Top 10 Fastest Fishes

Here is the  list of top 10 fastest fishes in the world. Don’t forget to comment.

 

 

10. Tarpon (ox-eye herring)

Max. speed recorded: 35 MPH

Tarpons are large fish of the genus Megalops; one species is native to the Atlantic, and the other to the Indo-Pacific oceans. They are the only members of the family Megalopidae.

 

 

9. Flying Fish

Max. speed recorded: 35 MPH

Exocoetidae is a family of marine fish in the order Beloniformes of class Actinopterygii. Fish of this family are known as flying fish. There are about sixty-four species grouped in seven to nine genera. Flying fish can make powerful, self-propelled leaps out of water into air, where their long, wing-like fins enable gliding flight for considerable distances above the water’s surface. This uncommon ability is a natural defense mechanism to evade predators.

 

 

8. Atlantic needlefish

Max. speed recorded: 37 MPH

Strongylura marina, also called the Atlantic needlefish, is a common bottom-water needlefish species common in marinas and other areas with minimal current. Its extremely long jaw and body set this fish apart from other predators.

Atlantic needlefish are found from Maine to Brazil and have been known to venture into freshwater for short periods.

 

 

7. Swordfish

Max. speed recorded: 40 MPH

Swordfish also known as broadbill 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 (1,400 lb) in weight.

 

 

6. Bonefish

Max. speed recorded: 40 MPH

The bonefish is the type species of the Albulidae family, or bonefishes in order Albuliformes. It is amphidromous, living in inshore tropical waters, moving onto shallow mudflats to feed with the incoming tide, and retreating to deeper water as the tide ebbs. Juvenile bonefish may be observed in large shoals of like-sized individuals with large mature fish swimming in smaller groups or in pairs. Bonefish are considered to be among the world’s premier fly game fish and are highly sought after by anglers. Bonefish are primarily caught for sport. They are not commonly eaten.

 

 

5. Blue Shark

Max. speed recorded: 43 MPH

The blue shark is a species of requiem shark, family Carcharhinidae, that inhabits deep waters in the world’s temperate and tropical oceans. Preferring cooler waters,blue sharks migrate long distances, for example from New England to South America. Although generally lethargic, they can move very quickly. Blue sharks are viviparous and are noted for large litters of 25 to over 100 pups. They feed primarily on small fish and squid, although they can take larger prey. Blue sharks often school segregated by sex and size, and this behavior has led to their nickname “wolves of the sea”.

 

 

4. Southern bluefin tuna

Max. speed recorded: 47 MPH

The southern bluefin tunaThunnus 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. At up to 2.5 m (8.2 ft) and weighing up to 400 kg (882 lbs) it is among the larger bony fishes.

The southern bluefin tuna is a large, streamlined, fast swimming fish with a long, slender caudal peduncle and relatively short dorsal, pectoral and anal fins. The body is completely covered in small scales.

 

 

3. Wahoo

Max. speed recorded: 48 MPH

Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) is a scombrid fish found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas. It is best known to sports fishermen, as its speed and high-quality flesh make it a prize game fish. In Hawaii, the wahoo is known as ono. Many Hispanic areas of the Caribbean and Central America refer to this fish as peto.

 

 

2. Striped marlin

Max. speed recorded: 50 MPH

The striped marlinTetrapturus 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.

 

 

1. Sailfish

Max. speed recorded: 69 MPH

Sailfish are two species of fish in the genus Istiophorus, living in warmer sections of all the oceans of the world. They are predominately 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 are therefore described as billfish in sport fishing circles.

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