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Free Content The Occurrence and Taxonomic Relationships of the Blue Marlin (Makaira Ampla Poey) in the Pacific Ocean

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Evidence is presented indicating that the Atlantic blue marlin also occurs in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Such evidence includes direct comparison of specimens from both oceans on the basis of quantitative and qualitative characters. The taxonomic relationships of the blue marlin in the eastern Pacific, are established by direct comparison with the black and striped marlins from the same geographical region. In addition, the occurrence of the blue marlin throughout the central and western Pacific is established by discussion of the pertinent literature.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1956

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