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Accepted name: Makaira nigricans Lacepède, 1802

Scientific synonyms and common names

Makaira nigricans Lacepede, 1801

Synonyms:

Makaira nigricans Lacepède, 1802, Hist. nat. Poiss., 4: 688-691, pl. 13 (fig. 3) (original description; type locality: Ile de Ré, Bay of Biscay, France). Type specimen: based on a sketch of a 365 kg adult sent to Lacepède, in the Museum national dsHistoire naturelle; see Morrow, 1959, for discussion.
Tetrapturus herschelii Gray, 1838, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., 1: 313, pl. 10 (type locality: Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, east coast of Africa, based on a specimen 11 feet long).
Tetrapturus amplus Poey, 1860, Mem. Hist. nat. Cuba, 2: 237, 243-244, pl. XV (fig. 2), pl. 16 17 (fig. 12-25) (type locality: coast of Cuba). Type specimen: 2453 mm long; Poey Collection no. 190.
Istiophorus nigricans: Jordan & Evermann, 1896, 47 (1): 891.
Makaira ampla: Jordan & Evermann, 1926, 12: 69.
Makaira herscheu: Jordan & Evermann, 1926,12: 69-70.
Makaira bermudae Mowbray, 1931, Fauna Bermud., (1): 1, phot. (type locality: Castle Harbour, Bermuda). Specimen (10 feet 1 inch) destroyed.
Makaira nigricans ampla: Conrad & La Monte, 1937, 74 (4): 207-220.
Makaira ampla ampla: La Monte & Marcy, 1941, 1(2): table facing p. 3.
Eumakaira nigra Hirasaka & Nakamura, 1947, Bull. oceanogr. Inst. Taiwan, (3): 16, pl. 2 (fig. 2) (type locality: South China Sea and Japan Current).
Makaira perezi de Buen, 1950, Publ. Cient. Serv. oceanogr. Pesca, Montevideo (Uruguay). Type specimen: an adult, 3.82 m total length.
Istiompax howardi Whitley, 1954, Austral. Zool., 12: 58-60, pl. 3 (fig. 3) (type locality: New South Wales, Australia). Type: a 402 pound specimen, AMS no. IB 2924.
Makaira (Makaira) nigricans: Robins & de Sylva, 1963, 10 (4): 406.


Common names:

aguija azul [Es]
aguja de casta [Es]
blue marlin [En]
castero [Es]
cuban black marlin [En]
guja azul [Es]
makaire bleu [Fr]
peito [Pr]
squadron [En]

Blue marlin (Makaira nigricans)