Scientific Name
Istiophorus platypterus  
Istiophorus platypterus雨傘旗魚
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author (Shaw, 1792) Depth 0 - 50M
Chinese 雨傘旗魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 旗魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F477 Istiophoridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 平鰭旗魚 
Max Length 348 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 破雨傘、雨笠仔、芭蕉旗魚、破鐘、雨傘魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Indian Ocean 
Synonyms Histiophorus dubius, Histiophorus gladius, Histiophorus immaculatus, Histiophorus indicus, Histiophorus orientalis, Istiophorus amarui, Istiophorus brookei, Istiophorus dubius, Istiophorus eriquius, Istiophorus gladifer, Istiophorus gladius, Istiophorus gladius greyi, Istiophorus gladus ...all 23..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Chiba, A. etc.  Ruppell, Dr. E. 1835 Laurs, R.M. etc. 1970 Gehringer, J.W. 1970 Beardsley, Jr., G.L. etc. 1975 Chi-Lu Sun 2003 江偉全 2004 
Specimen List ASIZP0070339. ASIZP0072030. ASIZP0072985. ASIZP0072986. ASIZP0802579. ASIZP0806205. ASIZP0806206. ASIZP0916205. ASIZP0916206. FRIP00578. FRIP01327. FRIP03155. FRIP20262. FRIP21130. FRIP21361. FRIP22066. FRIP22291.  
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Common Name Sailfin; Pacific sailfish; Sailfish; Sail-fish; Sail fish; Peacock fish; Bayonet fish; Indo-pacifc sailfish; Indo-Pacific sailfish; Japanese sailfish; Indian sailfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic The body is elongated and fairly compressed. Bill long, slender and round in cross section. First dorsal fin sail-like, with the middle rays longest, remarkably higher than body depth at level of midbody. Pelvic fins extremely long, almost reaching anus. Caudal peduncle with double keels on each side and a shallow notch on both the dorsal and ventral surfaces. The lateral line is easily distinguishable, curving above the pectoral fin and then continuing in a straight line toward the tail. Body dark blue dorsally, light blue splattered with brown laterally, and silvery white ventrally. Bases of first and second anal fins often tinged with silvery white; membrane of first dorsal fin dark blue or blackish blue; with scattered small, round black dots; remaining fins blackish brown or dark blue.
habitats The sailfish is an epipelagic and oceanic species usually found above the thermocline. Most densely distributed in waters close to coasts, islands and reef. The sailfish seems to spawn throughout the year in tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific  
Distribution The sailfish is highly migratory species, widely distributed in the tropical and temperate waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans. This species shows a strong tendency to come close to the shore, even though a few individuals have been caught in the cent 
Utility The flesh is dark red. Utilized fresh, smoked and frozen; also used for sashimi and sushi; eaten broiled and baked.