Fish are the most diverse group of vertebrates in the world, exhibiting an enormous variety of morphology, ecology, behavior; etc. This blog will explore the diversity of the 28,000 recorded species of fishes while discussing the biology that makes this group of organisms so amazing.
Zebrafish (Danio rerio) - a fish not known to emerge out of water.
Mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis) - a fish known to voluntarily strand itself out of water.
Videos are from Alice C. Gibb’s laboratory at Northern Arizona University.
Did you notice any differences? Here’s the science behind it!
Do other fish do this? They sure do! Here’s a gif of the mangrove rivulus (Kryptolebias marmoratus) jumping.
Not sure how to get rid of the gray boxes, but click on them to watch the videos!