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Prehistoric Fish Quiz

Fish that were around in prehistoric times, but are alive today and still keep their "prehistoric" looks to prove it! 10 Questions.

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Question 1 Photo

Shown to have existed for over 300 million years, by fossil record, what is the common name of these deep water "slime eels"?

  • Moray Eel
  • Hagfish
  • Conger Eel
  • Cutlassfish

Question 2 Photo

Growing up to 2 metres in length, what is the primary diet of the 'Frilled Shark', a deep sea predator from the Cretaceous period?

  • Plankton
  • Fish
  • Crustaceans
  • Squid

Question 3 Photo

Pre-dating the Jurassic period, the now endangered 'Sturgeon' can grow up to 6 metres long and is a well known source of which delicacy?

  • Caviar
  • Sushi
  • Lutefisk
  • Gravlax

Question 4 Photo

How high can the 'Arowana', a voracious predator of the Jurassic period, jump into the air to catch birds and bats?

  • 4 metres
  • 3 metres
  • 2 metres
  • 1 metre

Question 5 Photo

The critically endangered, 'Sawfish' is a survivor from the Cretaceous period and can be found both in saltwater or in rivers and creeks. To what length can it grow?

  • 2 metres
  • 3 metres
  • 5 metres
  • 7 metres

Question 6 Photo

A formidable predator, the 'Alligator Gar' has its origins in the Cretaceous period and currently ranks as the largest freshwater fish in which continent?

  • Asia
  • North America
  • Africa
  • South America

Question 7 Photo

Where could you find the 'Arapaima', a Jurassic survivor growing up to 4.5 metres in length, breathing oxygen from the air and a contender for the title of "World’s largest freshwater fish"?

  • Asia
  • Western Australia
  • Amazon
  • Central Africa

Question 8 Photo

The African 'Polypterus Senegalus' are often called "dinosaur eels", due to their reptilian appearance. To which time period can they be traced?

  • Cretaceous
  • Triassic
  • Paleogene
  • Jurassic

Question 9 Photo

Supposedly extinct since the Cretaceous period, the 'Coelacanth' can still be found off the coast of which country?

  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Japan
  • Venezuela

Question 10 Photo

'Alepisaurus Ferox', or 'Lancet Fish', can grow up to two metres in length, feed voraciously on small fish and squid and are found in all the oceans except where?

  • Tropical regions
  • Equatorial regions
  • Temperate regions
  • Polar regions