Top 10: What are the fastest fish in the world?

There are plenty of fish in the sea, but which of them is the fastest fish?

13th January 2016

1. Black marlin

Black marlin  (© Getty Images)

(© Getty Images)

Maximum speed: 129km/h

Range: Australian coast and tropical Indo-Pacific

2. Sailfish

Sailfish  (© iStock)

(© iStock)

Maximum speed: 110km/h

Range: Indian and Pacific Oceans

3. Striped marlin

Striped marlin (© Getty Images)

(© Getty Images)

Maximum speed: 80km/h

Range: Tropical and temperate regions of Indo-Pacific Ocean

4. Wahoo

Wahoo (© Getty Images)

(© Getty Images)

Maximum speed: 78km/h

Range: Tropical and sub-tropical waters around the world

5. Mako shark

Mako shark  (© Getty Images)

(© Getty Images)

Maximum speed: 74km/h

Range: Tropical to temperate waters worldwide

6. Atlantic bluefin tuna

Atlantic bluefin tuna (© Getty Images)

(© Getty Images)

Maximum speed: 70km/h

Range: Open waters of 
the Atlantic Ocean

7. Blue shark

Blue shark (© Getty Images)

(© Getty Images)

Maximum speed: 69km/h

Range: Deep waters 
of temperate and 
tropical oceans

8= Bonefish

Bonefish (© Getty Images)

(© Getty Images)

Maximum speed: 64km/h

Range: Shallow, inshore tropical waters

8= Swordfish

Swordfish (© Getty Images)

(© Getty Images)

Maximum speed: 64km/h

Range: Tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific

10. Fourwing flying fish

Fourwing flying fish  (© Alamy)

(© Alamy)

Maximum speed: 56km/h

Range: Subtropical waters of the Atlantic and Pacific

 


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