• A whale of a fish.

The largest fish on the planet is the whale shark, up to 60 feet long and weighs over 15 tons.

• Fishing for fish with fish.

Remoras are used in some parts of the world to catch fish. Fishermen tie a line to its tail, then the remora is pulled up after it sucks onto a fish.

• The fastest gums in the west.

Frogfish are the world's fastest reflex feeders. They can open their mouths to suck in a fish faster than you can blink your eye (1/400 second).

• An animal that always has his head screwed on right.

The seahorse is the only animal with its head at a right angle to its body.

• The Pony Express wouldn't want to use this horse.

The seahorse is slowest fish on the planet. Of the 30 species of seahorses, the slowest (Dwarf Seahorse) zips along at 0.001 miles per hour. It would take about one hour to travel five feet.

• An animal smorgasbord!

The seahorse is like a bunch of animals all rolled into one. It has a head like a horse. A long mouth like an anteater. Eyes like a lizard that can move independently of each other. A hard exoskeleton like an insect. And, a long, flexible tail like a monkey for holding onto things.

• This fish can blow your socks off!

The Black Marlin is the fastest fish on the planet! It has been clocked swimming up to 80 miles per hour (129 kilometers per hour)!

• Largest bony fish on the planet!

The Sunfish (Mola mola) is the largest bony fish. It can weigh up to 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms). (Fishes are divided into two groups: fish with cartilage skeletons (sharks & rays) and fish with bone skeletons (all other fishes).)

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