Appearance Some species will also have Dull pointed snout enlarged pelvic fins Smooth, scaly skin
Habitat ‐ Tropical and subtropical watersThey Live In… ‐ Open oceans and shallow seas ‐ Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Ocean
Life Cycle1. Female lays eggs on seaweed or debris so egg can cling on to it. Male and female die shortly after. Flying fish eggs2. After they are born, they will sometimes swim inshore where they would frequently be fished.3. Once aged, adult flying fish will swim in schools where they feed Baby flying fish on plankton and other smaller fishes.4. Life cycle starts over. Adult flying fish
Contribution to the Diversity of Life• Keep other species from overpopulating by eating them, eg. crustaceans, plankton, and other species of fish.• Popular food in many countries and considered a delicacy.• Used as bait for catching large fish like marlins and dolphins.
How Humans Interact With Flying FishHumans interact with flying fish by polluting the ocean with trash and oil leaks from boats.These cause oil and trash to enter the gills of the fish which leads to death and maybe even to extinction in the future.
What Can be Done to Help this Species Continue to Survive• Continuing to keep fishing to a minimum• Ensuring proper maintenance of oil and gas tanks on boats• Not littering in the ocean
FactsDid you know that flying fish glide over water to escape predators?
Fact 2Flying fish will sometimes be found on sailors’ boats because they are able to glide far above the water.
Fact 3Some species of flying fish keep their hind fin in the water while flying.