Category: Fish

Thresher Shark (Wild Safari Sea Life by Safari Ltd.)

The sharks of the genus Alopias, within the family Alopiidae, are among the oddest and most recognizable sharks. Commonly known as the thresher sharks there are 3 extant species: the pelagic, common, and bigeye thresher. Their exceptionally long tail has long been the stuff of myth and speculation. It was once established maritime lore that …

Sturgeon (Rose Red Tea, Endangered North American Animals Series IV by Wade Ceramics)

Here’s something a little different, and not an actual toy, but worth taking a look at anyway. This is a ceramic sturgeon by Wade Ceramics, a pottery manufacturer operating out of Stoke-on-Trent, England. Wade Ceramics got its start in the 1950’s and produced ceramic figurines up until 2018. In 1967 Wade Ceramics entered a partnership …

Sharks of the World Deluxe Box Set (Colorata)

Review and images by JimoAi; edited by bmathison1972 Sharks are master hunters. They have inhabited the world’s oceans since the Silurian period and are still standing strong today, even though their population is dwindling due to human greed. They have a basic body plan of a streamlined body, having cartilage rather than bone for their …

Blue Shark (Monterey Bay Aquarium Collection by Safari Ltd.)

Sharks are, generally speaking, the living embodiment of efficiency and elegance. Most of this is owed to the sleek, aerodynamic body plan possessed by the majority of shark species, but one shark takes these classic shark attributes to the next level. The blue shark (Prionace glauca) has refined the efficiency and elegance of sharks like …

Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Marine Life by Papo)

Review and images by JimoAi; edited by bmathison1972 Out of all the shark species, the most distinguishable group is probably the ones from the family Sphyrnidae, while all but the winghead shark of the genus Eusphyra are placed under the genus Sphyra, better known as the hammerhead sharks. As of 2021, there are 10 recognizable …

Epaulette Shark (Wild Republic by K&M International)

Review and images by callmejoe3; edited by bmathison1972 The blog will now take its first look into the epaulette shark species. Epaulette sharks belong to the genus Hemiscyllium, composed of nine formally described species, with one having yet to be described. This genus belongs to the Orectolobiformes order of sharks, commonly described as ‘’carpet sharks’’, …

Blue Hippo Tang (Saltwater Fish in Colour Part 1 by Yujin)

Review and images by JimoAi; edited by bmathison1972 The surgeonfish are a group of fish that inhabits warm waters around coral reefs. They are mostly herbivorous and benifit the reefs by eating algae, which balances the coral and algal growth. They range in size from the small bristletooth tang which can get up to 15 …