Istiophoridae - Billfishes

Access images and fact sheets of the istiophorid fishes on the site. The family contains the billfishes, marlins, and sailfishes.

A Blue Marlin caught east of Kiama

A Blue Marlin caught east of Kiama
Photographer: Greg Ashton © Greg Ashton

Istiophorus platypterus Sailfish
Istiompax indica Black Marlin
Makaira nigricans Blue Marlin
Tetrapturus angustirostris Shortbill Spearfish

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Istiophoridae, Billfishes, Marlins, Sailfish,