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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Launch the Aquatic Species Distribution map viewer. Nakamura, ; Sagong, et al. In the eastern Atlantic Ocean, there is an aggregation off the coast of West Africa. In the Indo-Pacific, sailfish are taken as bycatch by commercial tuna longliners.

Istiophorus platypterus – Discover Fishes

Indo-Pacific sailfish habitat The Indo-Pacific sailfish typically occurs in warm surface waters, but can be patypterus to depths of metres. Indo-Pacific sailfish either hunt alone or in small groups. Print PDF Search species. This striking fin is erectile, and provides stability when raised, but can be flattened into a groove along the back to reduce drag during bursts of speed.

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Sailfish hunting a school of baitfish in the Maldives. The anal fin base is white. Female fecundity is estimated iatiophorus 0.

Indo-Pacific sailfish hooked by longlines have been attacked by great white sharks and killer whales. The first dorsal fin is large, much taller than the width of the body. Sex ratios, size at sexual maturity, and spawning season seasonality of sailfish Istiophorus platypterus from eastern Taiwan.


Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Olive ridley turtle Lepidochelys olivacea. English language common names include Atlantic sailfish, billfish, Indo-Pacific sailfish, ocean gar, ocean guard, Pacific sailfish, and sailfish. Scientific Name with Original Description. Larvae occur near coral reefs in Queensland waters. platypyerus

An aquatic biome consisting of the open ocean, far from land, does not include sea bottom benthic zone. Sailfish feed on a variety of fish including the needlefish pictured above.

Photo courtesy NOAA In the Atlantic, sailfish has little value as a commercial fishery, with the meat being relatively tough and rarely sold unless smoked. Endothermy is platypteruz synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. These prey items indicate that some feeding occurs at the surface, as well as in midwater, along reef edges, or along the bottom substrate.

Istiophorus platypterus

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; oceanodromous Ref. Utilized fresh, smoked and frozen; also used for sashimi and sushi; eaten broiled and baked Ref.

In the sports fishery all tackle angling record corresponds to a fish of Genetic stock structure of the sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus, based on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. In otherwords, Europe and Asia and northern Istilphorus. Feeds mainly on fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods. Spawned eggs are around 1. Marine Ecology Progress Series MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends.

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This upper jaw is approximately twice the length of the lower jaw. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. The Indo-Pacific sailfish is capable of tremendous bursts of speed over short distances, making it one of the fastest—if not the fastest—of all fish species.

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Reproduction In the western North Atlantic Ocean, spawning may begin as early as April, but occurs primarily during the summer months. While this species has an oceanic distribution, populations are densest around coasts and islands 3.

Although the larval growth rate is influenced by season, water conditions, and food availability, size of newly-hatched larvae generally averages 1. However, the sailfish is highly sought after by recreational fishermen. They are opportunistic feeders and eat whenever possible. Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help!