Longbill Spearfish

(Tetrapturus pfluegeri)

 

 

Maturity at: 135 cm in length

Max Published Size: 254 cm and 128 pounds

TnT Record: 45 pounds (unofficial)

TnT Season: Year round

IUCN status: Least concern

 

 

General Information: Oceanic and always found in offshore waters, normally above the thermocline. Feed mainly on pelagic fishes and squids. Females are known to spawn once a year. Marketed frozen.  It's the rarest of all billfish species and information is limited.  It has been caught in Tobago a few times.

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