Top 10: What are the fastest fish in the world? © Getty Images

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?

1. Black marlin

Black Marlin © Getty Images
Black Marlin © Getty Images

Maximum speed: 129km/h
Range: Australian coast and tropical Indo-Pacific

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2. Sailfish

Sailfish © iStock
Sailfish © iStock

Maximum speed: 110km/h
Range: Indian and Pacific Oceans

3. Striped marlin

Striped marlin © Getty Images
Striped marlin © Getty Images

Maximum speed: 80km/h
Range: Tropical and temperate regions of Indo-Pacific Ocean

4. Wahoo

Wahoo © Getty Images
Wahoo © Getty Images

Maximum speed: 78km/h
Range: Tropical and sub-tropical waters around the world

5. Mako shark

Mako stark © Getty Images
Mako stark © Getty Images

Maximum speed: 74km/h
Range: Tropical to temperate waters worldwide

6. Atlantic bluefin tuna

Atlantic bluefin tuna © Getty Images
Atlantic bluefin tuna © Getty Images

Maximum speed: 70km/h
Range: Open waters of 
the Atlantic Ocean

7. Blue shark

Blue shark © Getty Images
Blue shark © Getty Images

Maximum speed: 69km/h
Range: Deep waters 
of temperate and 
tropical oceans

8= Bonefish

Bonefish © Getty Images
Bonefish © Getty Images

Maximum speed: 64km/h
Range: Shallow, inshore tropical waters

8= Swordfish

Swordfish © Getty Images
Swordfish © 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
Fourwing flying fish © Alamy

Maximum speed: 56km/h
Range: Subtropical waters of the Atlantic and Pacific


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