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Appearance:
Back is blue-black, fading to a silvery-white belly
Tips of dorsal, pectoral and anal fins are pointed
Lack black spots on dorsal fin
Upper jaw elongated into a spear shape
Scales with one or two sharp points
Lateral line is interwoven like a net, hard to see in large individuals
Similar Species: White marlin, K. albida (dorsal fin rounded with noticeable spots; tip of pectoral and anal fins rounded)
Size: Up to 16 feet (1400 pounds); largest Atlantic marlin species
Habitat:
Offshore waters
Behavior:
Unlike swordfish, blue marlin feed mostly during the day on fish and squid. They hunt alone and have been reported to use their long, sharp bill to slice or stun prey.
Additional Information
State Record:External Website 1046 lbs, caught near Panama City
Fishing Tips and Facts: This may be the ultimate of the big game fish – the one Hemingway so often wrote about. Serious anglers rig heavy and expect to fight a marlin for 4-6 hours.

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