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Tetrapturus belone.jpg
Mediterranean spearfish (T. belone)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Istiophoriformes
Family: Istiophoridae
Genus: Tetrapturus
Rafinesque, 1810
Type species
Tetrapturus belone
Rafinesque, 1810
  • Lamontella J. L. B. Smith, 1956
  • Marlina Z. Grey, 1928
  • Pseudohistiophorus F. de Buen, 1950
  • Skeponopodus Nardo, 1833

Tetrapturus is a genus of marlins found in tropical and subtropical oceans throughout the world. Some are popular in big-game fishing.


There are currently four recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Tetrapturus in FishBase. August 2013 version.