Billfishes of the World: An Annotated and Illustrated Catalogue of Marlins, Sailfishes, Spearfishes, and Swordfishes Known to Date
United Nations Development Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Jan 1, 1985 - Technology & Engineering - 65 pages
This is the fifth in the FAO series of worldwide annotated and illustrated catalogues of major groups of organisms that enter marine fisheries. The present volume includes the two families and all 12 species of billfishes known so far. It provides a comprehensive and illustrated key to families and species, with a glossary of technical terms and measurements. Within each family are given individua1 accounts of species which include drawings, scientific and vernacular names, information on habitat, biology and fisheries, and a distribution map. The section including family and species accounts is followed by a table indicating the distribution of each species by major marine fishing areas. The work is fully indexed and there is ample reference to pertinent literature.
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2 SYSTEMATIC CATALOGUE
LIST OF SPECIES BY MAJOR FISHING AREAS
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adults Aguja anal fin anal fin origin anus situated Atlantic Ocean Atlantic sailfish Bill billfishes black marlin blue marlin body depth branchiostegal caudal fin Caudal peduncle caught cm body length cm eye-fork length cm total length commercial longline Diagnostic Features dolphinfishes dorsal fin elongate FAO Names females Field Marks file-like teeth Fishing Area free from isthmus Game Fish georgei gillrakers Habitat and Biology Indian Ocean Indo-Pacific sailfish Interest to Fisheries ISTIO Istiophorus albicans Istiophorus platypterus Japan Jordan & Evermann larvae lobe longline longline fishery Makaira indica Makaira mazara Makaira nigricans Mexico migrate Nakamura Pacific Ocean pectoral fins pelagic pelvic fins pfluegeri precaudal Republic of Korea scales schematic season second anal fin second dorsal fin South Pacific spawning spearfish specimens spines sportsfishing squids striped marlin swordfish Sylva Synonymy Taiwan Island Tetrapturus albidus Tetrapturus audax Tetrapturus belone tuna longline Ueyanagi usually Vertebrae 24 waters white marlin Xiphias gladius