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.

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In other platypterue, Central and South America. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Indo-Pacific sailfish have an estimated maximum lifespan of 13 to 15 years; however, the average age of catch and release specimens is 4 to 5 years.

This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. Bulletin of Marine Science 79 3: Help us share the wonders of the natural world. The largest fish are usually females.

The first anal fin is set far back on the body. Billfishes of the world. Larval sailfish lack the jaw characteristic of the adults. Typical foods of Indo-Pacific sailfish are platypterhs fish such as mackerelssardinesand anchoviesas well as cephalopods.


Indo-Pacific sailfish spawn throughout the year in tropical and subtropical regions of the oceans, while their primary spawning season is during summer in higher latitudes. You can sponsor this page. A Sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus, hunting sardines off the coast of Mexico.

The anal fin base is white. Which species are on the road to recovery? In other words, India and southeast Asia.

Nakamura, Known Predators Pelagic sharks Chondrichthyes Killer whale Orcinus orca Great white shark Carcharodon charcharias Humans Homo sapiens Ecosystem Roles Indo-Pacific sailfish are apex predators that affect the population of their epipelagic prey in the open ocean ecosystem. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for a world without hunger. Some authorities only recognise a single species of istiohorus, I.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Indo-Pacific sailfish Conservation status. The males and females swim in pairs or two to three males pursue a female during spawning. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

High to very high vulnerability 68 of Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. In sportsfishing this species is caught by surface trolling.

Istiophorus platypterus

In waters of plarypterus Pacific Ocean, the maximum size for the sailfish is recorded at inches cm total length and around pounds kg in weight. Determining summer residence status and vertical habitat use of sailfish Istiophorus platypterus in the Arabian Gulf. Mackerels, tunas, jacks, halfbeaks, and needlefish are the most commonly taken fishes.


Members of this species are exceptional swimmers, with a minute drag coefficient range of 0.

Istiophorus platypterus – Discover Fishes

Global overview of the major constitutent-based billfish tagging programs and their results since About 20 bars, each consisting of many light blue dots, are present on each side. Their large eyes are flush to their head and are sensitive to low light conditions. Subsequently they ate the killed and stunned fish, usually head first. Dorsal fin The unpaired fin istiophorhs on the back of the body of fish, or the raised structure on the back of most cetaceans.

Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.