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Fishes (True Books: Animals)

by Melissa Stewart

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The world's salty seas and oceans are full of fishes. You can also find fishes in fresh water lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. There are more than 25000 different kinds of fishes on Earth. All fishes have two things in common- a backbone and gills. But, fishes come in many different shapes. Some are as flat as pancakes. Others can blow themselves up like a balloon. A few look like lumpy rocks or slithering snakes. Many fishes have dark backs and pale bellies. Their backs match the dark water below them, so birds, bears, and snakes huntingfrom above cannot see them. When others, sea lions, or bigger fishes looking up from below, the pale bellies blend in with the sunlight from above. The shape and location of a fish's fins determine how well it can swim. Fishes with slim fins and narrow tail are fast swimmers. A sailfish's fins help it cruise the ocean at 60 miles per hour.
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Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each A True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, the new A True Book series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers.

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Describes the basic behavior, physical traits, and life cycle of fishes.

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