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Congo River Food Web
Transcript of Congo River Food Web
By Brittany Janes
By closing their ears and nostrils a hippopotamus can stay under water for as long as six minutes.
The name 'hippopotamus' comes from the Greek word 'hippos' meaning horse, and were once called 'water horses', even though they are more closely related to the pig rather than a horse.
They spend up to 16 hours a day in the water to keep themselves cool.
It is the smallest of the crocodiles.
The females breed once a year and will lay about 20 eggs from May-June.
They form land-homes by burrowing with their claws, and can extend their homes many feet to create a den or chamber.
As adults they can be strong fliers.
They will eat many things much larger than themselves, including snails and fish.
There are approximately 2,000 different species of water beetles.
They have an extreme enlargement of their second pair of perepiods or 'walking legs'.
They need a consistent water tempurate that's above 80 degrees Fairenhiet.
They are part of a genus of freshwater shrimps and prawns.
Their teeth are smaller than the average otter's teeth, so it is suggested that they eat softer foods.
They are mostly solitary and only come together to mate.
DNA testing is currently being done to determine whether the Congo Clawless Otter is its own species or a sub species of the Cape Clawless Otter.
Congo Clawless Otter
They don't have any scales.
Their maximum length is about 4 inches.
They are related to pipe fish and seahorses.
They take about 4-5 years to mature and will live for 20-30 years.
They can tolerate fire quite well.
Venus Fly Traps will produce flowers in the spring.
Venus Fly Trap
Their name came from the Latin word 'caro' meaning meat.
They have very adapable eating habits.
They nest independently, unlike most other crow species, whom like to nest in groups.