Fishermen, as usual, have lots of stories to tell when they gather around to talk. They have really had lots of amazing stories and tales to tell. Sometimes, they try to tell some tales what makes them most proud and their counterparts jealous. Very few people are lucky enough to catch one of the biggest fish around the earth.
Here is the chart of top 10 biggest fish lives in the earth –
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Whale shark – the gentle giant, and the largest fish in the sea. Their average size grows up to 40 feet in lengths and its weight around 20k pounds. Their huge mouths are nearly 5 feet wide. Luckily for sea inhabitants and of course for us, this giant animal’s main food is plankton. They loot those tiny creatures and plants along with various small fishes from the ocean.
The whale shark usually dwells in tropical and warm parts of the seas. The fish is generally oceanic but don’t inhabit in much depth places of the ocean. The whale shark is a filter feeder. Though it possesses huge size, it doesn’t possess any threat to human. Many Whale shark displays on world’s largest public aquariums. This giant animal is from kingdom ‘’Animalia’’ and its binomial name is ‘’Rhincodon typus’’.
The Basking shark is the second largest living fish in the world, after the whale shark. The adult version of this fish can reach up to 26 feet in length. They usually have a brownish color with speckled skin. It can be found in world’s temperate oceans. They are slow-moving sharks and don’t go into hibernation. Basking shark could be found in temperate places in the oceans.
They are usually whirling alone around the oceans. Their main food is zooplankton and just like whale shark they are too filter feeder. Despite their hulk size appearances, they possess no danger to human or don’t harm them. Basking shark’s numbers are decreasing rapidly due to overfishing. They are very popular commercial fish. The Basking shark is from kingdom ‘’Animalia’’ and the binomial name of this fish is ‘’Cetorhinus Maximus’’.
The giant oceanic manta ray is large rays is associating with the ‘’Manta’’ genus. This is undoubtedly the largest ray species in the world. It can reach up to 23feet in length. This ray species can be found in tropical and subtropical waters, it can also be found in temperate and warm waters. It is found usually in Oceania and African areas. This ray species are one of the largest due to a large saw in its head.
Manta ray is truly one of the divers on the oceans and gives people pleasure by its diving capability. The main food of manta rays is planktons and it wisely popular to scuba divers. This fish is also in endangering due to overfishing. Areas, where mantas assemble, are too much popular with tourists. This animal is part of ‘’Animalia’’ kingdom, its genus is ‘Manta’’ and the binomial name is ‘’Manta Birostris’’.
The great white shark is undoubtedly the most famous shark among every kind of sharks. It gained fame due to film series ‘’Jaws’’. The great white shark is also known as ‘’great white’’, ‘’white shark’’, ‘’white death’’ etc. The great white shark is famous for its hulk size lengths and shapes. The female white shark can be reached up to 20feet in length and its swimming speed can be reached up to 56km/hr. The great white shark is world’s largest predator.
The novel Jaws by Peter Benchley and filmmaker Steven Speilberg’s film series portrayed it as the killer whale and focused on shark attacks on humans. One such colossus is Deep Blue. This animal is part of ‘’Animalia’’ kingdom and its binomial name is ‘’Carcharodon Carcharias’’.
Ocean sunfish also called ‘’mole’’ is another kind of giant fish. But, truth to be told, it actually looks like only half a fish and its body structure is too much fun. The word ‘’mola’’ comes from a Latin word which means ‘’millstone’’. They are a silvery color and their body has a severe skin grain. Mola is usually found in temperate and tropical places around the earth. They can often be seen under the sun near to the surface. They can’t shut their mouth fully cause their mouth is usually too small to fully shut down. Their main food is parasites
They can reach highest 11feet at length and weight up to 2.5 tons. Ocean sunfish are commonly known as the ‘’bony fish’’. They are part of ‘’Animalia’’ kingdom and their binomial name is ‘’Mola mola’’.
The Majestic Marlin Brasil is one of the most coveted game fish around the world. Fishermen always desire to catch these fish cuz it can bring them huge profit due to its huge desirability. The female marlin can be reached up to four or five times larger than its male version. Blue Marlin averagely can be reached up to 11feet in its length. Nobel laureate Ernest Hemmingway included this fish in his infamous book ‘’the old man and the Sea’’.
In tropical areas, its popularity is vast due to gaming reason. This giant fish possesses a huge spike in its mouth. Blue Marlin is a part of ‘’Animalia’’ kingdom and its binomial name is ‘’Makaira Nigricans’’.
Atlantic bluefin tuna is a species of tuna. It mainly inhabits in eastern and western parts of the Atlantic Ocean. It can also be found in the Mediterranean Sea. It can exceed 500 kg in weight. It is highly popular for commercial perspective. In Japanese market, there are popular foods like ‘’Shushi’’ generally produce from bluefin tuna. Atlantic Bluefin Tuna is a part of ‘’Animalia’’ kingdom and its binomial name is ‘’Thunnus Thynnus’’.
Halibut is another kind of giant fish. It is widely popular during catholic days and that’s why it is also known as ‘’holy fish’’. It can be reached up to 15feet at length and weight as much as 700 pounds. It has a massive lifespan. Halibut can live up to 50 years. It is highly esteemed as ‘’food fish’’. It is generally found in temperate places like northern Atlantic, Greenland, Iceland etc.
Halibut is a part of ‘’Animalia’’ kingdom and its binomial name is ‘’Hippoglossus hippoglossus’’.
Sturgeon is another giant fish. It can reach up to 7-12 feet in length. Sturgeons are long-lived and late –developing fish around the world. Its lifespan can exceed 100 years. It can be found in subtropical, temperate, sub-arctic rivers, coastlines in Eurasia and North America.
Making giant catfish is another giant fish. It is the fastest growing giant fish. A female version of this fish holds the top spot in Guinness World Record Books as the world’s largest freshwater fish.
Underwater is amazing. It’s more amazing to see the biggest creatures of this massive place. You can see the outstanding world under the water to be amazed.
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