Name:_________________________ Date:_______________


Cloze Passage (4.4)

Read the passage and fill in the blanks with the given words.

camouflage fins coral species seahorse
school fry skeleton source gills
streamlined darkness birth fresh scales

Fishes

There are more than 20,000 of fish ____________, more species than

any other animals with backbones. Fishes have ____________ bodies and

slippery ___________ which cover their bodies. There are salt water fishes

as well as ___________ water fishes. Fish is an important ___________ of

food for man.

Fishes have a ____________ made of bones. To swim in the direction

they want, they use their ________. They breathe through _________

which absorb oxygen from the water.

Some fishes give ____________ to their young alive but most release

eggs. The young of a fish is called a __________. A group of fish is called

a ___________.

There are many unusual fishes and the ____________ is one of them

because it swims upright. Fishes often use the colour of their bodies as a

_______________. __________ reefs are home to many brightly coloured

fishes. Some fishes which live in caves have no eyes because they spend

their lives in ____________.

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