Geeky Stuff

You ask. I do a Google search and answer.

Today’s Question is:
what-type-of-fish-come-out-at-night

The answer:
According to PetEducation.com (first on the google search list for “nocturnal fish”):

Marine fish can be classified into groups, depending upon when they are most active. “Diurnal” fish are those that are primarily active during the day; those that are most active during the night are called “nocturnal.” Some fish are especially active at dusk and dawn, and are referred to as “crepuscular.” Various marine invertebrate species can also be classified into one of these three groups.

A list of fish that come out at night:

  • Cardinalfish
  • Big Eyes
  • Soldierfish
  • Squirrelfish
  • Pinecone fish
  • Scorpionfish
  • Snappers
  • Eels
  • Sea bass and groupers
  • Flashlight fish

In my own personal opinion, I wouldn’t necessarily trust PetEducation.com as a reliable source, if say, you are plagiarizing web content for a high school or university-level paper. If you are an elementary student, however, this information is probably pretty good and if you provide some beautiful illustrations or a fish colouring project (as seen below), you just may snag yourself a sweet “A+” or a check mark, I don’t know what they do these days. We used to get stickers.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    careysaysums
    July 4, 2007 at 10:48 PM

    I never used the word “crepuscular” when I was in elementary school. If I had, I may have been quickly promoted to ultra-nerd or something equally embarrassing.

  • Reply
    Lisa Bettany
    July 5, 2007 at 1:23 AM

    i guess i was pretty smart in elementary school… maybe even a genius.

    check out these masterpieces by me (ages 6-10)

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