By Scott Kennedy
Original Oil on Canvas
18 x 24 inches
Common Name: Sailfish
Genus & Species: Istiophorus platypterus
Average life span in the wild: 4 years
Size: 5.7 to 11 ft (1.7 to 3.4 m)
Weight: 120 to 220 lbs (54.4 to 100 kg)
Did you know? Sailfish are the fastest fish in the ocean and have been clocked leaping out of the water at more than 68 mi (110 km) per hour.
Human Interaction: Sailfish are fairly abundant throughout their range, and their population is considered stable. They are under no special status or protections.