Fish Adaptations Essay

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Fish Adaptation Virtual Lab
Nathan Siles

Body Shape

Caudal Fin
Shape

Pectoral Fin Shape/
Location

Location of Pelvic Fin

Number/ Location of
Dorsal Fins

Body Form

Common Name

Fish 1

Deep,
Compressed,
Oval

Square, or Rounded

Shape: Short
Location: Lateral

Front of Body

Number: Single
Location: Long and
Continuous

Flat

Flounder
Sole

Fish 2

Elongated,
Depressed

Square,
Round or
Forked

Shape: Broad
Location: Ventral

Toward Rear of Body

Number: Single, or divided Location: Angular

Bottom
Oriented

White Perch
Darters

Fish 3

Deep,
Compressed

Square or
Rounded

Shape: Broad
Location: Lateral

Front of Body

Number: Single
Location: Long,
Continuous

Deep Bodied Butterfly Fish
Angel Fish

Fish 4

Elongated,
Snake like

Pointed

Shape: Short
Location: Lateral

No pelvic fins!

Number: Single
Location: Long,
Continuous

Eel Like

Eels
Lampreys

Fish 5

Streamlined,
Elongated

Forked

Shape: Narrow
Location: Ventral

Rear of Body

Number: Single
Location: Rear of the
Body

Lie in Wait
Predator

Pike
Gars
Needlefish

Fish 6

Streamlined

Forked

Shape: Narrow
Location: Lateral

Rear of Body

Number: Single or
Divided
Location: Central of
Body

Rover
Predator

Trout
Salmon
Tuna
Mackerel

Fish 7

Slightly
Elongated

Square or
Round

Shape: Narrow
Location: Lateral

Center or Rear of Body

Number: Single
Location: Rear Body

Surface
Oriented

Mosquitofish
Flying Fish
Killifish

How do body forms of fish help them adapt to their environment?
Their body shape can help them to hide, maneuver through places as well as make them faster so that they can get away from or chases predators. Their different fins can make them faster, more agile or even give them more stability…