The scientific study of fish is called Ichthyology
Cyanide is deadly poison but the poison in a puffer fish is said to be 275 times deadlier.
The flatfish known as “sole” was given that name because it looks like the bottom of a shoe.
A flounder spends all its adult life lying on its right side. A fluke spends all its adult life lying on its left side. Go figure.
A winter flounder’s eyes are on the right side of its head but the summer flounder’s eyes are on the left.
A Flounder can change color to match its surroundings but not if it’s blind.
A typical tuna swims 100 miles a day.
The candlefish got its name from the fact that if you dry it out and stick a wick in it, it’ll burn like a candle...lots of oil in that candlefish.
The vicious barracuda got its name from the Spanish word for “overlapping teeth.”
People in the lower Amur River area of Siberia make clothing out of halibut skin.
Halibut tend to remain calm during a crisis; salmon tend to panic.
The sponge is an animal but it has no organs...not a one.
Salamanders always have twins.
The lantern fish has a spot on its head that glows so brightly you can read by it. No, the lantern fish can’t read. Nature isn’t always fair.
Flowery Flounder, Hawaii
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Great Barracuda and Jacks
Did you know...
The hermit crab lives inside an empty shell, on which a sea anemone often rides as a “bodyguard.” The anemone’s stinging tentacles deter predators, and in return it gains mobility and thus a wider feeding range, as well as scraps of the crab’s food.