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Fish species diversity is roughly divided equally between (oceanic) and ecosystems. in the constitute the centre of diversity for marine fishes, whereas continental freshwater fishes are most diverse in large of , especially the , , and basins. More than 5,600 fish species inhabit freshwaters alone, such that represent about 10% of all species on the Earth. Exceptionally rich sites in the Amazon basin, such as , can contain more freshwater fish species than occur in all of Europe.
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Catching fish for the purpose of food or sport is known as , while the organized effort by humans to catch fish is called a . Fisheries are a huge global business and provide income for millions of people. The annual yield from all fisheries worldwide is about 154 million tons, with popular species including , , , , , and . However, the term fishery is broadly applied, and includes more organisms than just fish, such as and , which are often called "fish" when used as food. 98 reviews of All About Fish
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One reason fish are so diverse is that 70 percent of the planet is covered in water. The animals in this group live in a variety of habitats ranging from coral reefs and kelp forests to rivers, streams, and the open ocean. Another is that fish are very old on the evolutionary scale. According to fossil records, they have been on Earth for more than 500 million years! The total number of living fish species—about 32,000— is greater than the total of all other vertebrate species (amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals) combined.Hooked, cooked, or as pets, fish have always been an integral part of human life. One of the unique creatures, fishes, comprise one of the largest and most diverse categories in vertebrates. Living in the depth of water bodies all across the earth, they truly are amazing, intriguing and fascinating animals. They come in all shapes, colors, and sizes and are considered a good luck charm for having as pets. Here are some of the interesting facts about fish worth knowing:Close relatives of the wrasse, parrotfish are abundant in and around the tropical reefs of all the world’s oceans. There are about 80 identified species, ranging in size from less than 1 to 4 feet in length.Pelagic fish can be categorized as coastal and oceanic fish, based on the depth of the water they inhabit. Coastal pelagic fish inhabit sunlit waters up to about deep, typically above the continental shelf. Examples of species include forage fish such as , , shad, and menhaden and the predatory fish that feed on them. Oceanic pelagic fish typically inhabit waters below the continental shelf. Examples include larger fish such as , , , and even .For a fish like the rockfish, does catch-and-release work? Check out the brochure from California Sea Grant. Part of the problem is separating the rockfish and knowing what you have. Even in the grocery store, multiple species have been lumped under the name rockfish, red snapper or rock cod. The rockfishes are neither true red snappers or types of cod, although several species may now be called red snappers. The fishes we refer to as rockfishes are the fishes in the genus and . Rock fish live near and at the bottom in the coastal region from the nearshore areas out over the continental shelf and down to about 800 m below sea level on continental slopes. Some like to live on rocky substrates. They are good sized fish for eating, for example the possibly threatened Canary rockfish grows to weigh about 10 pounds. A fish is a water-dwelling animal that breathes through gills and has a backbone, fins and a two-chambered heart. If you're the incurious sort, that may be all you care to know about them -- other than perhaps which ones taste better with cocktail or tartar sauce. But for those of us who fancy fish, they're endlessly fascinating creatures, about whom we can't learn enough