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Top 10 Fastest Fish in the World

Fishes are gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lacked by the limbs with digits. They are cold-blooded except one species of fish i.e. Opah is a warm-blooded. They are cold-blooded except one species of fish, i.e. Opah is a warm-blooded. In this article, we are giving top 10 list of the fastest fish in the world in term of swimming speed along with their scientific name and inhabited region.
Apr 30, 2019 17:51 IST
Fastest Fish in the World

The one-fourth part of the Earth is covered with water. This is the only reason; it referred to as the blue planet and the Pale Blue Dot. Water is one of the harshest habitats on the Earth. There are more than 230,000 aquatic species are recorded. Fish is one of the species of water.

Fishes are gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lacked by the limbs with digits. They are cold-blooded except one species of fish, i.e. Opah is a warm-blooded. They use acoustic sound as a means of communication among themselves, which used in the context of feeding, aggression or courtship behaviour. There are 1173 fish species are listed in the IUCN Red list because they threaten and on way of extinction.

Importance of fish to human

1. Economic importance: It is used as a food source. It is a good source of protein and omega-3. Therefore, fishing is one of the fastest growing occupations which can be seen in the modern method of Industrial fishing.

2. Culture: The symbolic theme of fish is significant to many religions. For Example- In ancient Mesopotamia, fish was considered as the god of water. Fish was sacred in Babylonian culture. Matsya is the fish avatar in the ten primary avatars of a Hindu god.

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Top 10 Fastest Fish in the World

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10. Flying fish

Scientific name: Atheriniformes

Swimming speed: 50 km/h to 56 km/h

Inhabited region: Subtropical waters of the Atlantic and Pacific

9. Swordfish

Scientific name: Xiphias gladius

Swimming speed: 55 km/h to 64 km/h

Inhabited region:  Tropical and temperate parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans

8. Bonefish

Scientific name: Albula vulpes

Swimming speed: 60 km/h to 69 km/h

Inhabited region: Tropical water

7. Blue shark

Scientific name: Prionace glauca

Swimming speed: 59 km/h to 69 km/h

Inhabited region: Temperate and tropical oceans

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6. Atlantic bluefin tuna

Scientific name: Thunnus thynnus

Swimming speed: 60 km/h to 70 km/h

Inhabited region: Western and eastern Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea

5. Mako shark

Scientific name: Isurus oxyrinchus

Swimming speed: 60 km/h to 74 km/h

Inhabited region: Tropical to temperate waters worldwide

4. Wahoo

Scientific name: Acanthocybium solandri

Swimming speed: 60km/h to 78 km/h

Inhabited region: Tropical and sub-tropical waters around the world

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3. Striped marlin

Scientific name: Kajikia audax

Swimming speed: 60 km/h to 80km/h

Inhabited region: Tropical and temperate regions of Indo-Pacific Ocean

2. Sailfish

Scientific name: Istiophorus

Swimming speed: 100 km/h to 110km/h

Inhabited region: Indian and Pacific Oceans

1. Black marlin

Scientific name: Istiompax indica

Swimming speed: 105 km/h to 129 km/h

Inhabited region: Australian coast and tropical Indo-Pacific

Top 10 Fastest Fish in the World

Name of fish

Description

1. Black marlin

Scientific name: Istiompax indica

Swimming speed: 105 km/h to 129 km/h

Inhabited region: Australian coast and tropical Indo-Pacific

2. Sailfish

Scientific name: Istiophorus

Swimming speed: 100 km/h to 110km/h

Inhabited region: Indian and Pacific Oceans

3. Striped marlin

Scientific name: Kajikia audax

Swimming speed: 60 km/h to 80km/h

Inhabited region: Tropical and temperate regions of Indo-Pacific Ocean

4. Wahoo

Scientific name: Acanthocybium solandri

Swimming speed: 60km/h to 78 km/h

Inhabited region: Tropical and sub-tropical waters around the world

5. Mako shark

Scientific name: Isurus oxyrinchus

Swimming speed: 60 km/h to 74 km/h

Inhabited region: Tropical to temperate waters worldwide

6. Atlantic bluefin tuna

Scientific name: Thunnus thynnus

Swimming speed: 60 km/h to 70 km/h

Inhabited region: western and eastern Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea

7. Blue shark

Scientific name: Prionace glauca

Swimming speed: 59 km/h to 69 km/h

Inhabited region: Temperate and tropical oceans

8. Bonefish

Scientific name: Albula vulpes

Swimming speed: 60 km/h to 69 km/h

Inhabited region: Tropical water

9. Swordfish

Scientific name: Xiphias gladius

Swimming speed: 55 km/h to 64 km/h

Inhabited region:  Tropical and temperate parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans

10. Flying fish

Scientific name: Atheriniformes

Swimming speed: 50 km/h to 56 km/h

Inhabited region: Subtropical waters of the Atlantic and Pacific

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