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Encyclopedia > Istiophoridae
Marlin

Striped marlin
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalae
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Istiophoridae
Genera

Tetrapturus
Makaira
A marlin. ... Scientific classification - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Bilateria Acoelomorpha Orthonectida Rhombozoa ?Myxozoa Superphylum Deuterostomia    Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Orders See text The Actinopterygii are the ray-finned fish. ... Families many, see text The Perciformes, also called the Percomorphi or Acanthopteri, include about 40% of all fish and are the largest order of vertebrates. ...

This article refers to the fish. other uses of the word are here.Marlin (disambiguation)


A marlin is a fish, also called a spearfish. It has an body, up to 2.5 m long, a spearlike snout, and a dorsal fin, which extends to form a crest. Marlins are swimmers, occurring in seas and hunting small fish. Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus, the most abundant fish species in the world. ... The metre (American spelling: meter), symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of length, in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. ... Human nose Anatomically, a nose is a protuberance in vertebrates that houses the nostrils, or nares, which admit and expel air for respiration. ... The contents of this page have been moved to http://en. ... A fin is a surface used to produce thrust or to steer while traveling in water, air, or other fluid media. ...


The larger species include the blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, which grows to 4.6 m (14.6 feet) long and around 450 kg (992 pounds). They are popular sporting fishes in areas and are also important as a fish. The international prototype, made of platinum-iridium, which is kept at the BIPM under conditions specified by the 1st CGPM in 1889. ... Sport fishing is a form of recreational fishing where the primary reward is the challenge of finding and catching the fish rather than the culinary or financial value of the fishs flesh. ...


A marlin is a primary character in Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. Ernest Hemingway, 1950. ... Original book cover The Old Man and the Sea, composed in 1951 in Cuba and published in 1952, was the last major work of fiction to be written by Ernest Hemingway and published in his lifetime. ...


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marlin - HighBeam Encyclopedia (355 words)
marlin common name for open-sea fish related to the sailfish and swordfish (family Istiophoridae) and prized by sportsmen.
The striped marlin of the Pacific reaches a weight of 300 to 400 lb (135-180 kg); the paler white marlin of the Atlantic rarely exceeds 100 lb (45 kg).
Marlins are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Osteichthyes, order Perciformes, family Istiophoridae.
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