Fish have the ability to smell as well as taste. This ability is called chemoreception, or detecting environmental chemical stimuli through smell and taste.Know More
Fish have extremely well-developed chemoreception, especially some species of eels and sharks. Fish have two nostrils on both sides of their heads but there is no connection between the nostrils and the throat.
The chemoreception organ in fish is called the olfactory rosette. The size of this organ is proportional to a fish's sense of smell. Salmon and sharks can detect levels of a chemical that are as low as one part per billion.
Fish also have taste buds all over their mouths as well as on their lips and tongue. Some fish, such as catfish and goatfish, have whiskers, called barbels, that have taste structures.Learn more about Fish
According to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the diet of the striped bass consists mostly of fish, namely the threadfin shad, gizzard shad and blueback herring. Striped bass are medium-sized fish that live in rivers and lakes, although they occasionally migrate to and from saltwater.Full Answer >
Lake Michigan is home to coho salmon, yellow perch, rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, multiple sunfish species, steelhead species, chinook salmon and lake trout. Lake Michigan is stocked annually with more than 15 million fish. The most common fish that are stocked include brown trout, coho salmon and chinook salmon.Full Answer >
The leopard puffer is a marine reef fish that has been introduced as an aquarium fish. It is about 3 inches long and covered with black spots. It also has blue-and-yellow stripes.Full Answer >
Bony fish have a variety of reproductive strategies, but in most species two separate sexes release sperm and eggs into the water, and fertilization occurs externally. Parental care is quite rare, but seahorses and a few other species do care for their young. Some bony fish change sexes depending on conditions, while others fertilize eggs internally or even birth live young.Full Answer >