Author: Bullbuster Team
List Of Pacific Billfish (Plus Their Scientific Names & Nicknames)
Below is a list of billfish you can find when fishing anywhere from San Diego to the South Pacific.
1) Black Marlin
Scientific Name: Makaira indica
Nickname: Aguja Negro, Marlin Negro, A' u
2) Blue Marlin
Scientific Name: Makaira nigircans
Nickname: Pacific Blue Marlin, Aguja, Marlin Azul, A'u Kajiki
Scientific Name: Isiophorus platyperus
Nickname: Pacific Sailfish, Pez Vela, A'u Lepe
4) Shortbill Spearfish
Scientific Name: Terapturus angustirostris
Nickname: Pez Aguja, Hebi
5) Striped Marlin
Scientific Name: Terapturus audax
Nickname: Nairagi, A'u
Scientific Name: Xiphias gladius
Nickname: Broadbill, Pez Espada, Shutome, A'u-Ku
To learn more about identifying Pacific gamefish take a look at articles here on the community or if you like things in paper, check out Vic Dunaway's "Sportfish Of The Pacific", a book lent to our team by Bullbuster Community member William Shiffman.
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