Scientific Name
Istiompax indica
Istiompax indica立翅旗魚
by: ©The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Author (Cuvier, 1832) Depth 0 - 915M
Chinese 立翅旗魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 旗魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F477 Istiophoridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 印度槍魚 
Max Length 465 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 翹翅仔、白肉旗魚、闊胸仔、立翅旗魚、白皮丁挽、白皮旗魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North East、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Sumatra 
Synonyms Histiophorus brevirostris, Istiomax indicus, Istiompax australis, Istiompax brevirostris, Istiompax dombraini, Istiompax indicus, Istiompax marlina, Maikaira indica, Makaira ampla marlina, Makaira ampla tahitiensis, Makaira australis, Makaira brevirostris, Makaira herscheri ...all 30..  
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 Shimose, T., K. Yokawa, H. Saito, etc. 2008 
Specimen List ASIZP0802490. ASIZP0805807. ASIZP0912490. ASIZP0915807.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Short nosed sword fish; Pacific black marlin; Silver marlin; Silver marlin fish; Short-nosed swordfish; Black marlin fish; Black marlin; Giant black 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. The height of anterior lobe of first dorsal fin less than greatest body depth. The second dorsal fin slightly forward of second anal fin. Pectoral fins rigid and not adpressible against sides of body. Pelvic fins with a poorly developed membrane, shorter than the pectorals and depressible into ventral grooves. 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 black marlin is an epipelagic and oceanic species usually found above the thermocline, often in nearshore waters close to land masses, islands and coral reefs. Occurring nearer to surface than most other billfishes (expect the sailfish), but this is b 
Distribution The black marlin is highly migratory species, distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans where the main population and the spawning grounds occur, but it occasionally also enters temperate waters. Stray ind 
Utility The flesh is of good quality; marketed refrigerated or frozen and prepared as sashimi in Japan.