The site that provides beautiful photographs, videos and pictures of numerous fish species together with interesting facts and information about each species. The species detailed are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium, Marine, Pet, Pond, Clown, Koi, Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral. Check Out Our Fish Videos!
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Interesting Information about Fish Species
There are over 32,000 different fish species in the world. A person who studies fish species is called an ichthyologist. So welcome to all ichthyologists! There are links to sections of the most popular fish species. Each one of the individual fish species we have featured provides interesting facts, information and stunning photographs and videos. A great resource for identifying different types of fishes together with useful facts and information. All fish species are vertebrates (have a backbone) and most breathe through gills and have fins and scales. Many also have a variety of protrusions or spines on the head.
Interesting Fish Species Information and Facts - How are different fish species identified?
The colours, shapes and sizes of fish species vary enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process. A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a fish species identification process. The fish species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi, Beta ( Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones, Coral.
|Interesting Information and Facts - How do you identify the sex of a particular fish species?|
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!
Interesting Information and Facts - Why do most fish species have gills?
Gills enable most fish species to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some species, however have lungs and breathe air.
Interesting Information and Facts - Why do different fish species have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:
Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. Dorsal fins lend stability in swimming.
Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. Ventral fins lend stability in swimming.
Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. Caudal fins propel through the water.
Anal fins. The Anal fin is located on the anus area of fishes. Anal fins lend stability in swimming.
Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. Pectoral fins are for locomotion and side to side movement
Adipose fins. The Adipose fin is an extra fleshy fin on the back behind the dorsal fin as in salmons, smelts, and lanterns to lend stability in swimming.
Cephalic fins: The cephalic fin are the "horns" of manta rays and close relations
Interesting Information and facts on different Fish Species
Facts about Fish Species - How are different fishes species identified? Why are they slimy?
Important Fish Species Facts and info - How do you identify the sex of a particular species?
Species Facts and Info - Why do most have gills? - Why do different fish species have fins?
Tropical Species, Saltwater Species, Aquarium Species, Marine Species, Pet Species, Pond Species, Clowns, Kois, Betas (Bettas), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angels, Puffers, Discus, Piranhas, Rainbow, Parrots, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones, Corals
Facts about Fish Species
Aquatic Species Fact: Someone who studies different fish species is called an ichthyologist
Aquatic Species Fact: Over 32,000 different species of fish have been identified and more fish species are being discovered and identified every day!
Aquatic Species Fact: The plural of the word fish is fishes, however when describing more than one fish of the same species, the word fish is still used instead of the plural! An example would be 20 Puffer Fish, not 20 Puffer Fishes!
Aquatic Species Fact: The Female seahorse lays her eggs in a special pouch on the male seahorse's stomach, he then takes care of the eggs until the baby seahorses hatch
Aquatic Species Fact: Anableps are known as four-eyed fish! In fact they only have two eyes but each eye has two pupils so they can see above and below the water a the same time
Aquatic Species Fact: Fish do not have vocal chords but they can make sounds! The Oyster toadfish for example uses its swim bladder to produce a loud wailing sound which has been compared to the sound of a foghorn!
Aquatic Species Fact: The Box Jellyfish is one of the most venomous creatures in the sea, the toxins from its venom attacks the nervous system, heart and skin!
Fish Species Fact: Jellyfish are composed of more than 90% water
Fish Species Fact: There are over 80 species of seahorse
Facts About Fish Species
Fish Species Fact 1: A goldfish can live for up to ten years
Fish Species Fact 2: The Piranhas teeth are sharp enough to cut through a steel fishing hook!
Fish Species Fact 3: The rainbow fish is considered an ideal species for the beginner, they are hardy and integrate well with most aquarium fish species
Facts About Fish Species
Fish Species Fact 5: The Red Bellied Piranha has the most fearsome reputation
Fish Species Fact 6: A lobsters teeth are in its stomach, an area called the ‘gastric mill’
Fish Species Fact 7: When threatened, the puffer fish can inflate itself up to three times its normal size!