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Makaira nigricans Lacépède, 1802
BLUE MARLIN
Indo-Pacific Blue Marlin; Makaira ampla Poey, 1860; Makaira mazara Jordan and Snyder, 1901; Makaira mazara howardi Whitley, 1954; Istiompax howardi Whitley, 1954; Tetrapturus amplus Poey, 1860; Tetrapturus mazara Jordan and Snyder, 1901; Atlantic Blue Marlin

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Species Makaira nigricans Lacépède, 1802

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CAAB : 37444003 Taxon concept Makaira_nigricans last modified 2013-10-09 10:07:52.756

Species Makaira nigricans Lacépède, 1802

Blue Marlin , Indo-Pacific Blue Marlin


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22 April 2013 - Douglass F. Hoese, Dianne J. Bray, & John R. Paxton & Matthew M. Lockett

20 December 2006 - Dianne J. Bray, Douglass F. Hoese & John R. Paxton

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

 

Generic Combinations

 

Introduction

Makaira mazara was recently placed into the synonymy of M. nigricans , see Graves and McDowell 2003 and Collette et al 2006. The species was listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN in 2011.

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

South-western WA to eastern TAS and off Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island; tropical, subtropical, occasionally entering temperate waters, circumglobal.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Timor Transition (1), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Lord Howe Province (14), Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Norfolk Island Province (21), Christmas Island Province (23), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Transition (3), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41), Central Western Transition (5), Central Western Province (6), Southwest Transition (7)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Epipelagic, marine, oceanic province, pelagic.

Extra Ecological Information

Rarely inshore.

 

General References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [230] (as Makaira mazara )

Allen, G.R., Steene, R.C. & Orchard, M. 2007. Fishes of Christmas Island . Christmas Island : Christmas Island Natural History Association 2 edn, 284 pp. [258] (as Makaira mazara )

Collette, B.B., McDowell, J.R. & Graves, J.E. 2006. Phylogeny of recent billfishes (Xiphioidei). Bulletin of Marine Science 79 (3): 455-468

Graves, J.E. & McDowell, J.R. 2003. Stock structure of the world's istiophorid billfishes: a genetic perspective. Marine and Freshwater Research 54 : 287-298 [291-292]

Hutchins, J.B. & Swainston, R. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete field guide for anglers and divers . Perth : Swainston Publishing 180 pp. [104, 141] (as Makaira mazara )

Hutchins, J.B. & Thompson, M. 1983. The Marine and Estuarine Fishes of South-western Australia . Perth : Western Australian Museum 103 pp. 345 figs. [64, 86] (as Makaira mazara )

Kailola, P.J., Williams, M.J., Stewart, P.C., Reichelt, R.E., McNee, A. & Grieve, C. 1993. Australian Fisheries Resources . Canberra : Bureau of Resource Sciences and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation 422 pp. [374] (as M. mazara )

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part II. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5 : 145–329 [266] (as Makaira mazara )

Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Australian Fisheries Newsletter 15–17, 19, 20 : 1-172 [published as separates 1956–1961] [115] (764, as M. ampla )

Nakamura, I. 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Billfishes of the world . An annotated and illustrated catalogue of marlins, sailfishes, spearfishes, and swordfishes known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Vol. 5. Rome : FAO. 65 pp. 41 figs [30] (as M. mazara )

Nakamura, I. 2001. Xiphiidae, Istiophoridae. pp. 3757-3764 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218. [3762] (as M. mazara )

Paulin, C., Stewart, A., Roberts, C. & McMillan, P. 1989. New Zealand fish: a complete guide. National Museum of New Zealand Miscellaneous Series 19 : 1-279 [233] (as Makaira mazara )

Pepperell, J. 2010. Fishes of the Open Ocean a Natural History & Illustrated Guide . Sydney : University of New South Wales Press Ltd 266 pp. [39]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [441] (as Makaira mazara )

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. [441] (as Makaira mazara )

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89 (1): 11-127 [48] (1428, as Makaira mazara howardi )

 

Common Name References

Last, P.R., Scott, E.O.G. & Talbot, F.H. 1983. Fishes of Tasmania . Hobart : Tasmanian Fisheries Development Authority 563 pp. figs. [465] ( Blue Marlin )

Nakamura, I. 1985. FAO Species Catalogue. Billfishes of the world . An annotated and illustrated catalogue of marlins, sailfishes, spearfishes, and swordfishes known to date. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Vol. 5. Rome : FAO. 65 pp. 41 figs [30] (FAO) (Indo-Pacific Blue Marlin)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Blue Marlin )

 

History of changes

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