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This book is a given for recreational and commercial fishermen as well as anyone who loves the outdoors! Since most anglers identify their fish by reviewing illustrations rather than using scientific keys, the authors have succeeded in making fishing easier by providing superb illustrations and detailed diagnostics for fish identification. A valuable, one-stop reference tool for everyday anglers, fisheries experts, biologists, and outdoors writers, this guide includes intensively researched information on 207 species of saltwater fish, essential data on each species’ habitat, identification, typical size, and food value. By Jerald Horst & Mike Lane, illustrated by Duane Raver. 207 species.

Spearfish, Long Bill
Tetrapturus pfluegeri

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Family:  Billfishes  (Istrophoridae)
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Other Names :Spearfish, Atlantic Spearfish, Long Bill Spearfish
Range & Habitat :This fish is scattered throughout the offshore blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It seems to be more common in the eastern and northern Gulf than the western Gulf.
Identification & Biology :Body color is dark blue on the back, brownish-white along the sides, and white underneath. The body never has vertical bars on it, as the white and blue marlins do. The first dorsal fin is never spotted as is the white marlin’s. In cross-section, this fish is distinctly compressed from side-to-side compared to the round or oval cross-sectional shape of the blue marlin. Little is known of its biology.
Size :Usually under 50 pounds, but it can grow to over 90 pounds.
Food Value :Reported to be good, but most are released alive.
Description by: Jerald Horst, Associate Professor, Fisheries - LSU AgCenter

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