The Top 5 Largest Fish in the World

  Fish Scientific Name Maximum Length Maximum Weight
1 Whale Shark Rhincodon Typus 16.0 metres 34.0 tonnes
2 Giant Manta Manta Birostris 9.1 metres 3.0 tonnes
3 Basking shark Cetorhinus Maximus 9.0 metres 4.0 tonnes
4 Beluga Sturgeon Huso Huso 8.0 metres 3.2 tonnes
5 King of Herrings Regalecus Glesne 8.0 metres 0.272 tonnes
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Sources: (found in World Records).

List Notes: Data is the top 5 largest fish in the world ranked according to maximum length. List includes freshwater and saltwater fish. List is largest known fish or estimates of how large they may grow to be based on scientific data. The average size of the fish listed here in length and weight would be smaller.
Largest Fish in the World

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