Roundscale spearfish


Roundscale spearfish

Taxobox
name = Roundscale spearfish


regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Perciformes
familia = Istiophoridae
genus = "Tetrapturus"
species = "T. georgii"
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binomial = "Tetrapturus georgii"
binomial_authority = Philippi, 1887

Roundscale spearfish ("Tetrapturus georgii") is a Tetrapturus which lives in the Atlantic.Many fish believed to be white marlins might have been roundscale spearfish, which bear a close resemblance to the white marlin. And that raises concerns about the remaining numbers of the threatened white marlin species.

A team of university and government scientists has confirmed the existence of the enigmatic billfish species closely resembling the heavily fished, overexploited white marlin.

That brings into doubt the future of the threatened white marlin, as recent population assessments might have been overestimated since the species is virtually indistinguishable from the previously unrecognized roundscale spearfish.

References

*http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/life_sciences/report-79792.html

*http://www.npr.org/templates/dmg/dmg.php?prgCode=ATC&showDate=02-mar-2007&segNum=12&NPRMediaPref=RM&getUnderwriting=1

*FishBase species |genus=Tetrapturus |species=georgii |year=2006|month=January


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