Here is an exciting and informative guide to the fascinating world of fishes. Superb color photographs of tropical fishes, eels, seahorses and more offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history of fishes, how they behave and how they survive. See the lethal jaws of a piranha, a porcupine fish "puffing up", how a dogfish swims, growth rings on a fish scale, what a fish looked like 400 million years ago, and a fish with legs. Learn how a school stays together, why some fishes swim upside down, how a stingray stings, which male fish can "give birth", how stickleback builds its nest, and why fishes need water to breathe. Discover why a shark must keep swimming, how a ray can give an electric shock, what eyespots are for, how an archerfish "shoots" a victim, and much, much more.