The most fish

The biggest fish

Shark ; the world’s largest fish is the whale shark (Rhincodon typus) feeding on plankton and widespread in southern parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. The largest specimen, according to measurements made by scientists, had 12,65 m in length, 7 m in girth the thickest part of the body and weight 15-21 T. This shark was caught about O. Baba, near Karachi, Pakistan, 11 November 1949

The little fish

Bull ; all marine fish the short body at the dwarf goby (Trimmatom nanus), inhabiting the Indo-Pacific region. According to the results of measurements, conducted in 1978-79, the average body length of males was 8.9 mm and the female 9 mm.

Som ; In the XIX century in Russia was caught ordinary catfish (Silurus glanis) with a length of 4,6 m and a weight of 336 kg. In our day any freshwater fish that is longer than 1.83 m and weighs 90 kg, is already considered large.The smallest freshwater fish

Pandaka ; The smallest and lightest freshwater fish is the dwarf pandaka (Pandaka pygmaea). This colorless and nearly transparent fish lives in the lakes of the island of Luzon, Philippines. Body length of males 7.5-9.9 mm, and weighs only about 4-5 mg.

Sinarapan ; The smallest commercial fish — sinarapan (Mistichthys luzonensis),a type of goby that are endangered and found only in lake Buhi O. Luzon, Philippines. Males reach 10-13 mm in length, and in order to obtain briquettes of dried fish weighing 454 grams required 70 000 fish.

The oldest fish

Acne ; In 1948 from the aquarium Helsingborgs Museum, Sweden, announced the death of the female European eel (Anguilla Anguilla) named Patti, who was 88 years old. It is believed that she was born in 1860 in the Sargasso sea, North Atlantic ocean, and was caught somewhere in the river at 3 years of age.

The oldest goldfish

Golden carp ; From China there are continued reports about the gold fish and Golden carp (Carassius auratus), having lived more than 50 years, but few of these messages can be considered reliable.

The most valuable fish

Beluga ; the Most expensive fish — the Russian Beluga (Huso huso). Female weight 1227 kg, caught in the Tikhaya Sosna river in V324 G. gave 245 kg the highest quality caviar. which today would be worth $ 200,000.

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