Site Overlay


Istiophorus amarui Curtis, Istiophorus gladius greyi Nichols & Murphy, Istiophoru greyii de Buen, Istiophorus platypterus Whitehead, A Sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus, hunting sardines off the coast of Mexico. Source: Peter G. Allinson, M.D. / Marine Photobank. License: CC BY Attribution-. Indo-Pacific sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) can be found in both temperate and tropical waters throughout the world’s oceans. They generally have a tropical.

Author: Kashakar Shataur
Country: Mayotte
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 3 April 2011
Pages: 329
PDF File Size: 15.13 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.53 Mb
ISBN: 749-5-17871-860-1
Downloads: 50252
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tolabar

The jaws of the Indo-Pacific sailfish extend into a slender bill, the upperpart of which is extremely long and bears a number of small, file-like teeth on the lower surface 4 5.

Caudal peduncle with a double keel.

Cite this page as: Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Females extend their dorsal fin to attract potential mates. Bulletin of Marine Science 3: Sailfish 2 species Atlantic sailfish Indo-Pacific sailfish. Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only. This includes Greenland, the Canadian Arctic islands, and all of the North American as far south as the highlands of central Mexico.

Usually, the young form more dense schools than the adults.

The eggs contain a small globule of oil that provides nourishment for the developing embryo. Scale size decreases with maturity and scales are nearly absent in adults.

The total world catch was 10 t in7 t in7 t in6 t in and 7 t in Larval sailfish lack the jaw characteristic of the adults. Sailfish are not as highly platpyterus as marlin, and are usually released.


Istiophorus platypterus

There are no known adverse effects of Indo-Pacific sailfish on humans. Native range All paltypterus habitat Point map Year How sailfish use their bills to capture schooling prey. In Fishing Area 77 eastern central Pacificthe Korean and Japanese landings have decreased remarkably in recent years: Double jeapardy for threatened tunas, mackerels and billfishes. Olive ridley turtle Lepidochelys olivacea.

Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Indo-Pacific sailfish either hunt alone or in small groups. The pectoral and pelvic fins are long with the pelvic fins almost twice as long and nearly reaching the origin of the first anal fin. White marlin Kajikia albida.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Antarctic petrel Thalassoica antarctica. Tests in the s estimated that platypteruw species is capable of short sprints of up to kilometres per hour, although more conservative estimates of 37 to 55 kilometres per hour are idtiophorus commonly accepted 4. In the East China Sea, the Indo-Pacific istiophotus migrates northward in summer and returns southward in autumn where it overwinters in the southernmost area; fish under cm eye-fork length move into the area between May and July while those over cm migrate southward out of the area, probably for spawning.

Their massive first dorsal fin is sail-like, with 42 to 49 rays, with a much smaller second dorsal fin, with 6 to 7 rays. Its large first dorsal fin is usually taller than its body is and runs most of the length of its body.

Can circle hook use benefit billfishes? Analysis of sex-specific spawning biomass per recruit of the sailfish Istiophorus platypterus in the waters off eastern Taiwan. Their large eyes are flush to their head and are sensitive to low light conditions.


Indo-Pacific sailfish

FishBase September, http: Atlantic blue marlin Indo-Pacific blue marlin. During mating, a male and female pair up and swim together and release both their eggs and sperm into the water column. The female produces huge numbers of eggs, which hatch into tiny larvaeand develop the sail-like dorsal fin and elongated bill when only five centimetres long 4.

X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Pacific Ocean body of water between the southern ocean above 60 degrees south latitudeAustralia, Asia, and the western hemisphere. This page was last edited on 1 Octoberat The lateral line is readily visible. An annotated and illustrated catalogue isyiophorus marlins, sailfishes, spearfishes and swordfishes known to date.

Istiophorus platypterus, Indo-Pacific sailfish : fisheries, gamefish

The body is dark blue dorsally and white with brown spots ventrally. They then drove at the prey at full speed with their fins completely folded back istipphorus once they had caught up with it, they suddenly platyperus sharp turns with their fins expanded to confront a part of the school and then hit the prey with the bill. They are opportunistic feeders and eat whenever possible. Age and growth of the sailfish Istiophorus platypterus Istiophoridae in the Gulf of Tehuantepec, Mexico.