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Black marlin

Istiompax indica

(Image credit: NSW DPI)

Body colour is dark black, blue on the upper surface becoming silvery white on the lower surface of the body. Distinguished by lack of cross-bars and contains a rigid pectoral fin.

Length: Up to 5 m

(Previously known as Makaira indica)


Pelagic offshore ocean waters; 0-915 m depth

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Log if found south of Shark Bay, Western Australia

Related links/info

Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following resources:

Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coast, Edited by M. Gomon. D. Bray and R. Kuiter (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne

Allen, G. R (2009) " Field Guide to Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-East Asia". Fourth Edition.Western Australian Museum. Perth. Western Australia

Find further information and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/

Number of sightings 1

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