Color of body dark blue to chocolate brown, shading to silvery
white underbelly; noticeable spots on dorsal fins; upper jaw
elongated in shape of spear; body covered with imbedded scales
with a single sharp point; tips of first dorsal, pectoral,
and first anal fins rounded; lateral line curved above pectoral
fin, then going in straight line to base of tail.
fish: Blue marlin, M.
found: Offshore, a blue water fish.
Common to 8 feet.
Uses its bill to stun fast-moving fishes, then turns to
consume them; spawning procedures unknown; ranges throughout
the Atlantic and Caribbean; feeds on squid and pelagic fishes.