White Marlin - Tetrapterus albidus

Dark blue to chocolate brown shading to silvery white underbelly, noticeable spots on dorsal fin, upper jaw elongated in shape of spear, body covered with imbedded scales with a single sharp point, tips of first dorsal, pectoral, and first anal fins rounded, lateral line curved above pectoral fin then going in straight line to base of tail.

size : Common to 8 feet.

An offshore, blue-water fish, pelagic, ranges throughout the Atlantic and Caribbean.

Uses its bill to stun fast-moving fishes, then turns to consume them; spawning procedures unknown; feeds on squid and pelagic fishes.