Fish

Fish are aquatic vertebrates that are covered with scales and breathe through gills without needing to leave the water. Fish can be found in saltwater, freshwater, warm waters or cold waters. In this section, you’ll learn all about aquarium and wild fish.

The Sea Lamprey: Habitat and Morphology

The sea lamprey is a creature that really does showcase the incredible biodiversity around us. This species of jawless fish is very easy to recognize. Its fearsome appearance and hematophagous diet have earned it the nickname “sea vampire”. Its mouth…

8 of the Strangest Marine Animals to Amaze You

Here are eight of the strangest marine animals in the world! Prepare to be amazed at this glimpse into the wonderful world beneath the ocean. 1. One of the strangest marine animals: the hairy toadfish Originally from the warm waters…

The Stonefish, a Master of Camouflage

Although it may look like one, it’s not a stone. It’s a living creature that takes the form of a rock and that can hurt any unsuspecting person. The stonefish is a deadly, poisonous species that camouflages itself using grayish…

Two Common Types of Flatfish: Sole and Megrim

The common sole and four-spot megrim are two common types of flatfish. However, people also tend to mix them up a lot. They may be from the same family, and look very similar, but there are some variations that can help…

Why is the Clownfish Orange?

In the coral reefs of the tropics, there are hundreds of striking species of fish. This has influenced a team of researchers to decide to find out what gives the clownfish its orange color and its striking patterns. Why is…

What Is the Red-Lipped Batfish?

The red-lipped batfish (or gcocephalus darwini) is a species of actinopterygian fish. That simply means that its fins contain bone, and it’s one of 60 species of the gcocephalidae family. This species has its habitat only in Ecuador (Galapagos Islands)…

The fauna of the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest underwater habitat on earth. It’s so big that astronauts claim they have no problem seeing it from outer space. It’s so amazing that hundreds of animal species inhabit this amazing ecosystem. Continue reading…