Also known as the Chilean sea bass, the Patagonian toothfish is found in the cold, temperate waters in the Southern Pacific, Southern Atlantic, Indian, and Southern Ocean on seamounts, continental shelves, and sub-Antarctice islands. They live at depths of about 45 m – 3,850 m. A drawing of the Patagonian Toothfish On average, the weight
The striped bass is a saltwater fish found in the United States and Canada. It is the state fish of South Carolina, Rhode Island, Maryland, New York, and New Hampshire. In Canada, they are found in the Gaspereau River and Minas basin in Nova Scotia. They are native to the Atlantic coastline of North America,
Smallmouth bass is a freshwater fish species that is part of the sunfish family. It is also known as the Smallmouth, Bronzeback, Brown Bass, Brownie, Smallie, Bronze Base, and Bare back Bass. They are one of the black basses, which is a popular game fish sought by North American anglers. Smallmouth in dark waters It
Originally described as Chaetodon faber by the Fresh Naturalist, Pierre-Auguste-Marie Brousoonet in 1782, the Atlantic Spadefish was later changed to Chaetodipturus faber. The Atlantic spadefish is the only member of its family, Ephippidae, to reside in the western Atlantic Ocean. Its range is limited to the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts to south-eastern Brazil. This also
Marine angelfish are a perciform fish that are found on shallow reefs in the tropical Indian, Atlantic, and western Pacific oceans. There are 7 genera and 86 species in this family, which is the Pomacanthidae. These should not be confused with freshwater angelfish that is found in the Amazon river basin. A colourful angelfish Marine
The Pacific Angelshark, also known as a monkfish, was first described by the first Curator of Ichthyology at the California Acadamy of Sciences by William O. Ayres in 1859. They live in the eastern Pacific Ocean, from as far north as southeastern Alaska, to the Gulf of Mexico, Costa Rica, and down so southern Chile.
Pterophyllum is a genus of freshwater fish from the Cichlidae family more commonly known as angelfish. All angelfish species actually originate from the Amazon River, Essequibo River, and Orinoco River basins in South America. There are 3 Pterophyllum species which are known for being laterally compressed round bodies and elongated triangular anal and dorsal fins.
The goldfish is a freshwater fish which can be commonly found in househould aquariums. It was one of the first fish that was domesticated. It is a member of the carp family and is native to east Asia. It was first domesticated in China more than 1000 years ago, and there are several distinct goldfish
The ringstraked guitarfish is a small inshore guitarfish species found in the Northwest Pacific Ocean. Specifically, it is found in the warm temperate and tropical waters in the Northwest Pacific and is native to China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. The Ringstraked guitarfish is native to East Asia This species has been studied in China,
Around the Indo-Pacific and the Australian ocean region, many may come across a peculiar kind of fish that are known as carpet sharks. They are called carpet sharks for its unique and intricate designs that are similar to the household carpets. You can think of them as a household carpet in the water that moves,
The Port Jackson shark is a nocturnal type of bullhead shark that is found in the southern coast of Australia, including at Port Jackson from which its name was derived from. Despite this, it was actually believed to have originated from South Africa. It is a migratory shark species, which travels south in the summer
Just like the common thresher sharks, the pelagic thresher sharks are of the same thresher species but they are mostly identified for their distinctive elongated upper lobes caudal fins. It is the smallest species amongst its thresher sharks species that estimated to grow up in between 3 meters to 3.5 meters in length. They are
The ribbonfish are an open water fish that are named after its slim, ribbon-like appearance. They live in deep waters (but are not bottom feeders) and are rarely seen alive. They are easily recognised from other fish species due to their long, compressed, ribbon or tape-shaped body, short head, and narrow mouth. Drawing of a
The bigeye thresher is a species of the thresher shark family, which is found in temperate and tropical oceans all over the world. Richard Thomas Lowe, a British biologist, was the first person to scientifically describe the bigeye thresher and his findings were published in the the 1840’s in 2 prestigious journals. His description was
Found in the temperate and tropical oceans in the world, Thresher sharks are lamniform sharks from the Alopiidae family. There are 3 species of the thresher shark in the Alopias genus. The reason why this shark was dubbed the thresher shark, is because it has a distinctive thresher-like tail which can actually be as long