Mrigal Carp (Cirrhinus cirrhosus) and Its Life History

Fish is one of the major sources of animal origin protein. Fisheries have a unique role in providing employment, foreign exchange earnings, and nutrition. About 65 to 70 percent of the protein we consume every day comes from fish. There are various species of fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae under the order Cypriniformes. These fish are … Read more

Fish Food and Types: Natural and Supplementary Food

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Fishes are cold-blooded vertebrate aquatic animals. They prefer to feed various types of food due to their different food and feeding habits. Among them, some feed on plant-based food and some like to eat animal-based foods while many fish species take both plants and animals based food and they are known as omnivorous. In this … Read more

Fish: Size Variations, Appearance and Its Body Parts

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Fish are cold-blooded aquatic vertebrate animals with torpedo shaped body. They have a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. There are approximately 34,000 species of fish in the fresh and salt waters of the world. Size Variations There are numerous living fish species in the world. Among them, many fish are under a few … Read more

Chondrichthyes Vs Osteichthyes:General Characteristics and Differences

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There are approximately 34,000 known fish species throughout the world which live in either fresh or saltwater environments. They are cold-blooded animals but only the opah (Lampris guttatus) is warm-blooded fish which is also known as cravo, kingfish, moonfish, and Jerusalem haddock.   There are two main groups of fish, namely Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes based … Read more

Fish Fins: Types, Modification and Functions

Fins are one of the most distinguishing features of a fish and they have several different forms. Two types of fins are found in most of the fish: median and paired fins. Median fins are single in number which runs down the mid-line of the body. In fishes, median fins are dorsal, caudal and anal … Read more