Taxon profile


Giant Black Marlin
Makaira indica (Cuvier, 1832)

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

Scientific synonyms

Histiophorus brevirostris Playfair, 1867
Istiomax indicus (Cuvier, 1832)
Istiompax australis Whitley, 1931
Istiompax brevirostris (Playfair, 1867)
Istiompax dombraini Whitley, 1954
Istiompax indicus (Cuvier, 1832)
Istiompax marlina (Jordan & Hill, 1926)
Maikaira indica (Cuvier, 1832)
Makaira ampla marlina Jordan & Hill, 1926
Makaira ampla tahitiensis Nichols & LaMonte, 1935

Other names

= Black Marlin
= Black Marlin Fish
= Black-marlin
= Pacific Black Marlin

[There are yet no texts for this record.]

Intertaxon relationships

prey: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [217]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/30842]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Makaira indica (Cuvier, 1832)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010

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