Istiophoridae


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Istiophoridae

[‚is·tē·ə′fȯr·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The billfishes, a family of oceanic perciform fishes in the suborder Scombroidei.
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Use of rostral characters for identifying adult billfishes (Teleostei: Perciformes: Istiophoridae and Xiphiidae).
OCPC 31001, Oso Member, Capistrano Formation, late Miocene, California, compared with the mean (z), observed range (or), and number of bones examined (n) for the same variables of eight extant species of the family Istiophoridae.
Family Istiophoridae (sensu Robins and deSylva, 1960)
Its shield-like shape, the stellate pattern on its anterior and posterior surfaces for articulation with the pterygiophore anterior and posterior to it, and the broad articular surface for the fin spine, are characteristic features of a pterygiophore from the anterior part of the dorsal or anal fin in the Istiophoridae.
platypterus in the upper Pliocene San Diego Formation based on a fragmentary vertebra, but after examination of the specimen we believe it should be identified as Istiophoridae genus and species indeterminate].
1 Table 2 Number (and % composition by number) of the main cephalopod prey species found in the diet of Scombridae and Istiophoridae from the tropical Atlantic Ocean between October and December 2000.
The cooperative tagging center mark-recapture database for Istiophoridae (1954-1975) with an analysis of the west Atlantic ICCAT billfish tagging program.
75 70 Table 3 Key for ethanol-preserved larvae and postlarval specimens of Istiophoridae caught in the Straits of Florida and the Bahamas.