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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira nigricans Lacepède, 1802 
AphiaID: 126950

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophoridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira Lacepède, 1802
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHistiophorus herschelii (Gray, 1838)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaikaira nigricans Lacepède, 1802 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira ampla (Poey, 1860)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira ampla ampla (Poey, 1860)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira bermudae Mowbray, 1931
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira ensis (Lacepède, 1800)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira herschelii (Gray, 1838)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira nigricans ampla (Poey, 1860)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira nigricans nigricans Lacepède, 1802
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira perezi de Buen, 1950
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrthocraeros bermudae (Mowbray, 1931)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapturus amplus Poey, 1860
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapturus herschelii Gray, 1838
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXiphias ensis Lacepède, 1800
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
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblauwe marlijn  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblue marlinUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic blue marlin  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormarlin azul  [details]
Direct child
taxa (5)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira nigricans ampla (Poey, 1860) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira nigricans Lacepède, 1802
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira nigricans marlina Jordan & Hill, 1926 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiompax indica (Cuvier, 1832)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira nigricans mazara (Jordan & Snyder, 1901) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira mazara (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira nigricans nigricans Lacepède, 1802 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira nigricans Lacepède, 1802
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira nigricans tahitiensis Nichols & La Monte, 1935 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiompax indica (Cuvier, 1832)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGloiopotes ornatus Wilson C.B., 1905 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGloiopotes watsoni Kirtisinghe, 1934 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGloiopotes huttoni (Thomson G.M., 1890) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (66 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (77 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (242 nucleotides; 109 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAuthority Makaira nigricans Lacepède, 1801 [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Oceanic species usually found in waters with surface temperatures ranging from 22° to 31°C. Water color affects the occurrence, at least in the northern Gulf of Mexico, where the fish show preference for blue water. Rarely gathers in schools and usually found as scattered single individuals in the open ocean. Feeds mainly on fishes but also preys on octopods and squids. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Feeds mainly on fishes but also preys on octopods and squids [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic Ocean: in tropical and temperate waters [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat oceanic species; Water color affects its occurrence, at least in the northern Gulf of Mexico, where the fish show preference for blue water. Rarely gathers in schools and usually found as scattered single individuals [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat nektonic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Social- Highly Comercial gamesfish [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Type species of genus [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126950
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Makaira nigricans Lacepède, 1802. 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=126950 on 2014-09-15
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