WoRMS taxon details

Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw, 1792)

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

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Xiphias platypterus Shaw, 1792) Shaw, G.; Nodder, F. P. (1789-1813). The Naturalist's Miscellany, or coloured figures of natural objects; drawn and described from nature. <em>London.</em> 23 vols. unnumbered pages.
page(s): no page number, Pl. 88 [details]   
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. (2024). FishBase. Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw, 1792). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158812 on 2024-03-03
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2005-05-27 07:39:43Z
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original description  (of Istiophorus dubius Bleeker, 1872) Bleeker, P. (1872). Mémoire sur la faune ichthyologique de Chine. <em>Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor de Dierkunde.</em> v. 4: 113-154.
page(s): 151 [details]   

original description  (of Istiophorus gladifer Lacepède, 1801) Lacepède, B.G.E. (1801). Histoire naturelle des poissons. 3: i-lxvi + 1-558, Pls. 1-34.
page(s): 374, 375 [details]   

original description  (of Xiphias platypterus Shaw, 1792) Shaw, G.; Nodder, F. P. (1789-1813). The Naturalist's Miscellany, or coloured figures of natural objects; drawn and described from nature. <em>London.</em> 23 vols. unnumbered pages.
page(s): no page number, Pl. 88 [details]   

original description  (of Scomber gladius Bloch, 1793) Bloch, M. E. (1793). Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische. <em>Berlin.</em> v. 7: i-xiv + 1-144, Pls. 325-360. [Also a French edition, Ichthyologie, ou Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière des poissons, v. 10, published 1797.].
page(s): 81, Pl. 345 [details]   

original description  (of Histiophorus indicus Cuvier, 1832) Cuvier, G. ; Valenciennes, A. (1832). Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome huitième. Livre neuvième. Des Scombéroïdes. v. 8: i-xix + 5 pp. + 1-509, Pls. 209-245. [Cuvier authored pp. 1-470; Valenciennes 471-509. Date of 1831 on title page. i-xv + 1-375 in Strasbourg edition.].
page(s): 293, Pl. 229 [details]   

original description  (of Xiphias velifer Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Bloch, M.E.; Schneider, J.G. (1801). M.E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae iconibus cx illustratum. Post obitum auctoris opus inchoatum absolvit, correxit, interpolavit Jo. <em>Gottlob Schneider, Saxo. Berolini. Sumtibus Auctoris Impressum et Bibliopolio Sanderiano Commissum.</em> Pp i-lx + 1-584, Pls. 1-110., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/5750#/summary
page(s): 93 [details]   

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

context source (Bermuda) Smith-Vaniz, W. F.; Collette, B. B.; Luckhurst, B. E (1999). Fishes of Bermuda: History, zoogeography, annotated checklist, and identification keys (American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - Special Publication No.4) . ASIH, 424 pp. [details]   

context source (PeRMS) Chirichigno, N.; Cornejo, M. (2001). Catálogo comentado de los peces marinos del Perú. <em>2ª ed. Instituto del Mar de Perú. Publicación Especial. Callao.</em> 314 p. [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. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> 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). (2023). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2023)., available online at https://www.fishbase.org [details]   

ecology source Looby, A.; Erbe, C.; Bravo, S.; Cox, K.; Davies, H. L.; Di Iorio, L.; Jézéquel, Y.; Juanes, F.; Martin, C. W.; Mooney, T. A.; Radford, C.; Reynolds, L. K.; Rice, A. N.; Riera, A.; Rountree, R.; Spriel, B.; Stanley, J.; Vela, S.; Parsons, M. J. G. (2023). Global inventory of species categorized by known underwater sonifery. <em>Scientific Data.</em> 10(1). (look up in IMIS), available online at https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-023-02745-4 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   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]