200 - 623 pounds
132" - 192"
The Indo-pacific Blue Marlin with the scientific name of Makaira Mazara is probably one of the most recognizable saltwater gamefish species in the world, not only because of their elongated bodies—that typically has a bluish hue on top and silvery-white bellies, but more so because of their spear-like upper jaws. Although this majestic fish is often mistaken for a black marlin, one (even for an untrained eye) can easily distinguish an Indo-pacific Blue Marlin from its close relative by its highly-elevated nape.
It is also worth mentioning, especially for those fishing for food purposes, that the meat of an Indo-pacific Blue Marlin is highly prized as it’s considered a delicacy in many countries (especially in Japan and South Korea) where they’re eaten raw as sashimi.
Thanks to its streamlined body as well as its large tail, the Indo-pacific Blue Marlin is known to be one of the fastest swimmers in the ocean. They are said to average around 50kph to 80kph but can reach a blinding speed of 110kph!
The Indo-pacific Blue Marlin can be found throughout the tropical and sub-tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean and&