea dragons attach the eggs to their tails, and male pipefish may do either, depending on their species.

Kantnålsfiskar (Syngnathidae) är en familj bland ordningen rörnosade fiskar hos benfiskarna. Den kallas ofta också kantnålsfiskar och sjöhästar.

De kännetecknas av en långsmal kropp med en lång, tubformad nos med en liten munöppning i spetsen. Nosen fungerar som en pipett som suger upp födan (oftast olika former av zooplankton). Hos alla arter tar hanen hand om äggen. Oftast har hanen en yngelpåse, som är bildad av hudveck på buken, i vilken honan lägger äggen. Hos vissa arter är dock yngelpåsen reducerad, och äggen fästs direkt på buken.
Sjöhästarna avviker något genom att ha en 90 graders vinkel mellan kropp och huvud, så fisken får en hästliknande form.

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