When do you use fishes?

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When do you use fishes?

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or [c] often seems a big problem to English learners as a foreign laguage.
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Re: When do you use fishes?

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In modern English, the usual plural form is 'fish'. However, 'fishes' is sometimes used meaning 'different species of fish'.
For example, sentence 1 below is clear, but sentence 2 is ambiguous or confusing.
1) More than 600 fishes are in danger of extinction.
2) More than 600 fish are in danger of extinction.
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