Marlin, blue (Atlantic) (Makaira nigricans )

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Marlin, blue (Atlantic) (Makaira nigricans)

Lacepede, 1802; ISTIOPHORIDAE FAMILY
This pelagic and migratory species occurs in tropical and warm temperate oceanic waters. In the Atlantic Ocean it is found from 45°N to 35°S, and in the Pacific Ocean from 48°N to 48°S. It is less abundant in the eastern portions of both oceans. In the Indian Ocean it occurs around Ceylon, Mauritius, and off the east coast of Africa. In the northern Gulf of Mexico its movements seem to be associated with the so called Loop Current, an extension of the Caribbean Current. Seasonal concentrations occur in the southwest Atlantic (5°-30°S) from January to April... Read More

 
Record Details
Angler
Paulo Amorim
Weight of Fish
636.00 kg (1,402 lb 2 oz)
Length of Fish
411.00 cm (161.81 in)
Girth of Fish
248.00 cm (98 in)
Location of Catch
Vitoria, Brazil
Date of Catch
29-Feb-1992
Type of Rod
Capt. Harry's
Type of Reel
Penn Int'l 80 STW
Type of Line
Ande
Line Size
80 lb
Method of Catch
Trolling
Lure or Bait
Moldcraft lure
 
Species Location:
Vitoria, Brazil

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