60 Interesting Facts about Fish

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Most fish by laying eggs, though fish, such as great sharks, give birth to babies called pups. d

are not fish. Neither are jellyfish. a

the fangtooth fish is only a few long, it has teeth about the of a human’s. f

The mudskipper is a fish spends most of its time out of and can “walk” on its fins. It carries a water supply in its gill when it leaves the water. It can breathe through the pores of its wet f

Catfish have over taste buds. Humans around 7,000. c To achieve effects, most lipsticks fish scales

Most of lipstick contain fish f

Lungfish can live out of water for years. It secretes a mucus and burrows itself under the earth. It takes in air with its through a built-in breathing that leads to the surface. A has both gills and a lung. d

are the only fish that upright. a

Some fish, as the great white shark, can their body temperature. helps them hunt for in cold water. f

The oldest age for a fish was an Australian lungfish. In it was still alive and well at 65 old. f

Fish use a variety of sounds to convey messages to other. They moan, croak, boom, hiss, creak, shriek, and wail. rattle their bones and their teeth.

However, do not have vocal chords. use other parts of their to make noises, such as muscles against their bladder. a

Fish can form containing millions of fish. use their eyes and something a lateral line to hold places in the school. The lateral is a row of pores running along the sides from head to Special hairs in the pores changes in water pressure the movements of other fish or f

Since a fish’s jaw is not attached to its many fishes can shoot mouths forward like a to catch startled prey. a

eels and electric rays enough electricity to kill a c

Sharks are the only fish have eyelids. c

Fish sleep-like periods where have lowered response to slowed physical activity, and metabolism but they do not share the changes in brain waves as do when they sleep. d

fish, such as the herbivorous (grazers), often lack jaw but have tooth-like grinding in their throats called teeth. e

Most fish taste buds all over body. e Pollution in water the sex of fish

An estimated one third of fish in British waters are sex due to pollution in human sewage. g

fish need to drink water than freshwater Since seawater is saltier the liquids in a fish’s body, inside the fish is constantly out. If they didn’t to replace the lost water, fish would dry up like a

The oldest fishhook ever dates back to about years ago. b

Most have little salt in Sharks, however, have as salty as the ocean they in. f

Most fish can see in color and use to camouflage themselves or defend and their territory. Most have the best possible for their habitat and can most see you peering at them in a fish Some fish can see polarized and light. d A fish’s age can be determined by rings in its scales

A fish does not add new scales as it but the scales it has increase in size. In way, growth rings are and the rings reveal the age of a fish. d

that have thin with a split tail that they move quickly or may need them to great distances. On the other fish that live rocks and reefs near the floor have broad fin and large tails. f

A ship has a keel in the lower part to it from capsizing. Fish, on the hand, have the keel on If the paired fins stop to keep the fish balanced, the turns over because its part tends to sink, happens when it dies. f

On flying fish can glide 160 (50m), but have been to glide as far as 660 feet (200 m). And can reach heights up to 19 feet f

An inflated porcupine fish can a diameter of up to 35 inches (90 cm). It up by swallowing water and then it in its stomach. The stomach increases in with more water. If the is taken out of water, it can inflate in a way by swallowing air. e

A fish can in water. Like humans, need oxygen, so if there enough oxygen in the water, will suffocate. f

The fish in the of a school control the school. The on the outside are guided by those in the Only bony fish can in highly coordinated groups. f fish cannot swim

Most fish cannot backwards. Those that can are members of one of the eel families. a

Fish suffocate if they tried to because chewing would with water passing their gills. a

The biggest in the world is the giant whale which can grow to nearly 60 or the length of two school buses. It over 25 tons and eats plankton. It has over 4,000 though they are only 3 mm d

The most poisonous fish in the is the stone fish. Its sting can shock, paralysis, and even if not treated within a few hours. e

The “piranha” is from the Tupi pira nya and means “scissors.” in freshwater rivers in South piranhas have razor-sharp They typically eat fish, seeds, fruit, and even animals such as horses. there are no proven reports of killing a person, they do eat carcasses. f

