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Atlantic blue marlin larva (Makaira nigricans) In one spawning, the female blue marlin may release up to 7 million eggs, each approximately in diameter. The planktonic young may drift in the pelagic zone and may grow as much as to in a day.

Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) / Artist: Ian Coleman

Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) / Artist: Ian Coleman

Marlin species include the Atlantic blue marlin (Makaira nigricans), black marlin (Makaira indica, Indo-Pacific blue marlin (Makaira mazara), striped marlin (Tetrapturus audax) and white marlin (Tetrapturus albidus.

Marlin species include the Atlantic blue marlin (Makaira nigricans), black marlin (Makaira indica, Indo-Pacific blue marlin (Makaira mazara), striped marlin (Tetrapturus audax) and white marlin (Tetrapturus albidus.

The largest billfish, the Atlantic blue marlin [ Makaira nigricans ] weighs up to 820 kilograms (1800 pounds) and has been classified as a vulnerable species.

The largest billfish, the Atlantic blue marlin [ Makaira nigricans ] weighs up to 820 kilograms (1800 pounds) and has been classified as a vulnerable species.

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The record for Atlantic Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) has the distinction of being set on a Leap Day. On Feburary 29, 1992, after an 80 minute battle, Paulo Amorim landed a whopper off the coast of Vitória, Brazil that weighed in at 1,402 pounds. This beat the old record by an impressive 120 pounds.

The record for Atlantic Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) has the distinction of being set on a Leap Day. On Feburary 29, 1992, after an 80 minute battle, Paulo Amorim landed a whopper off the coast of Vitória, Brazil that weighed in at 1,402 pounds. This beat the old record by an impressive 120 pounds.

realmonstrosities:  ichthyologist:  Atlantic blue marlin larva (Makaira nigricans) In one spawning, the female blue marlin may release up to 7 million eggs, each approximately 1mm in diameter. The planktonic young may drift in the pelagic zone and may grow as much as to 1.6cm in a day. © Cedric Guigand   It can get up to 5 metres (16 feet) long! Eventually.

realmonstrosities: ichthyologist: Atlantic blue marlin larva (Makaira nigricans) In one spawning, the female blue marlin may release up to 7 million eggs, each approximately 1mm in diameter. The planktonic young may drift in the pelagic zone and may grow as much as to 1.6cm in a day. © Cedric Guigand It can get up to 5 metres (16 feet) long! Eventually.