Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam
Date: 13th January 2016
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Micro-Nikkor 105mm
sp. prob. melanopterus
Associated spring openings of the Edwards Aquifer.
Dropped by an Arid Land Ribbon Snake after the snake was startled
The Characidae, characids or characins are a family of freshwater subtropical and tropical fish, belonging to the order Characiformes. The name "characins" is the historical one, but scientists today tend to prefer "characids" to reflect their status as a by and large monophyletic group at family rank. To arrive there, this family has undergone much systematic and taxonomic change. Among those fishes that remain in the Characidae for the time being are the tetras, comprising the...