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

Makaira nigricans Lacepède, 1802

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MakairaLacepède, 1802accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: blauwe marlijn sources: Davidson, A. (2001). North Atlantic fish cookbook [Noord-Atlantisch viskookboek]. Scepter: Bussum, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-72653-14-9. 556 pp.
 English: Atlantic blue marlin; blue marlin sources: Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Blue Marlin sources: Charles Hussey
 Spanish, Castillian: marlin azul


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

Lacepède, B.G.E. (1802). Histoire naturelle des poissons: IV.. chez Plassan: Paris, France. xliv, 728, 16 pl. 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

Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.

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






External Links

Barcode of Life (61 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (64 publications)
GenBank (242 nucleotides; 109 proteins)


Bailly, N. (2014). Makaira nigricans Lacepède, 1802. 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:126950




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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