blood cockles

Ô Loan Blood Cockle | Product of Vietnam

The blood cockle (Tegillarca granosa, Vietnamese: sò huyết) is a special species of ark clam which has the red haemoglobin liquid (commonly called blood) inside the soft tissues. The blood cockle is the main clam species raised throughout Vietnam. Phú Yên, a central Vietnamese province, is one of several places where blood cockle aquaculture is

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The redtail catfish - Phractocephalus hemioliopterus

Phractocephalus hemioliopterus – The Redtail Catfish

The redtail catfish, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus, is the only living representative of the genus Phractocephalus in the family Pimelodidae (long-whiskered catfishes). The redtail catfish is native to South America, but it is also farm-raised in Vietnam. In Vietnamese, it’s called cá hồng vỹ, or cá hồng vỹ mỏ vịt. Family: Pimelodidae Genus: Phractocephalus Species: Phractocephalus hemioliopterus

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pen shells

Pen shells in Vietnam

Pen shells, or sometimes fan mussels, are marine bivalve molluscs of the family Pinnidae. The shells of bivalves in this family are fragile and have a long and triangular shape. There are three genuses: Atrina, Pinna, and Streptopinna, but most species are in the first two genuses because the Streptopinna genus contains only one species.

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Ostracion rhinorhynchos - the horn-nosed boxfish

Boxfish or cowfish in Vietnam

Boxfish, or cowfish is an umbrella term for marin fish in the family Ostraciidae. Ostraciidae is a family of squared, bony fish belonging to the order Tetraodontiformes, closely related to the pufferfishes and filefishes. In Vietnamese, boxfish is known as Cá nóc hòm, but often reffered as Cá bò hòm. Order: Tetraodontiformes Family: Ostraciidae English

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Wild-caught spotted knifefish - Chitala ornata

Chitala ornata – The spotted knifefish

Chitala ornata, the spotted knifefish, is a knifefish species with big spots on the body native to freshwater habitats in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Like all knifefish, it is a nocturnal tropical fish with a long body that resembles a knife. Other common names include: clown featherback, clown knifefish. Family: Notopteridae Genus: Chitala Species:

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Neosarmatium smithi - the sad-faced crabs

Neosarmatium smithi – the sad-faced crab

Neosarmatium smithi is a herbivorous mangrove crab which is distributed all over marine and brackish waters of Indo-West Pacific regions. This swimming crab is known to feeds on decaying mangrove leaves. Family: Sesarmidae Genus: Neosarmatium Species: Neosarmatium smithi Synonyms: Sesarma smithi Vieitnamese name: chù ụ In Vietnam, Neosarmatium smithi is known as chù ụ which

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