Flashcards in Types of Fish Deck (23):
Name an example of long-lived species of fish.
Name some characteristics of the white sturgeon.
1. Largest freshwater fish species in North America
2. Lives over 150 years
3. 12 ft 1100 Ibs
What are superlative fishes?
Unusual fish with strange characteristics
Name an example of a superlative fish.
Name some characteristics of the coelacanth.
1. Primitive (Old)
2. Living Fossil
3. Tetrapod ancestor
4. 6 ft 200 Ibs
5. Oil emersion system of buoyancy
Who was known to have discovered the coelacanth?
What are Ganoid Fish?
A fish that has unusual scales and inside structures
What is the largest fish in the world?
What is the most venomous fish species?
What fish mistakes human urethra for food?
What fish has very restricted habitats due its few numbers and could be the rarest fish in the world?
Devil's Hole Pupfish
Characteristics of Queensland Lungfish
1. Can live on land for 4 years
2. Become dormant when ponds are dry
What are Physostome fish? Examples.
Fish that have a pneumatic duct that connects to the gas bladder and alimentary canal
-Bichirs, Gars, Carps, Trouts, Herrings, Catfishes, Eels, and Lungfishes
Characteristics of the Gas Bladder for Physostome Fish
1. Gas Bladder can be filled with water or emptied through mouth
2. Serve as a lung
What are Physoclistous Fish?
Fish that lack a pneumatic duct that connects to the gas bladder and alimentary canal
Characteristics of the Gas Bladder for Physocilstous Fish.
1. Serves as buoyancy organ
2. Gasses are transferred there through the gas gland and rate mirabile
Characteristics of Halibut Fish. (4)
1. Largest Flatfish in the world
2. Omnivorous (eat both meat and plants)
3. Highly regarded food
4. Born with opposite eyes (one moves to the other side)
Where in the world would you find a wide range of diversity of fish?
What fish is considered the ugliest fish in the world?
What fish has venom glands near (or on) spines that are easily ruptured?
What fish is consider to be gill rackers and filter feeders?
What fish is able to generate 1 volt of electricity, but not able to stung prey?
Peter's Elephant-nose Fish