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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophoridae 
AphiaID: 125539

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
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Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormarlijn  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbillfishes  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormarlin  [details]
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taxa (20)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiompax Whitley, 1931
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus Lacepède, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKajikia Hirasaka & Nakamura, 1947
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapturus Rafinesque, 1810

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEumakaira accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiomax accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiompax Whitley, 1931
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLamontella accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapturus Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaikaira accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakairaf accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalina accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarlina Grey, 1928 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapturus Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarlina Grey, 1928 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapturus Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarlina Hirasaka & Nakamura, 1947 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrthocraeros accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira Lacepède, 1802
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudohistiophorus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapturus Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScheponopodus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSkeponopodus Nardo, 1833 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapturus Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSkeponopodus Nardo, 1833 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapturus Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetraplurus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapturus Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapterurus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapturus Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapterus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapturus Rafinesque, 1810
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Distribution: most tropical and subtropical waters. Premaxilla and nasal bones produced, forming a spear-like bill or rostrum with a rounded cross-section. Gill membranes not united to isthmus. Very narrow pelvic fins. Jaw teeth present. Two keels on each side of caudal peduncle in adults. Dorsal fin extending over much of body length; sometimes resembling a sail. Dorsal fin can be depresssed into a groove. Lateral line persists in life. Vertebrae 24. Maximum length 4 m. Bill used for stunning prey fish. The morphological adaptations required for maintaining high brain and retinal temperatures are discussed in Brock et al. 1993 Science 260:210-214. Very popular as game fish. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125539
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Istiophoridae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125539 on 2014-08-29
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