Cartoons are quite often modern day interpretations fo ancient symbols, and this is very noticeable in this case. Sea creatures have been used in so many different comics and cartoons throughout the years that it would be near impossible to list them all in this article. I will however give you some of my favourites and if I miss any glaringly obvious ones, please feel free to add to my list in the comments.
cartoon fishJabberjaws - Jabberjaws was one of the original cartoon fish, created by Hanna Barbera in the early 1990's. The plot is set in the future, the year is 2076, and Jabberjaws is the drummer of a band called The Neptunes. They live in a vast underwater world, and they fight crime on a regular basis. Part of the inspiration for Jabberjaws was believed to have come from the popularity of the original Jaws film, which came out at the same time. Poor old Jabberjaws never got any respect.
cartoon fishStreet Sharks - Some people found the concept of turtles being ninjas a little far fetched. Those that weren't enamoured with the "Heroes in a half shell" turned their adoration to a new breed of cartoon fish - The Street Sharks. The Street Sharks were an obvious ploy to ride on the coat tails of the green pizza eating dudes. They were half human half sharks mutated from an evil scientist experiment gone horribly wrong. The four brothers, Ripster, Jab, Streex and Big Slammu lived to fight crime, and coincidentally, hated pizza.