Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Pisces > Class Actinopterygii > Order Perciformes > Family Istiophoridae > Genus Istiophorus

Istiophorus albicans (Latreille, 1804)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

IstiophorusLacepède, 1801accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: sailfish sources: Wheeler, A. (1992). A list of the common and scientific names of fishes of the British Isles. J. Fish Biol. 41(Suppl. A): 1-37
 English-United States: Sailfish


basis of record

van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374

additional source

Anon. (2000). FishBase 2000 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. 4 cd-roms pp.

additional source

Wheeler, A. (1992). A list of the common and scientific names of fishes of the British Isles. J. Fish Biol. 41(Suppl. A): 1-37

additional source

FishBase, version december 2007

additional source

FishBase, version may 2009

additional source

McEachran, J. D. 2009. Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

FishBase, version october 2012

additional source

Latreille, P.A. (1804). Tableau méthodique des Poissons. Pp. 71-105. in Nouveaux dictionnaire d'histoire naturelle, 1re éd., v. 24. Paris 1802-04.





External Links

GenBank (5 nucleotides; 4 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (14 publications)


Bailly, N. (2014). Istiophorus albicans (Latreille, 1804). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126949




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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