Scientific Name
Kajikia audax
Kajikia audax紅肉旗魚
by: Fishery Research Institute
Author (Philippi, 1887) Depth 0 - 100M
Chinese 紅肉旗魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 旗魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F477 Istiophoridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 紅肉槍魚 
Max Length 420 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅肉仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North East、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Sagami Bay; Japan 
Synonyms Histiophorus audax, Istiophorus audax, Kajikia formosana, Kajikia mitsukurii, Makaira audax, Makaira audax zelandica, Makaira formosana, Makaira grammatica, Makaira holei, Makaira mitsukurii, Makaira tenuirostratus, Makaira zelandica, Marlina audax ...all 22..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)  Conrad, G.M. etc. 1939 Gregory, W.K. etc. 1939 Gregory William K. etc. 1939 
Specimen List ASIZP0806207. ASIZP0806208. ASIZP0806209. ASIZP0916207. ASIZP0916208. ASIZP0916209.  
Common Name Pacific striped marlin; New Zealand marlin; Spearfish; Stripey; Striped swordfish; Spikefish; Striped marlin; Beak; Beakie; Barred marlin; Marlin 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic The body is not strongly compressed. Bill long, extremely stout, and round in cross section. Nape conspicuously elevated. Anterior lobe of first dorsal fin pointed and higher than remainder of the fin. Pelvic fins with a poorly developed membrane, shorter than the pectorals and depressible into ventral grooves. The tips of pectoral and first anal fins pointed. Caudal peduncle fairly compressed (laterally) and slightly depressed (dorsoventrally), with strong double keels on each and a poorly developed notch on both the dorsal and ventral surfaces. Lateral line single but obscured, especially in larger fish. Body dark blue dorsally and silvery white ventrally; usually not blotches or dark stripes on body in adults, although light blue vertical stripes may occur in a few fish. First dorsal fin blackish to dark blue, other fins dark brown with tinges of dark blue in some specimens.
habitats The striped marlin is an epipelagic and oceanic species usually swimming above thermocline. Generally inhabit cooler water than either black or blue marlin. This is the most dominant and widely distributed of all billfishes. Their abundance increases with 
Distribution The striped marlin is highly migratory species, occurred mainly in the tropical, subtropical and temperate waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The distribution in the Pacific Ocean is unique among billfishes in that it forms a horseshoe-shaped patter 
Utility The flesh is the best among billfishes for sashimi and sushi. Marketed mostly frozen, sometimes fresh; also smoked and frozen.