Nature Quiz - The Sea - Fish (Questions)

The oceans of the world are full of life. This quiz takes a look specifically at fish. There are over 25,000 identified species of fish in the world. It's surprising what fish can do - the spotted climbing perch is able to absorb oxygen from the air and will crawl overland using its strong pectoral fins. Some species of fish can fly (glide), others can skip along the surface and others still can even climb rocks!

Fear of fish is known as ichthyophobia. And galeophobia is fear of a specific type of fish - sharks.

To see a larger image, click on the picture.
1. What is the name of this fish?
[ ] Conger eel
[ ] European eel
[ ] Greater sand eel
[ ] Mediterranean moray
2. What is the name of this fish?
[ ] Thresher shark
[ ] Bramble shark
[ ] Basking shark
[ ] Frilled shark
3. What is the name of this fish?
[ ] Porbeagle
[ ] Lesser spotted dogfish
[ ] Tope
[ ] Spiny dogfish
4. An old British name for the common stingray is what?
[ ] Sea-scorpion
[ ] Frying-pan
[ ] Whip-skate
[ ] Fire-flare
5. What is the name of this fish?
[ ] Ratfish
[ ] Sea lamprey
[ ] Atlantic torpedo
[ ] Garfish
6. What is the name of this fish?
[ ] Porcupinefish
[ ] Ocean Sunfish
[ ] Greater pipefish
[ ] Pufferfish
7. What is the name of this fish?
[ ] Striped mullet
[ ] Triggerfish
[ ] Zander
[ ] Butterfish
8. Seahorses are monogamous - what does this mean?
[ ] They only eat one type of food
[ ] They only mate once
[ ] They only have one mate
[ ] They only have one eye
9. What is the name of this fish?
[ ] Monkfish
[ ] Pouting
[ ] Ballan wrasse
[ ] Burbot
10. What is the name of this fish?
[ ] Bramble shark
[ ] Blue shark
[ ] Bull shark
[ ] Tiger shark
Nature Quiz - The Sea - Fish (Answers)
1. What is the name of this fish?
[x] Conger eel
[ ] European eel
[ ] Greater sand eel
[ ] Mediterranean moray
2. What is the name of this fish?
[ ] Thresher shark
[ ] Bramble shark
[x] Basking shark
[ ] Frilled shark
3. What is the name of this fish?
[ ] Porbeagle
[x] Lesser spotted dogfish
[ ] Tope
[ ] Spiny dogfish
4. An old British name for the common stingray is what?
[ ] Sea-scorpion
[ ] Frying-pan
[ ] Whip-skate
[x] Fire-flare
It is thought to refer to the reddish colour of its meat
5. What is the name of this fish?
[x] Ratfish
[ ] Sea lamprey
[ ] Atlantic torpedo
[ ] Garfish
6. What is the name of this fish?
[ ] Porcupinefish
[ ] Ocean Sunfish
[ ] Greater pipefish
[x] Pufferfish
Pufferfish are similar to porcupinefish, in fact they are closely related
7. What is the name of this fish?
[ ] Striped mullet
[x] Triggerfish
[ ] Zander
[ ] Butterfish
8. Seahorses are monogamous - what does this mean?
[ ] They only eat one type of food
[ ] They only mate once
[x] They only have one mate
[ ] They only have one eye
This is very rare in the fish world
9. What is the name of this fish?
[ ] Monkfish
[ ] Pouting
[x] Ballan wrasse
[ ] Burbot
10. What is the name of this fish?
[ ] Bramble shark
[x] Blue shark
[ ] Bull shark
[ ] Tiger shark