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Fish of the Week - Longbill Spearfish
Color of body dark blue, shading to silvery, white underneath.
Dorsal fin bluish, others brown-black.
Two dorsal fins, the first lengthy, its front forming a peak.
Two anal fins, the anus well in front of the first.
Upper jaw prolonged into spear, its cross section round.
Similar Fish: White Marlin, T. albidus.
Size: To 90 pounds (7 feet).
Habitat: Offshore in deep water.
Notes: Uncommon; available data indicate that the spearfish matures at 2 years of age, and rarely lives past 4 to 5 years. They are pelagic, and feed at or near the surface, mainly on fishes and squid. Named for Al Pflueger, Sr., founder of Pflueger Taxidermy.
Art by Diane Rome Peebles
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