Before knowing some interesting facts about our beloved fish it should be noted that FISH & FISHES are two different things .The term  fish is used when we refer to only one species of fish  like 5 salmon are 5 fish while the term fishes is used when we refer more than one species like 5 salmon& 7 shark are 12 fishes.

Fishes have been on the earth for more than 450 millions years.

Fishes were present long before dinosaurs presence on earth.

There are some fish whose names suggest that they are fish but they actually don't belongs to fish kingdom and the reason behind that is they don't have bones,gills, and scales. Starfish and Jellyfish are the examples.

Most fish reproduce by laying eggs but there are some fish like white shark which give birth to baby and their  young ones are called pups.

The largest fish is the great whale shark (Rhincodon typus)which can reach fifty feet in length and weigh an average of 20 tons.

The smallest fish is the Philippine goby (Paedocypris Progenetica) that is less than 1/3 of an inch when fully grown.

Sharks are the only fish that have eyelids.

Most fishes have taste buds all over the body.

Fish can drown in water. Like humans, fish need oxygen, so if there isn’t enough oxygen in the water, they will suffocate.

The most venomous fish in the world is the stonefish.

The dwarf seahorse swims at about 0.01 mph, making it the slowest fish in the world.

The sailfish is widely considered the fastest fish in the ocean nearly 70 mph.

Piranhas are South American fish with razor-sharp teeth and a reputation for eating fish, insects, seeds, fruit, and even larger animals such as horses.

Lungfish can live without water for several days. It can survive on land because it has both gills and a lung.

Some fish do not have scales. Sharks, for example, have rough sandpapery skin instead of scales

Fish have excellent senses of sight, touch, taste and many possess a good sense of smell and 'hearing.

  • Fish like Electric eels can generate electricity 

  • Interesting but true most lipsticks brands are made from fish scales

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