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Indo-pacific Sailfish
Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw, 1792)

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

Scientific synonyms

Xiphias platypterus Shaw, 1792
Istiophorus amarui Curtiss, 1944
Istiophorus brookei Fowler, 1933
Histiophorus dubius Bleeker, 1873
Istiophorus dubius Bleeker, 1873
Istiophorus eriquius Jordan & Ball, 1926
Istiophorus gladus (Bloch, 1793)
Scomber gladius Bloch, 1793
Istiophorus gladius (Bloch, 1793)
Histiophorus gladius (Bloch, 1793)

Other names

= Atlantic Sailfish
= Bayonet Fish
= Billfish
= Indian Sail Fish
= Japanese Sailfish
= Pacific Sailfish
= Peacock Fish

Least Concern

Images

Istiophorus platypterus - Indo-pacific Sailfish

Author: Image courtesy of Ross et al., NOAA-OE, HBOI.

Intertaxon relationships

prey: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [77]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase [http://www.fishbase.org]
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/30791]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw, 1792)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Fossilworks - Paleobiology Database [83025]

Fossilworks - Paleobiology Database [http://fossilworks.org/] [as Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw & Nodder, 1792)]
Data retrieved on: 11 December 2015
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [170338]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw, 1792)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018

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