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Fish refer to a variety of aquatic animals that have gills allowing them to breathe water instead of air. Varied in size, preferred habitat or feeding behavior, they form a diverse group of creatures.

Fish in culture

COA Cidaris

Fish are one of the main sources of food in human countries such as Skellige[1] or Arcsea.[2] The importance of these creatures in local economies has led to introducing them as heraldic animals, with the coat of arms of the kingdom of Cidaris being the prime example.[3] Some people tend to use names of fish species as nicknames or names for their pets; a notable one is Roach, name used by Geralt of Rivia to name his mares.[2][4]

According to Oxenfurt scholars, many of the fish species are endangered or even extinct.[5] The druids are afraid that overfishing may mark end to all fish over the course of subsequent millenia.[4]

Notable fish species

Barracuda

The barracuda is a large predatory fish. It is much tougher and skilled in attack than the pike and does not retreat even when heavily wounded.[6]

Great mouthbrooder

The great mouthbrooder is a giant fish with enormous jaw. While tougher than the barracuda or pike, it is much slower and less agile, which makes spotting it and escaping relatively easy.

Its large teeth are utilized by water nymphs who use them to make knives.[6]

Pike and king pickerel

For the full article, see Pike (creature).

Ray

For the full article, see Ray.

Other fish

  • Blowfish
  • Bream
  • Dziworyba ("Oddfish")
  • Golden orfe
  • Halibut
  • Herrong
  • Kithara
  • Long-barbel gudgeon
  • Mullet
  • Octopede
  • Red-belly dace
  • Roach
  • Salmon
  • Shark
  • Snakehead
  • Striped loach
  • White-finned bullhead

References

  1. The Tower of the Swallow
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Last Wish
  3. Stanislav Komárek
  4. 4.0 4.1 Baptism of Fire
  5. Blood of Elves
  6. 6.0 6.1 Oko Yrrhedesa
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