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Helostoma temmincki
 

Helostoma temmincki

The kissing gourami is a near relative of the Belontiidae - it actually belongs to the family Helostomatidae - and like them possesses a labyrinth, and builds a bubblenest for its eggs. The "kissing" behavior observed between individuals probably has some social function; it is not necessarily linked to reproduction, though admittedly also occurring during the mating ritual. Size: 10-15 cm.

Helostoma temmincki

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АКСЕНОВ Владимир Викторович (р . 1935), российский космонавт, летчик-космонавт СССР (1976), дважды Герой Советского Союза (1976, 1980). Полеты на "Союзе-22" (сентябрь 1976), "Союзе Т-2" и орбитальной станции "Салют-6" (июнь 1980).