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Kajikia albida

(Poey 1860)

Kajikia albida was originally described as Tetrapturus albida by Poey in 1860. It belongs to the family Istiophoridae. It is commonly known as Atlantic white marlin but has many other common names such as Atlantic white marlin in Australia, white marlin in USA, Nishimakajiki in Japan, Agulhao in Brazil, White marlin in South Africa, Wit marlyn in South Africa. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   albida
AuthorWI   Poey [F.]
AuthorNI   Poey
Qualification   ---
Year   1860
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Istiophoriformes Istiophoriformes
Family   Istiophoridae
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Genus   Kajikia
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Istiophoriformes
Family   Istiophoridae
Genus   Kajikia
Original Name   Tetrapturus        
Taxon Name   albidus
Original Combination   Tetrapturus albidus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Tetrapturus albidus
OriginalSubGenus   Tetrapturus
Original Author   Poey
Original AuthorWI   Poey [F.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1860
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Cuba.
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
Journal   Mem. Hist. Nat. Cuba
Citation   v. 2
Page   237
Illustrations   Pls. 15-17

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Kajikia albida
Current Species albida
Current Genus Kajikia
Current AuthorWI Poey [F.]
Current AuthorNI Poey
Current Year 1860
Current Family Istiophoridae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Usually above the thermocline. Its distribution varies seasonally, reaching higher latitudes in both the northern and southern hemispheres only during the respective warm seasons. Usually found in deep (over 100 m) blue water with surface temperatures over 22°C and salinities of 35 to 37 ppt. Currents of 0.5 to 2 knots occur over much of its habitat. Feeds on fishes and squids. Flesh is of excellent quality.

Current Summary   Valid as Kajikia albida  (Poey 1860). Istiophoridae.
Name History   •Valid as Tetrapturus albidus Poey 1860 -- (de Sylva 1973:480 [ref. 7210], Nakamura 1983:309 [ref. 5371], Heemstra 1986:841 [ref. 5660], Nakamura 1985:35 [ref. 20161], Nakamura in Whitehead et al. 1986:1003 [ref. 13676], Robins & Ray 1986:265 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:469 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:181 [ref. 14674], Nakamura 1990:1005 [ref. 19483], Boschung 1992:170 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:343 [ref. 23827], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:174 [ref. 25472], Cervigón 1994:236 [ref. 24488], Fierstine & Voigt 1996:148 [ref. 22401], Santos et al. 1997:109 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:103 [ref. 24952], Aguilera 1998:53 [ref. 24221], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:336 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:169 [ref. 27754], Collette in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:515 [ref. 26158], Nakamura 2003:1865 [ref. 27116], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:103 [ref. 27192], Nelson et al. 2004:177 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:793 [ref. 28815], Vaske et al. 2005:77 [ref. 36155], Nión et al. 2016:54 [ref. 35565]). •Valid as Kajikia albida (Poey 1860) -- (Collette et al. 2006:466 [ref. 28911], Page et al. 2013:182 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Collette 2013:182 [ref. 32953], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:84 [ref. 33341], Wirtz et al. 2014:11 [ref. 33516], Nakamura & Collette in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2942 [ref. 34618], Brown et al. 2019:169 [ref. 36444], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:100 [ref. 36864], Collette & Graves 2019:303 [ref. 37341]).

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audax Kajikia audax (Philippi [R. A.] 1887)Valid
formosana Kajikia formosana Hirasaka [K.] & Nakamura [H.] 1947Synonym
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