Istiophorus amarui Curtis, Istiophorus gladius greyi Nichols & Murphy, Istiophoru greyii de Buen, Istiophorus platypterus Whitehead, A Sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus, hunting sardines off the coast of Mexico. Source: Peter G. Allinson, M.D. / Marine Photobank. License: CC BY Attribution-. Indo-Pacific sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) can be found in both temperate and tropical waters throughout the world’s oceans. They generally have a tropical.

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Print PDF Search species. Caudal fin The tail fin of a fish. The IUCN is a global union of states, governmental istiopborus, and non-governmental organizations in a partnership that assesses the conservation status of species. Females extend their dorsal fin to attract potential mates. Share this image — Hide sharing options. Xiphias platypterus ShawThe Naturalist’s Miscellany: The flesh is dark red, and not as good as that of marlins.

Indo-Pacific sailfish are dark blue dorsally, with a mix of brown and light blue laterally, and a silver-white color on their ventral side. Other names that have been used for this species include Histiophorus americanusH. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot istiophirus all information in those accounts. In sportsfishing this species is caught by surface trolling. An aquatic biome consisting of the open ocean, far from land, does not include sea bottom benthic zone. Food Habits Cephalopods squid and octopus and bony fishes are the primary prey items of the sailfish in the Atlantic Ocean.


Ethiopian living in sub-Saharan Africa south of 30 degrees north and Madagascar. Indo-Pacific sailfish biology The Indo-Pacific sailfish platyptrrus capable of tremendous bursts of speed over short distances, making it one of the fastest—if not the fastest—of all fish species.

Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal istiopnorus total: At 8 inches 20 cmall larval characteristics have disappeared and the juvenile has all the features of an adult. Nakamura, ; Speare, Which species are on the road to recovery?

Shortbill spearfish Roundscale spearfish Mediterranean spearfish Longbill spearfish. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for a world without hunger. In the western Pacific, the distribution of postlarvae and adults appears to be closely related to the Kuroshio Current, and the densest concentrations seem to coincide with the spawning season.

Wikispecies has information related to Istiophorus platypterus. They are also caught with driftnets, harpoons, and by trolling by commercial fishers.

Accessed May 24, at http: Female fecundity is estimated between 0. Istophorus occurs with males and females swimming in pairs or with two or three males chasing a single female probably a mating behavior. Size, Age, and Growth The sailfish is one of the smaller members of the family Istiophoridae.


Indo-Pacific sailfish

They feed on istiophorrus and mackerel, some of the fastest fish in the Ocean. Fabulous highspeed footage showing Sailfish using their bill to ‘slash’ schooling baitfish – sardines.

First dorsal fin dark blue with small black spots. These schools consist of young 55 to cm body length and adults to cm body length with no fish of ppatypterus sizes caught by the setnets. Accessed February 18, at https: This species shows a strong tendency to come close to the shore, even though a few individuals have been caught in the central parts of the oceans.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Accessed December 31, at https: MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos platypterue share them with friends. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of marlins, sailfishes, spearfishes and swordfishes known to date. Modified by Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen. In other words, Central and South America.

The feeding behaviour of I.