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Kajikia audax (Stripey; Striped swordfish; Striped marlin; Spikefish; Spearfish; Pacific striped marlin; New Zealand marlin; Marlin; Beakie; Beak; Barred marlin; Marlín)

Synonyms: Histiophorus audax; Istiophorus audax; Kajikia formosana; Kajikia mitsukurii; Makaira audax; Makaira audax zelandica; Makaira formosana; Makaira grammatica; Makaira holei; Makaira mitsukurii; Makaira tenuirostratus; Makaira zelandica; Marlina audax; Marlina jauffreti; Marlina mitsukurii; Marlina zelandica; Tetrapterus audax; Tetrapturus acutirostratus; Tetrapturus audax; Tetrapturus ectenes; Tetrapturus mitsukurii; Tetrapturus tenuirostratus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The striped marlin, Kajikia audax, is a small species of marlin found in tropical to temperate Indo-Pacific oceans not far from the surface. It is a desirable commercial and game fish with a record weight (in 1982) of 190 kg (420 lb) and a maximum length of 4.2 m (13.8 ft). The striped marlin is a predator that hunts during the day in the top 100 metres or so of the water column, often near the surface. One of their chief prey is sardines.
View Wikipedia Record: Kajikia audax

Attributes

Migration [1]  Oceanodromous
Speed [2]  50.33 MPH (22.5 m/s)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  

Prey / Diet

Arripis trutta (Salmon trout)[3]
Balistes polylepis (Finescale triggerfish)[4]
Brama brama (Ray's bream)[5]
Caranx caballus (Green jack)[4]
Cololabis saira (Skipper)[3]
Decapterus koheru (Scad)[5]
Decapterus muroadsi (brownstriped mackerel scad)[4]
Dosidicus gigas (jumbo squid)[4]
Engraulis mordax (Californian anchoveta)[3]
Etrumeus acuminatus (Atlantic red herring)[4]
Gempylus serpens (Snack mackerel)[3]
Katsuwonus pelamis (White bonito)[5]
Merluccius productus (Whiting)[4]
Opisthonema libertate (Deep-bodied thread herring)[4]
Pleuroncodes planipes (pelagic red crab)[4]
Pseudocaranx dentex (underjaw kingfish)[3]
Sardinops sagax (Australian pilchard)[4]
Scomber australasicus (Spotted mackerel)[5]
Scomber japonicus (Striped mackerel)[4]
Scomberesox saurus (Atlantic saury)[5]
Selar crumenophthalmus (Steenbrass)[4]
Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (purpleback squid)[4]
Trachurus declivis (Scaly mackerel)[5]
Trachurus symmetricus (Scad)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alcichthys elongatus1
Alepisaurus ferox (Wolffish)1
Anoplopoma fimbria (Skil)1
Arctocephalus philippii (Juan Fernández Fur Seal)1
Arctocephalus townsendi (Guadalupe Fur Seal)1
Arripis trutta (Salmon trout)2
Atractoscion aequidens (Trag)1
Balaenoptera borealis (Sei Whale)1
Balaenoptera edeni (Bryde's whale)2
Bathyraja trachura (Roughtail skate)1
Bothus lunatus (Solefish)1
Caranx caballus (Green jack)2
Carcharhinus falciformis (Silky shark)1
Carcharhinus signatus (Shark)1
Caulolatilus princeps (Bighead tilefish)1
Cephaloscyllium umbratile (Swell shark)2
Clupea pallasii pallasii (Pacific herring)1
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)5
Cynoscion parvipinnis (Corvina)1
Deania calcea (Thompsons shark)1
Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Saddleback Dolphin)1
Euthynnus alletteratus (Little tunny)1
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)1
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)1
Gymnocanthus intermedius (Sculpin)1
Helicolenus percoides (Sea perch)1
Hexagrammos otakii (Greenling)1
Istiompax indica (Marlin)1
Istiophorus platypterus (Atlantic sailfish)3
Kajikia albida (Marlin)1
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens (Pacific White-sided Dolphin)3
Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Dusky Dolphin)2
Lamna ditropis (Salmon shark)2
Lissodelphis borealis (Northern Right Whale Dolphin)1
Lutjanus argentiventris (yellowtail snapper)1
Makaira mazara (black spearfish)2
Makaira nigricans (Ocean guard)1
Merluccius gayi peruanus (Hake)1
Mirounga angustirostris (Northern Elephant Seal)1
Notorynchus cepedianus (Tiger shark)1
Occidentarius platypogon (Cominate sea catfish)1
Ophiodon elongatus (Lingcod)1
Orcinus orca (Killer Whale)1
Orectolobus halei (Gulf wobbegong)1
Orectolobus maculatus (Wobbegong)1
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)1
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)1
Phocoenoides dalli (Dall's Porpoise)1
Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm Whale)2
Physiculus japonicus (Japanese codling)1
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)1
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)5
Prionotus stephanophrys (Blackfin gurnard)1
Pterodroma phaeopygia (Galapagos Petrel)1
Rachycentron canadum (Sergent fish)1
Raja rhina (Longnose skate)1
Rhizoprionodon longurio (Pacific sharp-nose shark)1
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae (Atlantic sharp-nosed shark)1
Sarda chiliensis (bonite du pacifique oriental)1
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)1
Scomberomorus niphonius (Spotted Spanish mackerel)1
Scomberomorus regalis (painted mackerel)1
Seriola lalandi (great amberjack)1
Seriola rivoliana (Pacific amberjack)1
Spheniscus mendiculus (Galapagos Penguin)1
Squatina californica (Pacific angelshark)1
Squatina dumeril (Atlantic angelshark)1
Stenella attenuata (Pantropical Spotted Dolphin)3
Stenella coeruleoalba (Striped Dolphin)1
Sula nebouxii (Blue-footed Booby)4
Sula sula (Red-footed Booby)2
Thunnus alalunga (longfinned albacore)1
Thunnus albacares (Yellowfin-tuna)7
Thunnus maccoyii (Tunny)4
Thunnus obesus (Tuna)2
Thunnus tonggol (Oriental bonito)1
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)1
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)2
Zalophus californianus (California Sealion)3
Zalophus wollebaeki (Galapagos Sea Lion)1
Zapteryx exasperata (Striped guitarfish)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Bolbosoma heteracanthe[6]
Bothriocephalus manubriformis[6]
Capsala pricei[6]
Capsaloides hoffmannae[6]
Capsaloides istiophori[6]
Capsaloides magnaspinosus[7]
Capsaloides sinusatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Capsaloides tetrapteri[6]
Cardicola grandis <Unverified Name>[6]
Didymocystis bifurcata <Unverified Name>[6]
Didymocystis crassa <Unverified Name>[6]
Didymocystis philobranchia[6]
Didymosulcus bifurcata <Unverified Name>[6]
Dinurus tornatus[6]
Glomeritrema subcuticola <Unverified Name>[6]
Hirudinella ventricosa[6]
Hysterothylacium incurvum <Unverified Name>[6]
Maccallumtrema microstoma <Unverified Name>[6]
Maccallumtrema musculicola <Unverified Name>[6]
Makairatrema musculicola <Unverified Name>[6]
Maricostula cenatica <Unverified Name>[6]
Maricostula tetrapteri <Unverified Name>[6]
Metadidymozoon branchiale <Unverified Name>[6]
Neodidymozooides microstoma <Unverified Name>[6]
Neodidymozoon macrostoma <Unverified Name>[6]
Porrocaecum caballeroi <Unverified Name>[6]
Tentacularia coryphaenae[6]
Tristomella ovalis <Unverified Name>[6]
Tristomella pricei[6]

