Top 10 Endangered Fish

Over the last few years, many species are considered as endangered and there are 115 endangered fish also extent due to this the biodiversity of the world is threatened. Around the world, there are 35 hotspots that support 43% of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians as endemic.

Endangered sDashboardpecies are the species which are at risk of becoming extinct because either they are very few in number or are threatened by changing environmental or predation parameters.

Here is the list of some Endangered Fish which we miss in future

1.Pacific Angel Shark

pacific angel shark endangered fish

Scientific Name – Squatina

Status – Critically Endangered

Size: Females length of approx 2.4 m (7.9 ft) and males 1.8 m (5.9 ft)

  • Angel sharks are mostly found in tropical and warm temperate waters.
  • They have color patterns and flat bodies allow them to blend in very well.
  • They are able to pump water over their gills and allowing them to remain perfectly still.
  • They are slow-growing.
  • They are relatively slow to mature and do not reach reproductive age until they are approximately 13 years old.

2.Bluefin Tuna

bluefin tuna

Scientific Name – Thunnus thynnus

Status – Endangered

Size – 6.5 feet

  • Bluefin tuna is the largest.
  • They are very attractive colored of all the world’s fishes.
  • They migrate across all oceans and can dive deeper than 3,000 feet.
  • Bluefin tuna are made for speed.
  • They increase the size by eating smaller fish, crustaceans, squid, and eels.

3. Angular Roughshark

angular roughshark

Scientific Name – Oxynotus centrina

Status – Vulnerable

Size – Between 50-100 cm

  • Angular Roughshark is found in the eastern Atlantic and in the Mediterranean.
  • They are mostly found at depths between 60 and 660 meters.
  • They are relatively large and they have big spiny dorsal fins which make it easy for them to get caught in fishing nets.
  • They have a broad, flattened head, a short, blunt nose, and two tall dorsal fins.

4. Atlantic Halibut

atlantic halibut

Scientific Name – Hippoglossus Hippoglossus

Status – Endagered

Size: Grow up to 2.75 metres

  • Atlantic halibut is the largest species of flatfish in the world.
  • Atlantic halibut is distributed widely throughout the northern Atlantic.
  • They have oval-shaped bodies.
  • They have both eyes on the right side of their bodies with the left side being totally blind.

5. Atlantic Cod

atlantic cod

Scientific Name – Gadus Morhua

Status – Vulnerable

Size – Up to 150cm

  • Atlantic cod found in the Northwest Atlantic in the cod range from Greenland to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
  • They have heavy-bodied with a large head.
  • They have a blunt snout, and a distinct barbel under the lower jaw.
  • They have different color varies from light yellowish-green to red and olive
  • They with darker speckles on the head.

6.Sperm Whale

sperm whale

Scientific Name – Physeter Macrocephalus

Status – Vulnerable

Size – Grow up to 20 metresThe sperm whales are commonly found in sub-Arctic and sub-Antarctic waters.

  • Sperm whales sometimes carry round scars believed to have come from the suckers of giant squid.
  • Sperm whales spend most of their time on the hunt.
  • They sometimes break off in the afternoon to engage in social behavior.

7.Basking Shark

basking shark

Scientific Name – Cetorhinus Maximus

Status – Vulnerable

Size – Grow upto 11 metres long

  • Basking shark is mostly found in SW Cornwall, Isle of Man, and the west coast of Scotland.
  • The Basking shark is the second-largest fish in the ocean.
  • It is one of a few species that live in temperate latitudes. both north and south of the equator,
  • They are not found between north and south of equator two zones in the tropics.

8.Blue Shark

blue shark endangered fish

Scientific Name – Prionace Glauca

Status – Near Threatened

Size – Grow upto 3.2m

  • The blue shark is found in Oceanic and pelagic.
  • They are usually off the edge of the continental shelf from 0 to 1148.3 ft [0 to 350 m].
  • It is one of the most beautiful sharks in the world.
  • They are slim, a graceful shark with a long, conical snout, large eyes, and long, narrow scythe-shaped pectoral fins.
  • They are important species to marine tourism as divers, photographers, etc.

9. Bottlenose Dolphin

bottlenose dolphin

Scientific Name – Tursiops

Status – Endangered

Size – Grow upto 2.2 – 4.0 metres in length

  • Bottlenose Dolphin is commonly found in pelagic and continental shelf waters.
  • They have a sharp sense of hearing.
  • They form friendships that last decades hunting, mating, and protecting each other.
  • They like to surf the waves and wakes of boats.
  • They swim through self-made bubble rings.

10. Frilled Shark

Frilled Shark

Scientific Name – Chlamydoselachus Anguineus

Status – Near Threatened

Size – Grow upto 100 to 150cm

  • The frilled shark is found in deep water up to 1,500m.
  • Frilled sharks are only very rarely encountered in the wild.
  • They preferred catch of the frilled shark is squid.
  • They have several rows of long teeth, each with three long points.

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