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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These billfish species, as well as all others included in the family Istiophoridae, are dioecious (separate sexes) and none of them are known to display sexual dimorphism or dichromatism, but females of many species reach a larger size than males (Nakamura, 1985).
Studies on fishes of the family Istiophoridae from the Formosan waters.
nigricans) are the most common fossils of the Family Istiophoridae. The earliest records are from the late Miocene where M.