Interesting facts about sardines

Sardines are common names that refer to various small, oily fish in the herring family Clupeidae. The term “sardine” was first used in English during the early 15th century and may come from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, around which sardines were once abundant. There are 21 species that may be classed as sardines. They … Read more

Interesting facts about stingrays

Stingrays are flat-bodied rays noted for the long, sharp spines on their tails. There are about 220 known stingray species organized into 10 families and 29 genera. Stingrays are common in coastal tropical and subtropical marine waters throughout the world. There are species in warm temperate oceans, and some found in the ocean. A stingray … Read more

Interesting facts about cichlids

Cichlids are one of the most attractive and fish species on Earth. There are more than 1,700 known species of cichlid with more being found each year. There is an estimate that there are between 2,000 and 3,000 different species in total! Vivid, vibrant, and varied, cichlids species include angelfish, Oscars, discus, green terror, yellow … Read more

Interesting facts about common carp

The common carp or European carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwater fish. Common carp are native to Europe but have been widely introduced and are now found worldwide except for the poles and northern Asia. They live large and small man made and natural reservoirs and pools, and in slow or fast moving rivers. They … Read more

Interesting facts about northern pikes

The northern pike (Esox lucius), known simply as a pike is a species of carnivorous fish. It is found throughout the northern hemisphere, including Russia, Europe and North America. Northern pikes inhabit almost every type of freshwater, from cold deep lakes, to warm shallow ponds, to muddy rivers. Having a broad range of tolerances for water temperature, … Read more

Interesting facts about eels

An eel is a snake-like fish with a slender elongated body and poorly developed fins, proverbial for its slipperiness. There are over 800 different species of eel. The term “eel” originally referred to the European eel, and the name of the genus means “European-eel-shaped.” Eels can live for 70 years or more – depending on … Read more

Interesting facts about trout

Trout is the common name for a number of species of freshwater fish. They are native to the Northern Hemisphere but have been widely introduced to other areas. Trout are distributed naturally throughout North America, northern Asia and Europe. Several species of trout were introduced to Australia and New Zealand by amateur fishing enthusiasts in … Read more

Interesting facts about sturgeons

Sturgeon is the common name for the 27 species of fish belonging to the family Acipenseridae. They are all found in the northern hemisphere. They range from subtropical to subarctic waters in North America and Eurasia. Sturgeons are mostly live in large, freshwater lakes and rivers but some species also travel to the ocean and return … Read more