Cobalt blue on top
shading to silvery white on bottom, upper jaw elongated in form of a
spear, dorsal fin pointed at front end, pectoral fin and anal fin
pointed, lateral line reticulated (interwoven like a net, difficult
to see in large specimens), no dark spots on dorsal fin, body
covered with imbedded scales ending in one or two sharp points.
: The blue marlin is
the largest of the Atlantic marlins, common to 11 feet, known to
exceed 2,000 pounds.
An offshore, blue-water fish, pelagic, makes trans-Atlantic
Most trophy size blue marlin are females, males normally do not
exceed 300 pounds, spawning procedures are unknown, feeds on squid
and pelagic fishes including tuna, dolphin (dorado) and mackerel.