Ten fun facts about Fishes
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Fishes are divided into three basic groups: cartilaginous, bony and lobe-finned fishes. There are over 25,000 identified species of fish on the earth.
They have small brains compared to other animals which are relative to their body size.
Cleaner fishes help other fish by removing dead skin and parasites from their scales
They move by creating a wave motion that moves the length of their bodies. This motion produces the thrust that is necessary for them to move through water.Fact 5
The lateral line system is a specialized sense organ that helps some fishes detect variations in water pressure. They use this like radars to help navigate in dark or muddy water.Fact 6
They feel pain and suffer stress just like birds and mammals.Fact 7
Some fishes like sharks do not possess an air bladder to help keep afloat and therefore they have to swim continually or rest on the bottom.Fact 8
Some species of fishes can fly or glide over the surface and others can climb rocks.Fact 9
Fishes breathe through their gills and have backbone fins and a two-chambered heart. They can sleep with their eyes open, float without casting a shadow and taste without using their mouths.Fact 10
Fish do not have 3D vision but make up with acute interrelated sense of smell and taste. Go to more animal facts ❯
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