Taxon profile


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 LC


Istiophorus platypterus - Indo-pacific Sailfish

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

Intertaxon relationships

prey: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

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