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Atlantic Blue Marlin
Makaira nigricans Lacépède, 1802

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

Scientific synonyms

Makaira nigricans nigricans Lacépède, 1802
Maikaira nigricans Lacépède, 1802
Tetrapturus amplus Poey, 1860
Makaira ampla (Poey, 1860)
Makaira nigricans ampla (Poey, 1860)
Makaira ampla ampla (Poey, 1860)
Makaira bermudae Mowbray, 1931
Orthocraeros bermudae (Mowbray, 1931)
Xiphias ensis Lacépède, 1800
Makaira ensis (Lacépède, 1800)

Other names

= Billfish
= Cuban Black Marlin
= Ocean Gar

Vulnerable

Intertaxon relationships

prey: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [216]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase [http://www.fishbase.org]
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/30844]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Makaira nigricans Lacepède, 1802]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [170314]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Makaira nigricans Lacepède, 1802]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018

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