WoRMS taxon details

Makaira nigricans Lacepède, 1802

126950  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126950)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Lacepède, B.G.E. (1802). Histoire naturelle des poissons: IV. chez Plassan: Paris, France. 728(16): pl.-pp., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30730#page/9/mode/1up
page(s): 688 [details]   
Description Oceanic species usually found in waters with surface temperatures ranging from 22° to 31°C. Water color affects the...  
Description 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]

Distribution Atlantic Ocean: in tropical and temperate waters  
Distribution Atlantic Ocean: in tropical and temperate waters [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Makaira nigricans Lacepède, 1802. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=126950 on 2018-09-21
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description Lacepède, B.G.E. (1802). Histoire naturelle des poissons: IV. chez Plassan: Paris, France. 728(16): pl.-pp., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30730#page/9/mode/1up
page(s): 688 [details]   

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]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Wheeler, A. (1992). A list of the common and scientific names of fishes of the British Isles. J. Fish Biol. 41(Suppl. A): 1-37 (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 688 [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Authority Makaira nigricans Lacepède, 1801 [details]

Description 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]

Diet Feeds mainly on fishes but also preys on octopods and squids [details]

Distribution Atlantic Ocean: in tropical and temperate waters [details]

Habitat 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]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Importance Social- Highly Comercial gamesfish [details]

Remark Type species of genus [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch blauwe marlijnAtlantische blauwe marlijn  [details]
English blue marlinAtlantic blue marlin  [details]
French makaire bleu de l'Atlantique  [details]
German Atlantischer Blauer Marlin  [details]
Spanish marlin azul  [details]
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