Sources : Fish

Isidore of Seville [7th century CE] (Etymologies, Book 12, 6:1-6): Fish (pisces) have their name, as do cattle (pecus), from feeding (pascendo). Some fish are amphibious, able to swim and to walk on land. Beasts and birds were named first, because they are easily seen; when fish were named, the names were often related to similar land animals, by shape or color or habit. According to David the Psalmist, the sea contains fish without number.