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

Indo-Pacific sailfish - Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw, 1792)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Indo-Pacific sailfish English Fishbase
Pacific sailfish English Fishbase
Pez vela del Indo-Pacífico Spanish Fishbase
Pez vela del Pacífico Spanish Fishbase
Purjekala Finnish Fishbase
Sailfish English Fishbase
Segelfisk Swedish Fishbase
Seilfisk Norwegian Fishbase
Voilier de I'Indo-Pacifique French Fishbase
Voilier indo-pacifique French Fishbase
Zaglica Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Istiophorus brookei Fowler, 1933
Istiophorus gladius greyi Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Istiophorus greyii Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Istiophorus ludibundus Whitley, 1933
Scomber gladius Bloch, 1793
Istiophorus gladifer Lacepède, 1801
Xiphias velifer Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Histiophorus indicus Cuvier, 1832
Histiophorus immaculatus Rüppell, 1830
Histiophorus orientalis Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Histiophorus gladius (Bloch, 1793)
Istiophorus dubius (Bleeker, 1873)
Istiophorus triactis Klunzinger, 1871
Istiophorus japonicus Jordan & Thompson, 1914
Istiophorus gladius (Bloch, 1793)
Istiophorus orientalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Istiophorus greyi Jordan & Evermann, 1926
Istiophorus immaculatus (Rüppell, 1830)
Istiophorus amarui Curtis, 1944
Istiophorus eriquius Jordan & Ball, 1926
Xiphias platypterus Shaw, 1792

Other resources

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NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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