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mar·lin 1

 (mär′lĭn)
n.
Any of several large marine fishes of the genera Makaira and Tetrapturus, which have an elongated spearlike upper jaw and are highly valued as game fish.

[Short for marlinespike (from the pointed shape of the snout).]

mar·lin 2

 (mär′lĭn)
n.
Variant of marline.

marlin

(ˈmɑːlɪn)
n, pl -lin or -lins
(Animals) any of several large scombroid food and game fishes of the genera Makaira, Istiompax, and Tetrapturus, of warm and tropical seas, having a very long upper jaw: family Istiophoridae. Also called: spearfish
[C20: from marlinespike; with allusion to the shape of the beak]

mar•lin1

(ˈmɑr lɪn)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -lin, (esp. for kinds or species) -lins.
any large saltwater game fish of the genera Makaira and Tetrapturus, with a spearlike upper jaw.
[1915–20, Amer.; short for marlinespike]

mar•lin2

(ˈmɑr lɪn)

n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marlin - large long-jawed oceanic sport fishes; related to sailfishes and spearfishes; not completely cold-blooded i.e. able to warm their brains and eyes
billfish - giant warm-water game fish having a prolonged and rounded toothless upper jaw
blue marlin, Makaira nigricans - largest marlin; may reach 2000 pounds; found worldwide in warm seas
black marlin, Makaira marlina, Makaira mazara - large game fish in the Pacific Ocean; may reach 1000 pounds
Makaira mitsukurii, striped marlin - Pacific food and game fish marked with dark blue vertical stripes
Makaira albida, white marlin - small marlin (to 180 pounds) of western Atlantic
Translations
macaira

marlin

[ˈmɑːlɪn] N (marlin or marlins (pl)) (= fish) → aguja f

marlin

marline [ˈmɑːlɪn]
A. N (Naut) → merlín m, empalmadura f, trincafía f
B. CPD marlin(e) spike Npasador m

marlin

nFächerfisch m, → Marlin m
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However, although istiophorid species have varied fecundity (Eldridge and Wares, 1974; Salcedo-Bojorquez and Arreguin-Sanchez, 2011) and spawning grounds (Richardson, 2008), the dolphinfish is highly fecund, spawns throughout a wide geographical range, has an early age at first maturity, and a short generation time (Palko et al.
Blue marlins inhabit temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific Oceans and are considered the most tropical of all istiophorid species (Nakamura 1983).
The istiophorid billfishes are large, highly migratory predators, whose range and movements encompass vast geographical areas.
However, if an investigator were to design an experiment to disprove the hypothesis that billfishes (Xiphiid swordfish and Istiophorid marlin) break their bills in whales purely from chance encounter, it would be difficult to design one better than chance events provided off the east coast of Africa (Smith 1956).
Our postrelease mortality rates for pelagic sharks were similar to PSAT tagged istiophorid billfish released from commercial pelagic longline gear in the Atlantic (average postrelease mortality rate was 9%, CI*=2-18%) (Kerstetter et al.
Effort in the JLL is given as total number of longline hooks deployed and catch as numbers of boated and discarded tunas (several species), swordfish, and istiophorid billfishes.
A large fossil skull and several rostra of Makaira nigricans Lacepede, 1802 (Perciformes: Istiophoridae), as well as some less diagnostic istiophorid remains, have been recovered from the middle facies of the Trinidad Formation near Rancho Algodones, San Jose del Cabo Basin, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Abstract--We evaluated the conservation benefits of the use of circle hooks compared with standard J hooks in the recreational fishery for Atlantic istiophorid billfishes, noting hooking location and the presence of trauma (bleeding) for 123 blue marlin (Makaira nigricans), 272 white marlin (Kajikia albida), and 132 sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) caught on natural baits rigged with one of the two hook types.
Istiophorid larvae were collected with paired neuston nets (2-m widthx1-m height frame) with two mesh sizes (500 [micro]m and 1200 [micro]m) to account for potential differences in capture success between mesh sizes.
This study has shown that surface mucous contains sufficient quantities of genomic DNA to carry out RAPD analyses of istiophorid billfishes and swordfish, as well as sequencing applications of istiophorid billfishes.
White marlin (Tetrapturus albidus Poey 1860) is an istiophorid billfish species widely distributed in tropical and temperate waters throughout the Atlantic Ocean, including the Caribbean Sea.
Abstract--The identification of larval istiophorid billfishes from the western North Atlantic Ocean has long been problematic.