WoRMS taxon details

Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw, 1792)

158812  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158812)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Oceanic, epipelagic and highly migratory species usually found above the thermocline. Most densely distributed in waters...  
Description 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]

Distribution Virginian, south side of Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras  
Distribution Virginian, south side of Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw, 1792). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158812 on 2018-11-13
Date
action
by
2005-05-27 07:39:43Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. <em>AFCD.</em> , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   

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]   

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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

From other sources
Description 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]

Distribution Virginian, south side of Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch Indopacifische zeilvis  [details]
English sailfishIndo-Pacific sailfish  [details]
French voilier indo-pacifique  [details]
German Indopazifischer Fächerfisch  [details]
Japanese バショウカジキ  [details]
Spanish pez vela  [details]
Welsh pysgodyn hwyliog  [details]