Taxon profile


Black Spearfish
Makaira mazara (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

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

Scientific synonyms

Tetrapturus mazara Jordan & Snyder, 1901
Makaira nigricans mazara (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Makaira ampla mazara (Jordan & Schneider, 1901)
Istiompax mazara (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Istiompax howardi Whitley, 1954
Eumakaira nigra Hirasaka & Nakamura, 1947
Makaira nigra (Hirasaka & Nakamura, 1947)

Other names

= Blue Marlin
= Blue Marlin Fish
= Cuban Blue Marlin
= Indo-pacific Blue Marlin
= Indo-pacific Blue-marlin
= Marlin

Intertaxon relationships

prey: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [218]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/30843]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Makaira mazara (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010

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