Taxon profile


Atlantic Sailfish
Istiophorus albicans (Latreille, 1804)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Perciformes - perch-likes »  family Istiophoridae - billfishes and marlins »  genus Istiophorus

Scientific synonyms

Makaira albicans Latreille, 1804
Histiophorus albicans (Latreille, 1804)
Histiophorus americanus Cuvier, 1832
Istiophorus americanus (Cuvier, 1832)
Histiophorus granulifer Castelnau, 1861
Skeponopodus guebucu Nardo, 1833
Istiophorus maguirei Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Histiophorus pulchellus Cuvier, 1832
Xiphias velifer Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Makaira velifera Cuvier, 1832

Other names

= Billfish
= Ocean Gar
= Ocean Guard

Intertaxon relationships

predator: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

prey: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [78]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []

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