Black Marlin Photos

“The Man In The Black Suit”

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Scientific name: Istiompax indica

  • The man in the black suit is found in tropical and subtropical areas of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
  • With a maximum published length of 4.65 m (15.3 ft) and weight of 750 kg (1,650 lb), it is one of the largest of its species and also one of the largest bony fish.
  • This marlin is one of the fastest fish, with speeds of up to 129 km/h (80 mph) as estimated from the speed that hooked marlins are able to unwind fishing line.
  • Compared to striped, white marlin's and sailfish, black's are more solid than their blue counterparts. They have a shorter bill and a rounder and lower dorsal fin.
  • Black's may be distinguished from all other marlin species by their rigid pectoral fins, which, especially from a weight of around 150 lb (75 kg) or so, are unable to be pressed flat against their sides.
  • They tend to stay in warmer waters and hunt the surface. In addition to warmer waters, they also are found close to land masses as opposed to wide-open water.
  • Many people see marlin as the premier game fish for sport fisherman. Because of their size and physique, these species are popularly fished.

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