Ocean City Fish and Ichthyology

Welcome to the Ocean City Fish and Ichthyology (the study of fish) page, here we will document through photographs and videos the Fish we have found around the Ocean City Maryland USA area…

What are Fish?

Fish are, in the simplest terms, cold-blooded animals that live in the water, they have fins and scales, breathe through gills (not lungs) and lay eggs, many eggs at a time. Want a more technical definition, see Wikipedia or Animals Worlds. Also, check out Kid’s Corner Animals, for some cool fun stuff.

Digging a little deeper into Scientific Classifications or Taxonomy of Fish:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
– Agnatha – jawless fish
– Chondrichthyes – cartilaginous fish, jawed fish
– Osteichthyes – bony fish
– > Ray finned group
– > Lobe finned group

How Many Species Of Fish Are There?
There are over 30,000 described species worldwide; about 50 species of Agnatha fish, 600 species of Chondrichthyes fish and 30,000 species of Osteichthyes fish are currently alive in our world.

In Maryland there are dozens of fish common to the area, check out Maryland Fish Facts

How many types of Ocean City Fish are there? This one we will answer as this project continues, up to this point we have focused on the land animals, now that Spring is in the air, our research expands.

Ocean City Fish

Class: Chondrichthyes > Subclass: Elasmobranchii > Superorder: Selachimorpha

Shark (Callinectus sapidus)
– Photographer: Robert J Banach
– Date: Nov. 6, 2014
– Location: Atlantic Ocean Beach, Ocean City, MD USA

Bessie the Beagle lands a shark | Ocean City Fish and Fishing

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