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Fish Facts

- Ichthyology is the branch of zoology devoted to the study of fish.

- An ichthyologist is a person who studies fish.

- The most poisonous fish in the world is the stonefish.

- The whale shark is the largest fish in the world.

- The Portuguese shark dives down over 9,000 feet.

- The fastest swimming fish is the sailfish, reaching speeds of up to 68 mph.

- The electric catfish, native to Africa, is capable of generating up to 350 volts.

- Whales are mammals, not fish.