The White Marlin (Tetrapturus albidus) can grow to 2.8m.
Colour: Body, blue/black on the upper side. Silver/white and brown on the sides and usual no blotches or marks but there may be 15+ rows of obscure white stripes. Two dorsal fins, the first dark blue with lots of black pots an the second dark blue.
Very little known although egg dispersal and believed once a year in subtropical waters
An ocean species preferring moving water currents of between 0.5 and 2 knots. Has a water temperature requirement of 22ºC and a depth preference of 100m
In Atlantic waters this appears to be Herring and Squid
In the Eastern Atlantic from the northern coast of France down to the Cape of Good Hope
Although none have been caught on rod and line in British Waters two specimens have been washed ashore in Morecombe Bay, in 1860 and 1983.
Extremely rare vagrant to UK Waters.
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