Taraporewala Aquarium

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Taraporewala Aquarium
Date opened 1951
Location Marine Lines, Mumbai
Coordinates 18°56′57″N 72°49′12″E / 18.9492866°N 72.8200758°E / 18.9492866; 72.8200758Coordinates: 18°56′57″N 72°49′12″E / 18.9492866°N 72.8200758°E / 18.9492866; 72.8200758
Number of species 100

Taraporewala Aquarium, situated in the city of Mumbai, India; was built in 1951 at a cost of Rs 8,00,000, it hosts marine and freshwater fishes. The aquarium is located on the famous Marine Drive. The aquarium is named after a Parsee who donated Rs. 200,000 for the construction.

There are 100 species of marine and fresh water fish including seven types of coral fish from the Lakshadweep Islands. Attractions include sharks, turtles, rays, moray eels, sea turtles, small starfish and stingrays. Exhibits offer a glimpse of the variety of marine life in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. There is also a room with fossils and preserved fish in bottles, along with rare sea shells.

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