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.
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
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 whale shark is the largest fish in the oceans. The largest whale shark measured 40 feet in length, and scientists believe they can get even larger. A typical whale shark weighs close to 20 tons and has a length between 18 to 32 feet.Full Answer >
The majority of fish in the world are classified as bony fish, including nearly all commercial and sport fishes. Bony fish are classified by their skeletons that are made, at least partially, of true bone rather than cartilage. Most bony fish also have a swim bladder, covered gill chambers, bony scales, external egg fertilization and a skull with sutures. Other fish, cartilaginous fish, have skeletons made from cartilage.Full Answer >