Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hymenochirus!

No, it's not an Egyptian god.
We have about a dozen fish in our two tanks, and all are fairly boring. I have one African Dwarf Frog, Houdini, and he's far more entertaining. He's about an inch long and fairly acrobatic. He'll sit still for literally hours, then embark on a furious display. He's got five toes on his back feet and four on his front feet.
He can breath in air or water. He will swim to the top, then extend all appendages and slowly float down.
His species, H. boettgeri, is native to central Africa.
Obligatory wikipedia link

4 comments:

mandachan said...

you're welcome.

The EGE said...

gracias

mandachan said...

i looked at the feed thing on my igoogle page and was like hymeno-what?
did you see my post devoted entirely to lincecum? i'll do the quotes post tomorrow to give you, ellie and whoever else reads the blog a chance to see this post.

The EGE said...

k.