Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Istiophoridae > Genus: Tetrapturus > Species: Tetrapturus albidus

Atlantic white marlin - Tetrapturus albidus Poey, 1860

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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

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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

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Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aguja blanca Spanish Fishbase
Aguja blanca del Alántico Spanish Fishbase
Aguja de costa Spanish Fishbase
Agulha Portuguese Fishbase
Alfiler Spanish Fishbase
Alton Spanish Fishbase
Atlantic white marlin English Fishbase
Cometa Spanish Fishbase
Espadarte-branco Portuguese Fishbase
Espadim-branco Portuguese Fishbase
Espadim-branco-do-Atlântico Portuguese Fishbase
Espadium branco Portuguese Fishbase
Espadium pequenho Portuguese Fishbase
Espadon branco do Atlantico Portuguese Fishbase
Hvit marlin Norwegian Fishbase
Makaire blanc French Fishbase
Makaire blanc de l'Atlantique French Fishbase
Marlim-branco Portuguese Fishbase
Marlin alb Romanian Fishbase
Marlin bialy Polish Fishbase
Marlin bianco Italian Fishbase
Marlin blanca Spanish Fishbase
Pez aguja Spanish Fishbase
Spjutfisk Swedish Fishbase
Valkomarliini Finnish Fishbase
Vit marlin Swedish Fishbase
White marlin English Fishbase
Witte marlijn Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Lamontella albida (Poey, 1860)
Makaira albida (Poey, 1860)
Makaira lessonae (Canestrini, 1861)
Tetrapturus lessonae Canestrini, 1861
Tetrapterus imperator (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Tetrapterus albidus Poey, 1860

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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