SpeciesMakaira indicaGiant black marlin. ADW Pocket Guides on the iOS App Store! The Animal Diversity Web team is excited to announce ADW Pocket. The black marlin, Makaira indica, is one of four marlin species, and a member of the billfish family. They live in tropical and subtropical waters of the Indian and. Black Marlin, Istiompax indica (Cuvier, ) Scientific name: Istiompax indica. Similar species: For many years the Black Marlin was called Makaira indica.

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Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Black Marlin are taken in commercial and recreational fisheries throughout their range, including as bycatch in longline and purse seine fisheries – mostly by surface tuna longline fishers.

Insica this species has long been known as Makaira indicastudies indicated that it was distinct from other Marlin species and belonged in its own genus Inxica et al. Atlantic blue marlin Indo-Pacific blue marlin. All rights reserved worldwide. Cite this page as: Marine; pelagic-oceanic; oceanodromous Ref.


Views Read Edit View history. They can also be found from Southern California to the Gulf of California to Chileincluding the coast of all oceanic islands in between.

White marlin Striped marlin. Indo-Pacific sailfish Istiophorus platypterus.

This page was makajra edited on 11 Novemberat Separate each word with a space. It uses its bill to slash prey before swallowing it.

Black Marlin, colour. Makaira indica (Cuvier)

Crawford House Press pp. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Information on the black marlin is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly. Search our gigantic database for pictures of all manner of ocean, sea, and river life. Billfishes of the world. MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends.

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Females are capable of producing up to 40 million eggs, which are spawned near reefs, where the down-welling water, combined with the near-surface ma,aira preference, result in larvae staying close to the reef. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control. Offshore fishes of the Arafura Sea. Incica live in tropical and subtropical waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, usually in the surface waters of the open ocean or close to islands and coral reefs.


In areas of north-eastern Australia, Peru and Ecuador, sportfishing for Black Marlin by trolling is an important industry. Less important foods include other fishes, squids, and large crustaceans. Cuvier, Makaira indica G. Reproduction and Development in Epipelagic Fishes, pp. Age and growth of Black marlin Istiompax indica off eastern Taiwan. Its distribution encompasses makxira Australian marine waters. Because of their size and physique, these marlins are popularly fished.

The pelvic fins can be depressed into a groove. White marlin Kajikia albida. Which species are on the road to recovery?

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