Are fish ectothermic or endothermic?


Are fish ectothermic or endothermic?


Ectotherms are animals that rely on their surroundings to warm their bodies. In hot areas or in summer, this is a great advantage as an ectotherm does not need to eat extra food to generate their own heat.

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All fish are ectothermic, taking their heat from the water around them. This is why they tend to slow down and almost hibernate below the ice in...

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Ectotherms: Definition & Examples

from High School Biology: Homework Help Resource

Chapter 30 / Lesson 13

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