What is the fastest fish in the ocean?

​Sailfish hunting sardines in the open ocean off the coast of Mexico. Image courtesy of Rodrigo Friscione

Clocked at speeds in excess of 68 mph, some experts consider the sailfish the fastest fish in the world ocean. Easily recognized, sailfish are named for the spectacular sail-like dorsal fin that extends for nearly the entire length of their silver-blue body. Additionally, the sailfish’s upper jaw is far longer than its lower jaw, forming a distinctive bill that looks like—and sometimes acts like—a spear.

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