Distribution

Agulhas Current; American Samoa; Andaman Island; Andaman Sea; Angola; Arabian Sea; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southeast; Australia; Bangladesh; Bay of Bengal; California Current; Cambodia; Chagos Islands; Chile; Christmas Island (Aust.); Colombia; Comoros; Cook Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Costa Rica; Djibouti; East Central Australian Shelf; East China Sea; Ecuador; El Salvador; Eritrea; Fiji Islands; French Polynesia; Galapagos Islands; Great Barrier Reef; Guam; Guatemala; Gulf of Aden; Gulf of Oman; Gulf of Thailand; Hawaii (USA); Honduras; Humboldt Current; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: tropical, subtropical and temperate waters. Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139). The distribution in the Pacific Ocean is unique among billfishes and tunas in that it forms a horsesh; Indo-Pacific: tropical, subtropical and temperate waters. Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139). The distribution in the Pacific Ocean is unique among billfishes and tunas in that it forms a horseshoe-shaped pattern from the northwest Pacific through the eastern Pacific to the southwest Pacific (Ref. 30443). In the Indian Ocean, fish are more densely distributed in equatorial regions with higher concentrations off eastern Africa, in the western Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and off northwestern Australia (Ref. 30444).; Indo-Pacific: tropical, subtropical and temperate waters. Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139). .The distribution in the Pacific Ocean is unique among billfishes and tunas in that it forms a horseshoe-shaped pattern from the northwest Pacific through the eastern Pacific to the southwest Pacific (Ref. 30443). In the Indian Ocean, fish are more densely distributed in equatorial regions with higher concentrations off eastern Africa, in the western Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and off northwestern Australia (Ref. 30444).; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Japan; Kenya; Kiribati; Korea, Republic of; Kuril Islands; Kuroshio Current; Lagonoy Gulf; Madagascar; Malaysia; Maldives; Marquesas Islands; Marshall Islands; Mauritius; Mexico; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; Mozambique; Myanmar; New Caledonia; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; Nicaragua; North Australian Shelf; North Marianas; Oman; Oyashio Current; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Pakistan; Palau; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Persian Gulf; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Philippines; Polynesian Waters; Red Sea; Ryukyu Islands; Réunion; Samoa; Sea of Japan; Seychelles; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Somali Coastal Current; Somalia; South Africa; South China Sea; Southwest Australian Shelf; Southwest Chilean Waters; Sri Lanka; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Tahiti; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Tasman Sea; Thailand; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuamoto Islands; Tuvalu; USA (contiguous states); Vanuatu; Viet Nam; Wake Island; West Central Australian Shelf; Yellow Sea; Yemen;

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Citations

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1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
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5Feeding ecology and niche segregation in oceanic top predators off eastern Australia, Jock W. Young, Matt J. Lansdell, Robert A. Campbell, Scott P. Cooper, Francis Juanes, Michaela A. Guest, Mar Biol (2010) 157:2347–2368
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