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Atlantic Blue Marlin

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The Atlantic Blue Marlin is native to the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
 
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Description

Scientific Name: Makaira nigricans Conservation Status: Unknown
Distribution: Atlantic Ocean Maximum Length: 16 feet 3 inches
Maximum Weight: 820 kg  
 
The Atlantic Blue Marlins massive size makes it one of the worlds largest bony fish species. It is a very popular game fish as well, with fishing tournaments running specifically for Atlantic Blue Marlins. They are a dark blue on the top, with a silvery-white bottom. They feed primarily on smaller fish. The Bahamas calls the Atlantic Blue Marlin its national fish.
 

Classification

- Kingdom: Animalia
 - Phylum: Chordata
  - Class: Actinopterygii
   - Order: Perciformes
    - Family: Istiophoridae
     - Genus: Makaira
      - Species: M. nigricans
 

         
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