The World's Fastest Fish

The world's fastest fish live in the Red Sea!


The Solitary Sailfish holds the record for the fastest speed of any of Earth's marine animals. They are predominantly blue to gray in colour and have a characteristic dorsal fin known as a sail (Or a sword), which often stretches the entire length of the back.


Sailfish eat a wide variety of prey throughout their lifetimes. They eat tiny zooplankton, and their prey increases in size as they do.
Adults eat fairly large bony fishes, and squid. The rare Solitary Sailfish swims up to 110 km per hour and even though its rare to see one, the solitary sailfish can be spotted in places like Dahab, Sharm El Sheikh, Ras Muhammad and Marsa Allam. 


Here are 5 cool facts about Solitary Sailfish:
1. Sailfish are considered the fastest fish in the sea, reaching top speeds of 70 miles per hour.
2. Sailfish are considered top predators in the open ocean.
3. The largest sailfish ever caught was 11.2 feet (340 cm) long and weighed 220.5 pounds (100 kg). 
4. Sailfish can live for 13 to 15 years. 
 Sailfish are considered the fastest fish in the sea, reaching top speeds of 70 miles per hour.
2. Sailfish are top predators in the open ocean.
3. The largest sailfish ever caught was 11.2 feet (340 cm) long and weighed 220.5 pounds (100 kg).
4. Sailfish can live for 13 to 15 years. However, sailfish caught and released by sport fishermen have an average lifespan of only 4 to 5 years. 
5. Sailfish spend their entire lives near the surface of the open ocean, but can dive up to 1,150 feet (350 m) to find food.
 
Sources: https://oceana.org/marine-life/ocean-fishes/sailfish


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