blue on top shading to silvery white on bottom; upper jaw
elongate in form of spear; dorsal fin and pointed at front
end; pectoral fin and anal fin pointed; lateral line reticulated
(interwoven like a net), difficult to see large specimens;
no dark spots on dorsal fin; body covered with imbedded scales
ending in one or two sharp points.
marlin, T. albidus (white has rounded dorsal
at front end, round tip of pectoral and anal fins, and spots
on the dorsal fin).
a blue water fish.
of the Atlantic marlins, common to 11 feet, known to exceed
the trophy size are females; males do not exceed 300 pounds;
make tran-Atlantic migrations; spawning procedures unknown;
feeds on squid and pelagic fishes, including blackfin tuna
and frigate mackerel.