World Record Fish

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10 Largest Fish Ever Recorded
RANK COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME Statistics
1 Whale shark Rhincodon typus 65.61 feet (2,000cm)
2 King of herrings Regalecus glesne 36.9 feet(1,100cm)
3 Basking shark Cetorhinus maximus 29.5 feet (900cm)
4 Giant manta Manta birostris 26.25 feet (800cm)
5 Thintail thresher Alopias vulpinus 24.93 feet(760cm)
6 Smalltooth sawfish Pristis pectinata 24.93 feet (760cm)
7 Tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier 24.28 feet (740cm)
8 Longcomb sawfish Pristis zijsron 23.95 feet(730cm)
9 Greenland shark Somniosus microcephalus 23.95 feet (730cm)
10 Great white shark Carcharodon carcharias 23.62 feet (720cm)

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10 Smallest Fish on Record
RANK COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME Statistics
1 Plainchin dreamarm Leptacanthichthys gracilispinis .314 inch (.80cm)
2 Matsubarichthys inusitatus .334 inch(.85cm)
3 Mini-molly Pamphorichthys minor .3937 inch (1cm)
4 Photocorynus spiniceps .3937 inch (1cm)
5 Dwarf pygmy goby Pandaka pygmaea .433 inch(1.10cm)
6 Okapi goby Lythrypnus okapia .43307 inch (1.11cm)
7 Eviota rubra .4566 inch (1.16cm)
8 Microcharacidium weitzmani .472 inch(1.20cm)
9 Scoloplax dolicholophia .472 inch (1.20cm)
10 Eviota lacrimae .492 inch (1.25cm)

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10 Heaviest Fish Ever Recorded
RANK COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME Statistics
1 Whale shark Rhincodon typus 44.092 pounds (20,000kg)
2 Basking shark Cetorhinus maximus 8,818 pounds (4,000kg)
3 Great white shark Carcharodon carcharias 7,495 pounds (3,400kg)
4 Giant manta Manta birostris 6,613 pounds (3,000kg)
5 Beluga Huso huso 4,568 pounds (2,072kg)
6 Sharptail mola Masturus lanceolatus 4,409 pounds (2,000kg)
7 Ocean sunfish Mola mola 4,409 pounds (2,000kg)
8 Kaluga Huso dauricus 2,204 pounds (1,000kg)
9 White sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus 1,799 pounds (816kg)
10 Tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier 1,781 pounds (808kg)

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10 fastest fish in the world
RANK COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME Statistics
1 Black marlin Makaira indica 118.43 feet/sec (36.100 m)
2 Swordfish Xiphias gladius 81.56 feet/sec (24.860 m)
3 Wahoo Acanthocybium solandri 70.20 feet/sec (21.400 m)
4 Atlantic blue marlin Makaira nigricans 68.24 feet/sec (20.800 m)
5 Australian spotted mackerel Scomberomorus munroi 68.24 feet/sec (20.800 m)
6 Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares 67.12 feet/sec (20.460 m)
7 Great barracuda Sphyraena barracuda 39.78 feet/sec (12.126 m)
8 Skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis 30.865 feet/sec (9.408 m)
9 Rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss 26.26 feet/sec (8.004 m)
10 Sacramento pike minnow Ptychocheilus grandis 22.05 feet/sec (6.720 m)

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Oldest Known Fish
RANK COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME Statistics
1 Shortraker rockfish Sebastes borealis 157 years
2 Orange roughy Hoplostethus atlanticus 149 years
3 Warty oreo Allocyttus verrucosus 140 years
4 Yelloweye rockfish Sebastes ruberrimus 118 years
5 Tiger rockfish Sebastes nigrocinctus 116 years
6 Shortspine thornyhead Sebastolobus alascanus 115 years
7 Sablefish Anoplopoma fimbria 114 years
8 Redbanded rockfish Sebastes babcocki 106 years
9 White sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus 104 years
10 Bulls-eye Epigonus telescopus 104 years

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Fishbase Database –Contains descriptions of 27,060 species of fish, along with scientific data, environmental status, pictures, and is cross-referenced by scientific names, synonyms and common names.


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