Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Istiophoridae > Genus: Istiophorus > Species: Istiophorus albicans

Atlantic sailfish - Istiophorus albicans (Latreille, 1804)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Atlantic sailfish English Fishbase
Atlanticheskii parusnik Russian Fishbase
Atlantinpurjekala Finnish Fishbase
Atlantisk segelfisk Swedish Fishbase
Atlantisk seilfisk Norwegian Fishbase
Bicuda Portuguese Fishbase
Caravela Portuguese Fishbase
Espadarte-veleiro Portuguese Fishbase
Espardarte veleiro Portuguese Fishbase
Fächerfisch German Fishbase
Peco Portuguese Fishbase
Peixe de vela Portuguese Fishbase
Peixe-vela Portuguese Fishbase
Pesce vela Italian Fishbase
Pez vela del Atlántico Spanish Fishbase
Purjekala Finnish Fishbase
Segelfisch German Fishbase
Segelfisk Swedish Fishbase
Seilfisk Norwegian Fishbase
Sejlfisk Danish Fishbase
Valeiro-do-Atlántico Portuguese Fishbase
Veleiro Portuguese Fishbase
Veleiro do Atlantico Portuguese Fishbase
Veleiro-do-Atlántico Portuguese Fishbase
Voilier de l'Atlantique French Fishbase
Zegal-fisch Dutch Fishbase
Zeilvis Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Histiophorus albicans (Latreille, 1804)
Istiophorus americanus (Cuvier, 1832)
Istiophorus maguirei Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Istiophorus volador Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Istiophorus wrighti Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Histiophorus americanus Cuvier, 1832
Histiophorus pulchellus Cuvier, 1832
Makaira velifera Cuvier, 1832
Skeponopodus guebucu Nardo, 1833
Histiophorus granulifer Castelnau, 1861
Xiphias velifer Schneider, 1801
Makaira albicans Latreille, 1804
Istiophorus platypterus (non Shaw & Nodder, 1792)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (invalid) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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