FISH

A Fish is an aquatic, an amniotic, gill-bearing vertebrate animal with swimming fins and a hard skull, but lacking limbs with digits. Fish can be grouped into the more basal jawless Fish and more commode jawed Fish, the latter including all living cartilaginous and bony Fish.

Facts

Most Fish are cold-blooded, their body temperature varying with the surrounding water. Many Fish can communicate acoustically with each other, such as during courtship displays

Fish have been an important natural resource for humans since prehistoric times, especially as food. Commercial and subsistence Fishers harvest Fish in wild Fisheries or farm them in ponds or in breeding cages in the ocean. Fish are caught for recreation, or raised by Fish keepers as ornaments for private and public exhibition Fish have had a role in human culture through the ages, serving as deities, religious symbols, and as the subjects of art, books and movies.

Fish species are roughly divided equally between freshwater and marine (oceanic) ecosystems; there are some 15,200 freshwater species and around 14,800 marine species.

Fish exchange gases using gills on either side of the pharynx. Gills consist of comb-like structures called filaments. Each filament contains a capillary network that provides a large surface area for exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide.

The digestive system consists of a tube, the gut, leading from the mouth to the anus. The mouth of most Fish contains teeth to grip prey, bite off or scrape plant material, or crush the food. An oesophagus carries food to the stomach where it may be stored and partially digested.

Fish have small brains relative to body size compared with other vertebrates, typically one-fifteenth the brain mass of a similarly sized bird or mammal.

The primary reproductive organs are paired testicles and ovaries. Eggs are released from the ovary to the oviducts.

Habitat

Essential Fish habitat includes coral reefs, kelp forests, bays, wetlands, rivers, and even areas of the deep ocean that are necessary for Fish reproduction, growth, feeding, and shelter.

Taxidermy

FAQ's

How much does an Fish trophy cost?

The pricing of any trophy is subject to the costing stipulated per taxidermy order, quantity of trophies and preferred mounting options, along with additional requirements.

Should you wish to receive a quotation prior to the hunt, the taxidermist can generate such for you. Please contact [email protected]

How long does an Fish trophy take?

Taxidermy is an art form that involves a complicated step-by-step process to make sure that each trophy looks just right and is of a high enough quality that it will last your whole life.

The time it takes a taxidermist to mount an animal might range from days to weeks, and possibly several months, depending on the quantity of trophies per taxidermy order, the display preferences, and volumes of client trophies to be produced, simultaneously, per production schedule.

This depends largely on the “what, how, when” factors. A taxidermy order also only becomes available for production scheduling upon receipt of the required deposit and trophy mounting instructions.

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