What is Fish?

  • (verb): Catch or try to catch fish or shellfish.
    Example: "I like to go fishing on weekends"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A fish is any member of a paraphyletic group of organisms that consist of all gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits. Included in this definition are the living hagfish, lampreys, and cartilaginous and bony fish, as well as various extinct related groups. Most fish are ectothermic ("cold-blooded"), allowing their body temperatures to vary as ambient temperatures change, though some of the large active swimmers like white shark and tuna can hold a higher core temperature. Fish are abundant in most bodies of water. They can be found in nearly all aquatic environments, from high mountain streams (e.g., char and gudgeon) to the abyssal and even hadal depths of the deepest oceans (e.g., gulpers and anglerfish). At 32,000 species, fish exhibit greater species diversity than any other group of vertebrates.

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Namor - Powers and Abilities - Formerly Depicted Abilities
... power of the electric eel!" In the same issue, "the radar sense of the cave fish from the lowest depths of the sea" enables him to sense the presence of Sue Storm when she is invisible. 1964) in the former he also manifests the power to inflate his body like a puffer fish ... since lost his power to imitate the characteristics of fish..." His electrical abilities were, however, seen out of comic continuity in 1991's Spider-Man The Video Game ...
Finnish Cuisine - Finnish Food - Fish
... in Finland provide many opportunities for fishing and fish has always been an important protein source ... Several ways to prepare fish are used, including frying, boiling, drying, salting, fermenting, cold smoking or simply slicing sea fish and eating it raw ... It is common to smoke any types of fish, like salmon, zander, pike, perch and Baltic herring ...
Trumpeter (disambiguation) - Animals
... Trumpeter Swan, a large swan, sometimes informally called a "trumpeter" Fish Trumpeter (fish), a family of marine fish Latridae Trumpeter whiting (Sillago maculata ...
Petersburg, Alaska - History
... north end of Mitkof Island was a summer fish camp utilized by Kake Tlingits from Kupreanof Island ... Remnants of fish traps and some petroglyphs have been carbon-dated back some 2,000 years ... from the nearby LeConte Glacier which would provide a source for cooling fish) ...
Oily Fish
... Oily fish have oil in their tissues and in the belly cavity around the gut ... Examples include small forage fish, such as sardines, herring and anchovies, and other larger pelagic fish, such as salmon, trout, ilish and mackerel ... Oily fish can be contrasted with whitefish, which contain oil only in the liver, and much less overall than oily fish ...

More definitions of "Fish":

  • (noun): The twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20.
    Synonyms: Pisces, Pisces the Fishes
  • (noun): The flesh of fish used as food.
    Example: "In Japan most fish is eaten raw"; "after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat"; "they have a chef who specializes in fish"
  • (verb): Seek indirectly.
    Example: "Fish for compliments"
    Synonyms: angle
  • (noun): Any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills.
    Example: "The shark is a large fish"; "in the livingroom there was a tank of colorful fish"
  • (noun): (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces.
    Synonyms: Pisces

Famous quotes containing the word fish:

    Science, which cuts its way through the muddy pond of daily life without mingling with it, casts its wealth to right and left, but the puny boatmen do not know how to fish for it.
    Alexander Herzen (1812–1870)

    All the fish in us
    had escaped for a minute.
    The real fish did not mind.
    We did not disturb their personal life.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Here’s a fish hangs in the net like a poor man’s right in the law; ‘twill hardly come out.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)