Amazing Flying Fish
Flying fish (Exocoetidae) inhabits tropical and Subtropical regions of Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. The fish takes a leap with the powerful tail and glides for a few meters in air, sustained by large wing-like pectoral fins present. Hence the name ‘flying’ fish. To glide upward out of the water, a flying fish moves its tail up to 70 times per second. True flight is not possible. It reaches a size of 30 cm to 45 cm. Scales are large; cycloid. Eyes are also large. Dorsal fin located opposite anal fin.