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Atlantic Sailfish

Florida State Saltwater Fish

Atlantic sailfish; photo by Robin Hughes on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Saltwater Fish of Florida

Florida designated the Atlantic sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) as the official state saltwater fish in 1975 (Florida's official freshwater fish is the largemouth bass).  All State Fish

Sailfish can reach speeds of sixty miles per hour! The average size of sailfish found in Florida is approximately six to seven feet and thirty to forty-five pounds. The magnificent Atlantic sailfish is considered threatened.