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species

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

Histiophorus herschelii (Gray, 1838)
Maikaira nigricans Lacépède, 1802
Makaira ampla (Poey, 1860)
Makaira ampla ampla (Poey, 1860)
Makaira bermudae Mowbray, 1931
Makaira ensis (Lacépède, 1800)
Makaira herschelii (Gray, 1838)
Makaira nigricans ampla (Poey, 1860)
Makaira nigricans nigricans Lacépède, 1802
Makaira perezi de Buen, 1950

Other names

= Billfish
= Cuban Black Marlin
= Ocean Gar

IUCN category:Vulnerable
[There are yet no texts for this record.]

Intertaxon relationships

prey: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

Links and literature

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

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase [http://www.fishbase.org]
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [170314]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Makaira nigricans Lacepède, 1802]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014

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