It says in Chullin 127a that all found on land is found also in the sea, except a "chuldah". Is there is a larger list of such fish (other than the Gemara mentions)? Any insights would be appreciated as to what is being taught here.

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    I'm not sure I understand what the question is. Are you looking for a comprehensive list of everything that lives on the land and its parallel in the sea, or are you just trying to get pshat in the Gemara? – DonielF Jun 15 '16 at 1:51
  • Yes, I would be interested if such a list of fish existed. All pertinent information about the concept would also be helpful. Thanks – Dovid Jun 16 '16 at 6:26
  • In that case, I'm not sure this question is possible to be answered. There's hundreds, maybe even thousands, of species on land. I'm not sure how anyone could compile a list of every parallel in existence. – DonielF Jun 16 '16 at 22:42
  • Exactly, your title says "understand" and the body says "a list"?! – Al Berko Feb 10 '19 at 13:16

The idea is simple and it's called Symmetry.

Our world is created symmetrical - there's good and bad, there's heaven and Earth, there's man and woman, there's waters and land etc. While they are not "exactly" the same, there's a resemblance with a different "vector". That provides the necessary equilibrium in the creation.

The life on Earth was divided between the sea and the land. Theoretically they should mimic each other and that what the Gemmorah claims.

  • This doesn’t answer the question. He didn’t ask for an explanation of the Gemara. He asked for a “larger list of such fish (other than the Gemara mentions)”. – DonielF Feb 10 '19 at 2:44
  • @DonielF I think that this deals with the end of the answer Any insights would be appreciated as to what is being taught here. on a more fundamental level than just a list of fish. In fact, a list of fish would be avoiding the lesson and there are too many types of fish to list in any case. – sabbahillel Feb 10 '19 at 3:04

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