Are you planning a summer trip to the beach? A creek walk? How about an aquarium visit?
This free external fish anatomy printable (both labeled and unlabeled versions in the download below!) will help you identify the parts of a fish and speak knowledgeably about their unique features.
Check out this cool garage wall painting featuring a variety of fish species. Now, one of these fish is completely different from the others — can you guess which one?
If you guessed Triakis semifasciata, the Leopard shark, you were right! All the fish above (and over 28,000 other species) are bony fish — fish with skeletons of bone (like mammals), that have gill covers, an air bladder, and color vision! However, sharks are cartilaginous fish, meaning their skeletons (like those of rays, skates, and chimaeras) are made of cartilage, instead being made of bone.
Now, some dragons love to eat fish — for example, Toothless the Night Fury. Speaking of Toothless, a NEW How to Train Your Dragon movie is apparently in the works. How exciting!
That being said, do I encourage you & your little dragons to eat fish? No way. Between the toxic pollutants in the aquatic food chain, overfishing and bycatch, reef degradation, and of course, the antibiotics required to keep farmed-fish alive…not worth it, no matter the taste!
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