Shortbill Spearfish


Shortbill Spearfish

Tetrapturus angustirostris

The shortbill spearfish is a species of marlin that lives in the tropical and temperate waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is a highly migratory species, and is usually found close to the surface of the water. 

The shortbill spearfish has a dark black band extends across the top of the fish with a silver-white colour below. The dorsal and ventral fins are almost black and the anal fins are a white colour. The inner surfaces of the tail and the pectoral fins are black and the outer surface is white. This fish has a mild flavour and is commonly served grilled.

Shortbill Spearfish

Although some stray individuals are found in the Atlantic Ocean, this species is believed to have its spawning grounds and principal populations only in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Spawning is believed to occur mainly during the winter months, especially in warm offshore currents with surface temperature of about 25°C.

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