Taxon profile


Indo-pacific Sailfish
Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw, 1792)

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

Scientific synonyms

Histiophorus dubius Bleeker, 1873
Histiophorus gladius (Bloch, 1793)
Histiophorus immaculatus Rüppell, 1830
Histiophorus indicus Cuvier, 1832
Histiophorus orientalis Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Istiophorus amarui Curtiss, 1944
Istiophorus brookei Fowler, 1933
Istiophorus dubius Bleeker, 1873
Istiophorus eriquius Jordan & Ball, 1926
Istiophorus gladifer Lacépède, 1801

Other names

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

IUCN category:Least Concern


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Intertaxon relationships

prey: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

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