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Amazing Animals: Fish Quiz
by Staff
There are so many types of fish, with so many fascinating differences between species. Test your knowledge about fish and marine life with this quiz.

What feature sets fish apart from other water-dwelling animals?

  • gills
  • backbone
  • two-chambered heart

What's the proper term for the study of fish?

  • piscatory
  • ichthyology
  • fishology

Which of the following is true about fish scales?

  • All fish are covered in scales.
  • Fish scales do not overlap.
  • Older fish have larger scales.

Which part of a fish's body does not help enhance its hearing?

  • gills
  • gas bladder
  • lateral line

What is the largest fish?

  • whale shark
  • basking shark
  • giant catfish

What is the fastest fish in the ocean?

  • swordfish
  • sailfish
  • blue marlin

Which fish has the longest migration route?

  • salmon
  • bluefin tuna
  • European eel

What's the main difference between the shark's class of fish and other fish classes?

  • Sharks are larger than other fish.
  • Sharks are carnivorous.
  • Sharks have skeletons made out of cartilage.

What type of "fish" was a recent household fad in the United States?

  • goldfish
  • singing fish
  • clown fish

How far can flying fish glide in the air?

  • 5 feet (1.5 meters)
  • 20 feet (6 meters)
  • 50 feet (15 meters)