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Taxonavigation: Xiphioidei

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Xiphioidei

Familia: Istiophoridae
Genus: Makaira
Species: M. mazara – M. nigricans


Makaira Lacepède, 1802


  • Lacepède, B.G.E. 1802 (6 Apr.): Histoire naturelle des poissons. v. 4: i-xliv + 1-728, Pl. 1-16.
  • Collette, B.B. , J.R. McDowell, and J.E. Graves 2006: Phylogeny of Recent billfishes (Xiphioidei). Bulletin of Marine Science, 79(3): 455-468.
  • Parin, N.V. 2003: An annotated catalogue of fish-like vertebrates and fishes of the seas of Russia and adjacent countries: Part 3. Orders Perciformes (excluding suborders Gobioidei, Zoarcoidei and Stichaeoidei) and Tetraodontiformes. Voprosy Ikhtiologii, 43 (suppl. 1): S1-S40. [In English.]
  • Roskov Y., Kunze T., Orrell T., Abucay L., Paglinawan L., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Decock W., De Wever A., Didžiulis V., eds. (2014) Makaira in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 17th March 2014. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Marlin, Spearfish