Roundscale spearfish

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Roundscale spearfish
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Istiophoriformes
Family: Istiophoridae
Genus: Tetrapturus
Species: T. georgii
Binomial name
Tetrapturus georgii
R. T. Lowe, 1841

The roundscale spearfish (Tetrapturus georgii) is a species of marlin native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Portugal to Madeira, the Canary Islands to northern Africa and the western Mediterranean Sea to Sicily. It is suspected that it may be more widespread. It is believed to inhabit open waters. This species can reach a length of 184 centimetres (72 in) FL and the heaviest recorded fish weighed in at 21.5 kilograms (47 lb).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collette, B.; Amorim, A.F.; Boustany, A.; et al. (2011). "Tetrapturus georgii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2011: e.T170333A6752763. Retrieved 13 May 2018. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Tetrapturus georgii" in FishBase. August 2013 version.