genus Makaira


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Noun1.genus Makaira - marlinsgenus Makaira - marlins        
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
family Istiophoridae, Istiophoridae - sailfishes; spearfishes; marlins
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
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With exception of its rostrum, specimen OCPC 31001 has few bones in common with other fossils of the genus Makaira. For example, two specimens of M.
Discussion.--These bones are too fragmentary to be positively identified to genus, however, the rostra, pterygiophore, fin spines, and two predentaries are from fish of large size, a factor that favors their identification as belonging to the genus Makaira or Tetrapturus audax, and not to the genus Istiohorus nor to T.