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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus platypterus (Shaw, 1792) 
AphiaID: 158812

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 editorIstiophorus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus platypterus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus Lacepède, 1801
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus Lacepède, 1801
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHistiophorus dubius Bleeker, 1872 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHistiophorus gladius (Bloch, 1793)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHistiophorus immaculatus Rüppell, 1830
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHistiophorus indicus Cuvier, 1832
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHistiophorus orientalis Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus amarui Curtiss, 1944
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus brookei Fowler, 1933
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus dubius Bleeker, 1872
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus eriquius Jordan & Ball, 1926
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus gladifer Lacepède, 1801
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus gladius (Bloch, 1793)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus gladius greyi Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus gladus (Bloch, 1793) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus greyi Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus greyii Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus immaculatus (Rüppell, 1830)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus japonicus Jordan & Thompson, 1914
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus ludibundus Whitley, 1933
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus orientalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiophorus triactis Klunzinger, 1871
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScomber gladius Bloch, 1793
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXiphias platypterus Shaw, 1792
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXiphias velifer Bloch & Schneider, 1801 (synonym)
Sources  basis of record Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=i1AmT31cuR4C  [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsailfishUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-Pacific sailfish  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpez vela  [details]
Welsh Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpysgodyn hwyliog  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [details]
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
North Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Pacific [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [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]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWestern Indian Ocean [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennella instructa Wilson C.B., 1917 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGloiopotes watsoni Kirtisinghe, 1934 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennella zeylanica Kirtisinghe, 1932 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGloiopotes huttoni (Thomson G.M., 1890) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGloiopotes longicaudatus (Marukawa, 1925) [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (30 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FAO Species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (329 nucleotides; 99 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Oceanic, epipelagic and highly migratory species usually found above the thermocline. Most densely distributed in waters close to coasts and islands (Ref. 9688). Most likely schools by size. Known to be migratory (Ref. 9308). Feeds mainly on fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods. This species is very similar to @I. albicans@. Also caught with long lines, set nets, troll lines and harpoons (Ref. 9308). Utilized fresh, smoked and frozen; also used for sashimi and sushi; eaten broiled and baked (Ref. 9987). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Virginian, south side of Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat nektonic [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158812
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-27 07:39:43Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw, 1792). 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=158812 on 2014-12-22
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