The fastest fish in the world is the sailfish; it can swim 68 miles per hour and generally prefers warmer parts of the ocean. The second fastest fish is the marlin, a species that can swim 50 miles per hour.Know More
The sailfish has a long bill and is blue, brown and silver in color. It feeds on mackerel, sardines and anchovies. Most sailfish do not grow more than 9.8 feet in length and do not weigh more than 200 pounds.
Some types of marlin can grow more than 16 feet in length and weigh more than 1,400 pounds. It has a long bill and is blue or black in color. Marlin like to eat mackerel, tuna and squid. Both the sailfish and marlin are popular catches for fishermen.Learn more about Fish
The sailfish is the fastest animal in the ocean and can swim at a speed of 68 miles per hour while the marlin is the second fastest animal in the ocean swimming at speeds of approximately 49 miles per hour. The cheetah is considered the fastest land animal and can run at speeds of 70 miles per hour while the peregrine falcon is the fastest bird and can fly horizontally at speeds of up to approximately 56 miles per hour.Full Answer >
The dietary habits of fish differ from one species to another but, in general, some species are specifically herbivorous or carnivorous, preferring either marine plants or animals, respectively. Others are omnivorous in nature, feeding on both.Full Answer >
The smallest fish in the world is the Paedocypris progenetica, a tiny fish that lives in the forest swamps in Sumatra and measures a mere 0.31 inches in length. According to the National History Museum, its existence was unknown until 2006, when it was first discovered.Full Answer >
Fish belonging to the genus Cyclothone are believed to be, by number, the most common fish in oceans around the world. Despite their diminutive size of around 2.5 to 3 inches in length, members of this genus are believed to outweigh any other type of fish in terms of biomass.Full Answer >