Fastest fish [Burst speed]
Last updated: October 4, 2017 at 4:36 am
Sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus): 109 kph (68 mph); wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri): 96 kph (60mph); mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus): 96 kph (60 mph); bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus): 80 kph (50 mph); marlin (Tetrapturus sp.): 80 kph (50 mph); blue shark (Prionace glauca): 69 kph (43 mph); swordfish (Xiphius gladius): 64 kph (40 mph); white shark (Carcharodon carcharias): 56 kph (35 mph); flying fish (gliding): 56 kph (35 mph); salmon (leaping): 16.5 kph (10.2 mph).
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