White Marlin: Tetrapterus albidus
color of body dark blue to chocolate brown, shading to silvery
white underbelly; noticeable spots on dorsal fin; upper jaw
elongated in shape of spear; body covered with embedded scales with
a single sharp point; tips of first dorsal, pectoral, and first
anal fins rounded; lateral line curved above pectoral fin, then
going in straight line to base of tail.
OFFSHORE, a blue water fish.
uses its bill to stun fast-moving fishes, then turns to consume
them; spawning procedures unknown; ranges throughout the Atlantic
and Caribbean; feeds on squid and pelagic fishes
161 lb, caught near Miami Beach
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