The Longbill Spearfish is a species of marlin. This species can reach a length of 254 centimetres (100 in) FL and the maximum weight recorded is 58 kilograms (128 lb). It feeds on pelagic fishes such as needlefish, tuna, and jack, as well as squids.
How To Identify:
The Longbill Spearfish is a blueish black color from above, and silvery-white and brown on the sides. The pectorals are blackish-brown and the dorsal fins are dark blue.
How To Catch:
This species is primarily taken as bycatch by longline fisheries, but also by purse seines, trolling, by some artisanal gears and also by various sport fisheries located in both sides of the Atlantic.
This species is widely distributed in Atlantic offshore waters.