The fastest fish is the It can swim as fast as a car travels on the d

The slowest fish is a seahorse. It so slowly that a person can tell it is moving. The slowest is the Seahorse, which takes one hour to travel five It even looks like it is standing up, not swimming. d

Some do not have scales. Sharks, for have rough sandpapery instead of scales. d

Fish multiple Christian and pre-Christian For example, the Greek word for is Ichthys . which is an acronym for Christ, God’s Son, and was used to mark early tombs and meeting places. of their association with fish have also linked to Isis and Aphrodite. f In fugu literally means pig

In Japan, the fugu . or puffer is a succulent but lethal delicacy. It tetrodotoxin, a deadly poison. it is so delicious that Japanese risk their lives to it. To make this high-risk chefs must have a from a special school teaches preparation of this fish. e

Hammerhead sharks can in schools of more than 500 The strongest female swims in the When she is ready to mate, she her head from side to to signal the other female to move away so she is the center of a

Some desert pupfish can in hot springs that reach greater than 113° F. f

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A emperor angelfish lives with up to five female If the emperor angelfish dies, one of the turns into a male and becomes the leader of the group. f

are approximately 32,000 different of fish in the world today, is more than all the other of vertebrates combined. Scientists are new species all the time. d

The batfish dead when danger is It floats motionless on its side scared, making it look a dead leaf floating on the of the water. d

Anableps, four-eyed can see above and below water at the time. d

Sometimes tornadoes up fish while traveling water and carry them land, where the fish down. These “fish have been happening for of years. Roman writer the Younger describes this in the 1st century A.D. f

Lampreys and are the most primitive form of still living today. c

Male anglerfish are much than the female. While the can reach up to 24 inches long, the barely reach 1.6 inches and live as parasites on their They stay together for

As the male ages, he gets and smaller. The female anglerfish’s is always “on.” c Close to 99% of the remains unexplored

Scientists explored only 1% of the ocean They believe millions of new of animals and fish are down waiting to be discovered. c

Empty egg cases sometimes wash up the beach. Some people them mermaid purses. f

have been amazed for that salmon, after across the ocean, can find the where they were In the Yukon River in Alaska and in certain tagged Chinook covered nearly 2,000 in 60 days. Salmon also adapted to live in a variety of environments, including rivers, estuaries, coal reefs, and the sea. c

Fish were the vertebrates with bony to appear on Earth. Unlike fish, early fish had no fins, or jawbone, but they did a dorsal fin. f

Hagfish are of the slimiest animals on earth. An hagfish can make enough in one minute to fill a bucket. d

bony fish, sharks and do not have swim bladders. have to swim all the time, when they are sleeping. they will sink to the of the ocean. f

A seahorse can move of its eyes separately. One eye can look while the other looks Seahorses can also change color to match their f

Most types of seahorses for life. Female seahorses lay eggs inside a pouch on the seahorse’s belly. When the are ready to hatch, the male onto a piece of seaweed his tail and rocks back and until the babies pop out of his pouch. f

Unlike most other the ocean sunfish does not a tail. A female sunfish can lay 300 eggs each year. egg is smaller than the period at the end of a f

The term “fish” is used referring to one species of fish 10 salmon are 10 fish). The term is used when referring to than one species (e.g. 10 3 trout, and 1 angel fish are 14 e

The freshwater Pygmy and Luzon of the Philippines, the saltwater Marshal goby, and the tiny rice from Thailand all reach a length of 1/2, roughly the of a grain of rice. They are considered the world’s smallest c

— Posted April 9,

a Britannica Illustrated Science 2008. Fish and Amphibians . IL: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.

b Charles. “World’s Oldest Hook Show Early Fished Deep Sea .” Science. November 24, 2011. March 27, 2012.

f —-. Fish (Eyewitness Books) . New NY: Dorling Kindersley Limited.

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