Tiny, tenacious and toxicSometimes we think we know everything about something only to find out we really don't, said a biologist studying tiny fish. Scientists comparing a new clingfish to known ones discovered a new species, and made an important finding about a group of well-studied fish at the same time. They discovered a venom gland that had been missed until now.
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- Film as many
freshwater fish possible
- Highlight issues & problems our fish face
- Show what's being done to help them
- Get more attention from NGOs & Nature Reserves
- Show species & behaviours rarely seen on film.
Fish scales are sometimes used in the manufacture of lipstick.
Sharks have eyelids which they close to protect their eyes when they attack.
Some Pupfish live in water which is 45°C a temperature which would kill most other fish.
Fish have been living on Earth for more than 450,000,000 years.
Lungfish can live out of water for several years.
Seahorses are one of a very small number of fish which swim upright.
Fish were the first creatures to evolve with a true backbone.
An Electric Eel can generate 650 volts of electricity.
There are more species of fish alive today than species of amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds put together.
A fully grown female Sunfish, Mola mola will lay up to 300,000,000 eggs in a single spawning.
The worlds smallest fish Paedocypris progenetica is also the worlds smallest known vertebrate. Adults measure just 7.9mm in length.
Four eyed fish have eyes which can see both above and below the water surface at the same time. They really have just two eyes but the pupils are split giving rise to their common name.