Interesting Fish Facts

1.) Since a fish’s jaw is not attached to its skull, many fish can shoot their mouths forward like a spring to catch startled prey.

2.) The batfish plays dead when danger is near. It floats motionless on its side when scared, making it look like a dead leaf floating on the surface of the water.

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3.) A female sunfish can lay 300 million eggs each year (More than any known vertebrae). Each egg is smaller than the period at the end of a sentence.

4.) The mudskipper is a fish that spends most of its time out of water and can “walk” on its fins. It carries a portable water supply in its gill chambers when it leaves the water. The mudskipper can also breathe through the pores of its wet skin.

5.) On average, flying fish can glide 160 feet (50m), but have been known to glide as far as 660 feet (200 m). They can reach heights up to 19 feet (6m).

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