10 Interesting Facts about Flying Fish

Have you ever seen flying fish? The most interesting types of fish will be explained on Facts about Flying Fish. Glide is one of the ability of flying fish. Approximately, there are many 50 species of them all over the world. They usually live in warm waters, such as tropical and subtropical water of Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean. Besides, you can find many of flying fish in the Caribbean Sea. Although, there are many fisherman who hunt flying fish, but they still stable. You will be amaze if you can see flying fish while they are swimming. Here are the other facts about flying fish.

Facts about Flying Fish 1: Classification

Flying fish belong to the animal family of Exococetidae. In Greek, Exococetidae means “lie down outside”. The Japanese flying fish or Cheilopogon agoo and the California flying fish or Cypselurus californicus are some examples of species of flying fish.

Facts about Flying Fish 2: The characteristics

Flying fish have dark blue color on the top and silver below, rigid fins, winglike, large eyes, and forked tail. The large pectoral fins of flying fish can spread out like wings of bird. That is why they are very unique due to easy to be identified. The length is around 18 inches or 45 cm. They belong to small animal.

Flying fish

Flying fish

Facts about Flying Fish 3: Easy to catch

For fisherman, catching a flying fish is very easy. Because they leap into small and can be catched from the little boats.

Facts about Flying Fish 4: Four-winged flying fish

Four-winged flying fish have wing-like pelvic fins. It also help them to glide.

Four-winged flying fish

Four-winged flying fish

Facts about Flying Fish 5: Life span

Approximately, the life span of flying fish is around 5 years.

Facts about Flying Fish 6: Behaviour

Swimming in groups is one of the behaviour of flying fish. The group of flying fish is known as school. They also like to break on the surface and glide in the air to avoid the predators. The speed of their glide can reach 37 mph.

Flying fish swim in groups (school)

Flying fish swim in groups (school)

Facts about Flying Fish 7: Mating

During the mating season, flying fish prefer to swarm together. The mating season will happen during the spring. During spawning, flying fish will look for single area.

Facts about Flying Fish 8: Diet

Plankton and crustaceans are the diet of flying fish, including bacteria, tiny animals, ans plants. Flying fish were usually looking their diet at night.

Plankton are the diet of flying fish

Plankton are the diet of flying fish

Facts about Flying Fish 9: The shape of flying fish

The shape of flying fish looks like torpedo. While they are swimming, their fins are closed in order to make the movement faster in the water.

Facts about Flying Fish 10: Predators

Mackerel, tuna, marlin, swordfish, and even humans are the predators of flying fish.

Swordfish is the predator of flying fish

Swordfish is the predator of flying fish

We have talked facts about flying fish. Are you interested to read this article? Do you know other facts about it? Hopefully, this article will help you to know more about flying fish.




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