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#76 Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) 🐟 Shovelnose Sturgeon like strong current and large rivers. I’ve caught seven of them in my lifetime—all in 2010 in the same reach of the Chippewa River in Wisconsin. They are more slender than Lake Sturgeon and don’t grow nearly as large or as old. “Old Spadefish” is a really cool fish...the photos speak for themselves, I think. 🐟 #sturgeon #shovelnosesturgeon #acipenser #lifelistfishing #lifelist #lifer #fish #fishy #fishes #speciesfishing #specieshunter #species #chippewariver #fishwisconsin #fishoftheday #igfishing #igfish #fishofinstagram #riverfishing #baitfishing #ancientfish #dinosaurfish #multispecies #coolfish #fishingislife #fishinglife #angling #pesca #peixe

@africancichlidfish awesome Aquarium set up in our @aquaoneau Horizon 182. ・・・ #aquaone #fishofinstagram #africancichlid #cichlids #cichlidtank #cichlid #aquarium

The kotsovato is a cichlid from western Madagascar. Just like many of Madagascar’s endemic terrestrials, this aquatic species is threatened by human activity. Habitat destruction (particularly deforestation at the edges of lakes & rivers where these fish are found), plus introduced species, are threats. In particular, predatory Asian snakeheads & non-native cichlids endanger the kotsovato’s long-term survival. The IUCN considers these delicately-patterned Malagasy fish to be Vulnerable. #cichlids #cichlid #cichlidsofinstagram #threatenedspecies #vulnerablespecies #animalfacts #freshwaterfish #aquaticlife #fishofinstagram #anthropocene #sixthmassextinction #tropicalfish