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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:5a7c8ec1-6de5-48ed-b594-b9607745ffc2

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Istiompax indica
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
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Description

The Black Marlin has an elongate body with a stout bill, that in cross section is rounded. It has two dorsal fins, two anal fins, a lunate caudal fin and two strong keels on the side of the caudal peduncle. The pelvic fins can be depressed into a groove. The pectoral fins stick out from the side of the body and cannot be depressed. ... source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Images, Occurrence record
Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
Images, Occurrence record
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image, Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images, Occurrence record
OZ Animals
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author
Wikipedia
Reference, Images, Occurrence record

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Istiompax indica

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Istiompax indicus (Cuvier, 1832)
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Vol. 89 (1) pp. 11-127
Istiompax indicus (Cuvier, 1832)
Published in: Morrow, J.E. 1959. Istiompax indicus (Cuvier) 1831, a prior name for the black marlin. Copeia Vol. 1959 (4) pp. 347-349
Istiompax indicus (Cuvier, 1832) (Cuvier, 1832)
Makaira indica (Cuvier, 1832)
Makaira indica (Cuvier, 1832) (Cuvier, 1832)
Tetrapturus indicus Cuvier, 1832 Cuvier, 1832
Published in: Cuvier, G.L. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1832. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons Paris : Levrault Vol. 8 pp. 509 pp. pls 209-245
Tetrapturus australis Macleay, 1854 Macleay, 1854
Published in: Macleay, W.S. 1854. The Tetrapturus australis (Macleay); or, Australian sword fish. Illustr. Sydney News Vol. 1 (23) pp. 177-184 4 figs
Histiophorus brevirostris Playfair, 1866 Playfair, 1866
Published in: Playfair, R.L. in Playfair, R.L. & Günther, A. 1866. The Fishes of Zanzibar London : John van Voorst pp. 146 pp. 21 pls
Tetrapterus brevirostris (Playfair, 1866)
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Vol. 89 (1) pp. 11-127
Tetrapterus brevirostris (Playfair, 1866) (Playfair, 1866)
Istiompax marlina (Jordan & Hill, 1926)
Published in: Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Aust. Fish. Newsl. Vol. 15–17, 19, 20 pp. 1-172
Istiompax marlina (Jordan & Hill, 1926) (Jordan & Hill, 1926)
Makaira marlina Jordan & Hill, 1926 Jordan & Hill, 1926
Published in: Jordan, D.S. & Hill, H.R. in Jordan, D.S. & Evermann, B.W. 1926. A review of the giant mackerel-like fishes, tunnies, spearfishes and swordfishes. Occ. Pap. Calif. Acad. Sci. Vol. 12 pp. 113
Istiompax australis Whitley, 1931 Whitley, 1931
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1931. New names for Australian fishes. Aust. Zool. Vol. 6 (4) pp. 310-334 1 fig. pls 25-27
Istiompax dombraini Whitley, 1954 Whitley, 1954
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1954. More new fish names and records. Aust. Zool. Vol. 12 (1) pp. 57-62 fig. 3

Common Names

Common name Source
Black Marlin
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D'ombrain's Marlin [sic]
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Pacific Black Marlin
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Silver Marlin
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Southern Marlin
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Black Marlin Fish
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Black-marlin
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Giant Black Marlin
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Marlin
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Short Nosed Sword Fish
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Silver Marlin Fish
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
PERCIFORMES
suborder
SCOMBROIDEI
family
ISTIOPHORIDAE
genus
Istiompax
species
Istiompax indica  Recorded in Australia

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