30 Interesting Fun Facts about Fishes

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With various kinds of fish on earth, there are equally various things to discover about them, some of which are below.

30 Interesting Fun Facts about Fishes

 Approximately, there are 32,000 kinds of fishes in the world today
 Catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, almost four times that of humans
 Fish have been on earth for more than 450 million years ago
 Fish that have thin fins with a split tail indicates they move very quickly
 Fish were the first vertebrates with bony skeletons to appear on earth today
 Fish were well established even before dinosaurs came to earth
 Fish will suffocate if they tried to chew because the of the water passing over their gills
 It has been estimated that there may be well over 15,000 species of fish that are yet to be identified
 Lungfish can live out of water for many years
 Most brand of lipsticks contain fish scales
 Most fish cannot swim backwards
 Most fish have taste buds all over their bodies
 Pollution in water can change the sex of fish
 Salt-water fish needs to drink more water that fresh water fish
 Seahorse is the slowest fish on earth
 Seahorses are the only fish that can swim upright
 Some fish can see ultraviolet light
 Some fishes such as shark do not have scales but might have structures with similar functions
 Some species of fish can climb rock
 Starfish are not fish, neither are jellyfish
 The age of a fish can be determined the growth rings on its scales
 The batfish plays dead, floating motionlessly when sacred or danger is near
 The biggest fish in the world is the Giant Whale Shark, which can grow up to the length of two school buses
 The flying fishing on average can glide up to 160 feet and can reach heights up to 190 feet
 The four-eyed fish, Anableps, can see below water and above water
 The mudskipper is a fish that spend most of its time outside the water and can walk on its fins
 The oldest fishhook ever founds dates back to about 42,000 years ago
 The oldest known age for a fish was that of an Australian lungfish. In 2003, it was still well at 65 years of age
 The sailfish is the fastest fish in the world
 The smallest fish is the Philippines goby, which is less than one-third an inch when fully grown
 The stonefish is the most poisonous fish in the world
 The two most primitive forms of fish still living today are lampreys and hagfish
 Unlike most other fish, ocean sunfish does not have a tail


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