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Top 10 Fastest Fish

1. Sailfish
(Istiophorus platypterus)
Maximum speed 110 km/hr (68 mph)
They are found in the Indian and Pacific oceans and they have a distinctive sail-like dorsal fin that gives them their name. They have a long, sharp bill that they use for hunting and they feed on tuna, mackerel and other fish.

2. Striped Marlin
(tetrapturus audax)
Maximum speed 80 km/hr (50 mph)
They inhabit the tropical to temperate Indo-Pacific oceans and they feed on other species of fish.

3. Wahoo
(Acanthocybium solandri)
Maximum speed 78 km/hr (48 mph)
The Wahoo is found in tropical and sub-tropical seas throughout the world and they are also known as Ono and Peto.

4. Southern Bluefin Tuna
(Thunnus maccoyii)
Maximum speed 76 km/hr (47 mph)
They inhabit the open waters of the southern hemisphere and they feed on a wide variety of fish, crustaceans, cephalopods, salps and other marine animals.

5. Yellowfin Tuna
(Thunnus albaceres)
Maximum speed 74 km/hr (46 mph)
They are found in tropical and sub-tropical oceans worldwide. They feed on a variety of fish, squid and crustaceans.

6. Blue Shark
(Prionace glauca)
Maximum speed 69 km/hr (43 mph)
They inhabit the deep waters of the world's temperate and tropical oceans. They mainly feed on small fish and squid, although sometimes they take larger prey. They often school segregated by sex and size, and this has led to their nickname of "wolves of the sea"

7 = Bonefish
(Albula vulpes)
Maximum speed 64 km/hr (40 mph)
They inhabit inshore tropical waters and they move to shallow mudflats to feed with the incoming tide. They feed on fry, crustaceans, mollusks and benthic worms.

7 = Sword Fish
(Xiphias gladius)
Maximum speed 64 km/hr (40 mph)
They inhabit the tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. They have a distinctive long, flat bill and they feed on a variety of fish, squid and crustaceans. They are also known as broadbill.

9 = Four-winged Flying Fish

(Hirundichthys affinis)
Maximum speed 56 km/hr (35 mph)
They inhabit the subtropical waters of the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific oceans.

9 = Indo-Pacific Tarpon

(Megalops cyprinoides)
Maximum speed 56 km/hr (35 mph)
They inhabit tropical coastal and brackish waters of the Indo-Pacific oceans and they feed on smaller fish and crustaceans.
Blue Shark
Blue Shark


Indo-Pacific Tarpon
Indo-Pacific Tarpon


A school of Yellowfin Tuna
A school of Yellowfin Tuna

 


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