Pelagic and Benthic are opposites
Benthic means living on the bottom
Pelagic means living in the water above the bottom
So pelagic fish make the open ocean their home. They swim continuously in open water, usually well offshore, they tend to be nomadic and do not remain in one area.
Pelagic fish are fish that live in the pelagic zone, not the top or the bottom, of a body of water. Some of these fish are sharks, reef fish, herrings and sardines.
pelagic fish eat fish and plants. That makes them Consumers and Omnivors.
A pelagic fish lives near the surface of the water such as a herring or sardine
Pelagic fish are fish that live in the water column of coastal, ocean, and lake waters, but not on the bottom. Demersal fish live on or near the bottom.
Ribbon eel,live in a pelagic zone :)
Yes, they migrate for reproduction, so might not always be pelagic.
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They are a Pelagic fish that roam the oceans.
Pelagic Fish such as Tuna, Albacore, and Marlin
it eats sockeye salmon
pelagic fish? Pelagic means open ocean so a pleagic fish lives in the ocean in the open ocean, good examples are tuna, marlin, swordfish, mahi mahi etc...
ugly ones with BIG weiners!
Sharks, squids and fish
The general category is called 'pelagic'.
It lived in water.
The Pelagic ocean is the top part of the ocean where the fish swim around. The top competition in this part of the ocean is the shark.
Demersal - fish like flounder, catfish, stingrays, soles. Any fish that lives near the bottom of the water column. Pelagic - tuna, mullet, trout, redfish, sheepshead, drum. Any fish that swims around in the "middle" of the water coulmn. Not strictly on the bottom.
I believe there are some fish farmers (marketers?) who have Tuna caught live and then keep and feed them in very large enclosures in the ocean prior to selling them in the Japanese live fish market. So it must be possible to keep some Pelagics this way but by their very nature Pelagic fish would not be a natural choice for fish farming. The problem with Pelagic fish being suitable for aquaculture is what they eat. They require high levels of protein for growth. Also, they have very specific amino acid requirements that are usually only met by fish meal. The amount of fish meal (and its cost) needed to feed them until they are market size makes most pelagic fish not a good choice.
crabs, pelagic fish, and small sharks
No. This small, pelagic schooling fish is quite common.
Yes, it is also a pelagic fish, has heaps of the good oils, and very good to eat.