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12 Fish Facts

By Kastking | 23 August 2018 | 1 Comments

Fish by The Numbers

Here’s a dozen interesting facts about fish and their environment to keep in mind. It will make you a trivia game wizard every time. Awesome…totally.

12. Total number of fish species

25,000 identified

11. Total amount of time fish have been on earth

450 million years

10. Total amount of estimated unidentified fish species


9. Total percentage of fish that live in fresh water


8. Total percentage of water on the earth that is fresh water


Oceans hold 97 percent of the Earth’s water; the remaining t is freshwater found in glaciers and ice, below the ground, or in rivers and lakes.


7. Total length of the smallest fish (Philippine goby) when fully grown

1/3 of an inch (8.5 mm).

6. Total number of basic groups of fish

3 —  cartilaginous, jawless, bony.

5. Total number of species of Ray Finned (composed of true bone) specifies


4. Total number of families of fish



3. Total number of known species of flying fish


2. Total percentage of water that jellyfish are made up of


1. Total potential life span a whale or a shark

100+ years


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