If you are looking for some facts about fish, then buckle down as this article is what you have been looking for. Given below are some fish facts that review distinctive features, habitat, behaviors and diet of different specie of fish. Read on and enjoy these fascinating facts about fish.

  • Fish are known to have been on Earth for over 450 million years.
  • There are more than 25,000 recognized fish species on Earth and more than 15,000 fish species are yet to be discovered.
  • The total number of fish species is greater than the total number of reptiles, birds, mammals and amphibians species combined.
  • Although the Earth has less than 1% freshwater, around 40% of fish species are freshwater-dwelling fish.
  • While some species of fish can create sounds by rasping their teeth, some like catfish can create sounds through swim bladder filled with air.
  • Many fish facts acknowledge the capability of fish species to fly, climb in the rock, skip in the water surface and glide.
  • It is known that the biggest fish on Earth is the Great whale shark, measuring around 50 feet long.
  • On the other hand, Philippine goby is considered as the smallest fish. A full-grown goby can measure less than 1/3 inch.
  • Just like birds and mammals, fish also suffer from stress and feel pain.

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