Billfishes of the World: An annotated and illustrated catalogue of marlins, sailfishes, spearfishes and swordfishes known to date.
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FAO Fisheries Synopsis (125), vol. 5
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Eastern Atlantic Ocean
Western Atlantic Ocean
See Collette et al. (2006) regarding the synonymization of Istiophorus albicans (Latreille, 1804) under Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw in Shaw and Nodder, 1792)
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