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The Sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus. Illustration by Diana Rome Peebles 1998. Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Marine Fisheries.

Species Name: Istiophorus platypterus Shaw and Nodder, 1792
Common Name: Sailfish
Atlantic sailfish
Indo-Pacific sailfish
Bayonet fish
Synonymy: Istiophorus orientalis
  1. TAXONOMY

    Kingdom Phylum/Division Class: Order: Family: Genus:
    Animalia Chordata Osteichthyes Perciformes Istiophoridae Istiophorus
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  3. LIFE HISTORY AND POPULATION BIOLOGY

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  5. COMMUNITY ECOLOGY

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