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Top 10 Fastest Fish in the World

Top 10 Fastest Fish in the World
While the fastest land animal is the cheetah which has a recorded speed of 109.4–120.7 km/h (68.0–75.0 mph) and The peregrine falcon is the fastest bird, and the fastest member of the animal kingdom with a speed of 389 km/h (242 mph). Determining the fastest fish is a tricky cause it ain't easy to measure the speed of fish, whether they are wild fish out on the open ocean or in aquarium. But here you can find Top 10 Fastest Fish in the World very easily just, Read on:



Top 10 Fastest Fish in the World

1. The Black marlin (80 mph)
The Black marlin
The black marlin (Istiompax indica) is a species of marlin found in tropical and subtropical areas of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. With a maximum published length of 4.65 m (15.3 ft) and weight of 750 kg (1,650 lb), it is one of the largest marlins and also one of the largest bony fish. This marlin is one of the fastest fish, with speeds of up to 129 km/h (80 mph) as estimated from the speed that hooked marlins are able to unwind fishing line.

2. The Sailfish (68 mph)
The Sailfish
The Sailfish are a genus Istiophorus of billfish living in warmer sections of all the oceans of the world. They are predominantly blue to gray in colour and have a characteristic erectile dorsal fin known as a sail, which often stretches the entire length of the back. Another notable characteristic is the elongated bill, resembling that of the swordfish and other marlins. They can swim 100 m in 4.8 sec and got 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.

3. The Striped Marlin (50 mph)
The Striped Marlin
Striped Marlin (tetrapturus audax) is a small species of marlin found in tropical to temperate Indo-Pacific oceans not far from the surface. It is a desirable commercial and game fish with a record weight (in 1982) of 190 kg (420 lb) and a maximum length of 4.2 m (13.8 ft). The striped marlin is a predator that hunts during the day in the top 100 metres or so of the water column, often near the surface. One of their chief prey is sardines. Maximum speed 80 km/hr (50 mph)



4. The Wahoo (48 mph) 
The Wahoo
The Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) is a scombrid fish found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas. In Hawaii, the wahoo is known as ono. Many Hispanic areas of the Caribbean and Central America refer to this fish as peto. Maximum speed 78 km/hr (48 mph)  Specimens have been recorded at up to 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) in length, and weighing up to 83 kg (183 lb). Growth can be rapid. One specimen tagged at 5 kg (11 lb) grew to 15 kg (33 lb) in one year. Wahoo can swim up to 60 mph (97 km/h)

5. The Southern Bluefin Tuna (47 mph) 
Southern Bluefin Tuna
The Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) is a tuna of the family Scombridae found in open southern Hemisphere waters of all the world's oceans mainly between 30°S and 50°S, to nearly 60°S. Southern bluefin tuna are part of a group of bony fishes that can maintain their body core temperature up to 10 degrees above the ambient temperature. This advantage enables them to maintain high metabolic output for predation and migrating large distances. The southern bluefin tuna is an opportunistic feeder, preying on a wide variety of fish, crustaceans, cephalopods, salps, and other marine animals. Maximum speed 76 km/hr (47 mph) .

6. The Yellowfin Tuna (46 mph)
 The Yellowfin Tuna
The yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) is a species of tuna found in pelagic waters of tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide. Yellowfin is often marketed as ahi, from the Hawaiian  Ľahi, a name also used there for the closely related bigeye tuna. They are found in tropical and sub-tropical oceans worldwide. They feed on a variety of fish, squid and crustaceans. Maximum speed is 74 km/hr (46 mph).


7. The Shortfin Mako Shark (45 mph)
The Shortfin Mako Shark
The shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), also known as the blue pointer or bonito shark, is a large mackerel shark it is a fairly large species of shark. An average adult specimen measures around 3.2 m (10 ft) in length and weigh from 60–135 kg (132–298 lb). Underwater and unimpeded by a fishing line, the Shortfin Mako has been reliably clocked at 31 mph (50 kph), and there is a claim that one individual of this species achieved a burst speed of 46 mph (74 kph) per hour. theoretical maximum speed might be something on the order of 45 mph (72 kph).
 
8. The Blue Shark (43 mph)
The Blue Shark
The blue shark (Prionace glauca) is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, that inhabits deep waters in the world's temperate and tropical oceans. Preferring cooler waters,bblue sharks migrate long distances, such as from New England to South America. The species is listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN.  Although generally lethargic, they can move very quickly, Maximum speed 69 km/hr (43 mph)
They feed primarily on small fish and squid, although they can take larger prey. They often school segregated by sex and size, and this has led to their nickname of "wolves of the sea".

9. The Bonefish (40 mph)
Bonefish
The bonefish (Albula vulpes) is the type species of the bonefish family (Albulidae), the only family in order Albuliformes. 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. Maximum speed 64 km/hr (40 mph). The bonefish weighs up to 19 lb (8.6 kg) and measures up to 90 cm (35 in) long. It is silvery in color with dusky fins.

10. The Sword Fish (40 mph) 
Sword Fish
The Swordfish (Xiphias gladius), also known as broadbills in some countries, are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill. They are a popular sport fish of the billfish category, though elusive. Swordfish are elongated, round-bodied, and lose all teeth and scales by adulthood. These fish are found widely in tropical and temperate parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, and can typically be found from near the surface to a depth of 550 m (1,800 ft). They commonly reach 3 m (9.8 ft) in length, and the maximum reported is 4.55 m (14.9 ft) in length and 650 kg (1,430 lb) in weight. The swordfish relies on its great speed and agility in the water to catch its prey. Maximum speed 64 km/hr (40 mph).







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