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Related to Istiophoridae: marlin
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Noun1.Istiophoridae - sailfishesIstiophoridae - sailfishes; spearfishes; marlins  
fish family - any of various families of fish
Scombroidea, suborder Scombroidea - mackerels; tunas; albacores; bonitos; swordfishes; sailfishes
sailfish - large pelagic game fish having an elongated upper jaw and long dorsal fin that resembles a sail
genus Istiophorus, Istiophorus - type genus of the Istiophoridae
billfish - giant warm-water game fish having a prolonged and rounded toothless upper jaw
genus Tetrapturus, Tetrapturus - a genus of Istiophoridae
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Migration patterns of Istiophoridae in the Pacific Ocean as determined by cooperative tagging programs.
In the Hawaii commercial longline, troll, and handline fisheries for highly migratory pelagic species, both dolphinfish (mahimahi), Coryphaena hippurus, and wahoo (ono), Acanthocybium solandri, are incidentally caught and are of secondary importance to tunas, Scombridae, and billfishes, Istiophoridae.
A review of the tag release and recapture files for Istiophoridae from the Southeast Fisheries Science Center's Cooperative Gamefish Tagging Program.
Approximately 160 whole and partial skeletons of Recent specimens representing seven species of the family Istiophoridae were examined and used for comparisons with the fossil material.
Studies on fishes of the family Istiophoridae from the Formosan waters.
Unidentified tuna Xiphiidae, Swordfishes 144 Xiphias gladius Swordfish Istiophoridae, Billfishes 145 Istiophorus platypterus Sailfish 146 Makaira nigricans Blue marlin 147 N.
Sailfish is a member of the billfish family, Istiophoridae, which also includes marlins and spearfishes, and is considered a bycatch species in commercial fisheries.