Blue Marlin

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Blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, is common to 12 ft (3.4 m) and known to exceed 2000 lb (900 kg). Males, however, grow much more slowly than females and do not generally exceed 300 lb (136 kg), and the species' average weight is closer to 400 lb (180 kg); all trophy fish are females.

The fish's body is cobalt blue on top, with a silvery white belly, and the upper jaw is famously elongated like a spear. The tail is high and crescent-shaped. The dorsal fin is pointed at the front...
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