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by Singapore Science Centre SSCG -

Great submission for the I am a Young Zoologist badge programme

The Various parts of a White Snapper

1. Fins

  • Used by the fish to maintain position, move and stop.
2. Scales

  • Most fish have a very important mucus layer covering the body that helps prevent infection.
3. Gills

  • The gills are the breathing apparatus at fish.
4. Eyes.

  • Fish can detect color.
5. Mouth.

  • The mouth's shape is a good clue to what fish eat,the larger it is, the bigger the prey it can eat

6. Tail.

  • Is the primary fin of the fish that gives it forward speed.

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