family Istiophoridae


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Noun1.family Istiophoridae - sailfishesfamily Istiophoridae - 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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Studies on fishes of the family Istiophoridae from the Formosan waters.
This has not yet been achieved for larval billfishes of the family Istiophoridae from the Atlantic Ocean: sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus), blue marlin (Makaira nigricans), white marlin (Tetrapturus albidus), and longbill spearfish (Tetrapturus pfluegeri).

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