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Striped Marlin (Tetrapturus audax) - Wiki

Striped marlin
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The striped marlin or barred marlin, Tetrapturus audax, is a species of marlin found in tropical, subtropical, and temperate Indo-Pacific oceans not far from the surface. It is a large commercial game fish with a record weight (at 1982) of 190 kg, and a maximum length of 420 cm.

The striped marlin's body is metallic blue-black above, and silvery below, with 15 to 20 narrow lavender vertical stripes. The upper jaw is extended to form a sword-like bill which makes up about 17% of the total length. The fins are dark blue-black. The front of the first dorsal fin is high, reducing rapidly to a much lower fin which continues almost to the second dorsal fin which is set well back. The long scythe-like pectoral fins can be folded back flat against the body, and the pelvic fins are each reduced to a single elongate ray. There are 2 strengthening keels on the caudal peduncle.

Striped marlins primarily feed on cephalopods and fish, especially tuna, which they stun and kill with side to side slashing movements of their bill.
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Scientific Name: Kajikia audax (Philippi, 1887)
Common Names:
English – Striped Marlin
Spanish – Agujón, Marlin Rayado, Pez Aguja, Pez Puerco
French – Marlin Rayé, Empéreux
Histiophorus audax Philippi, 1887
Kajikia formosana Hirasaka & Nakamura, 1947
Tetrapturus audax (Philippi, 1887)
Tetrapterus audax (Philippi, 1887)
Makaira holei Jordan and Evermann, 1926

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