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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira mazara (Jordan & Snyder, 1901) 
AphiaID: 219729

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 editorEumakaira nigra Hirasaka & Nakamura, 1947
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiompax howardi Whitley, 1954
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiompax mazara (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira ampla mazara (Jordan & Schneider, 1901)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira nigra (Hirasaka & Nakamura, 1947)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira nigricans mazara (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapturus mazara Jordan & Snyder, 1901
Sources  basis of record Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPacific blue marlinUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-Pacific blue marlin  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormarlin azul del Indo-Pacífico  [details]
Direct child
taxa (1)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMakaira mazara tahitiensis Nichols & LaMonte, 1935 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIstiompax indica (Cuvier, 1832)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Comores
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorComores [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 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 Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Pacific [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]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennella filosa (Linnaeus, 1758) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennella histiophori Thomson G.M., 1890 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGloiopotes huttoni (Thomson G.M., 1890) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGloiopotes longicaudatus (Marukawa, 1925) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus productus Dana, 1852 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (23 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 (6 nucleotides; 30 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Epipelagic and oceanic species mostly confined to the waters on the warmer side of the 24°C surface isotherm and known to effect seasonal north-south migrations. Not usually seen close to land masses or islands, unless there is a deep drop-off of the shelf. Remains mostly within the upper 37 m. Believed to form small-scale schools of at most 10 individuals. Larger fish tend to swim solitarily (Ref. 43) but smaller ones form schools of about 10 individuals (Ref. 9987). Feeds on squids, tuna-like fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods (Ref. 9308). Also caught with troll lines (Ref. 9308). The flesh is of good quality and is marketed frozen and prepared as sashimi and sausages in Japan (Ref. 9308); also utilized fresh (Ref. 9987). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219729
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Makaira mazara (Jordan & Snyder, 1901). 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=219729 on 2014-09-16
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