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Taxonavigation: Xiphioidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
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.]
  • Makaira Report on ITIS

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Marlin, Spearfish