One of the most unique creatures, fishes comprises one of the largest and most diverse categories in vertebrates. Living in the depth of water bodies all across the earth, they truly are amazing, intriguing and fascinating animals. They come in all shapes, colors and sizes and are considered a good luck charm for having as pet. Here are some of the interesting facts about fish you never knew about.
2. Fish Scales make ladies lips look gorgeous
3. Fishes have taste buds all over their body
4. Fishes are counter shaded
In order to be less visible in the waters, most fishes are counter shaded. They are darker on top, lighter or silver on their sides and brightest on their bellies.
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5. Lots of Fishy things!
Fishes are found in more species than all the other species of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals combined. There are approximately 32,000 different kinds of fishes.
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6. Special fish radar helps in navigation
7. Fishes can apparently change sex
8. Some fishes need to swim continuously
Sharks and some other fishes do not possess air bladder which helps them to keep afloat. Therefore, they must keep swimming continuously or rest on the bottom.
9. Fishes have great senses
Fishes are supposed to have excellent sense of touch, taste and sight. Some even have good sense of hearing and smell. And what is more intriguing is that fish can feel pain and experience stress just like other mammals and birds.
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10. Fishes can drown
It would be weird to say that fishes can drown, but that can actually happen. If there is not enough oxygen dissolved in the water, they actually drown.
11. Fishes cannot Chew
12. Deadly Puffer Fish
A special kind of fish, Puffer fish contains enough poison to kill 30 people. The toxin found in this fish is 1200 times deadlier than cyanide.
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13. Fishes make lot of noises even without vocal cords
Fishes make lot of noises to convey their messages. Even though they don’t have vocal cords, they use other parts to moan, grunt, boom, hiss, croak, shriek and wail.
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14. Rain of Fish
A curious event of “RAIN OF FISH” occurs every year in the city Yoro in Honduras where hundreds of fishes rain from the sky.
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15. Male Fishes in British sea are changing sex