Tetrapturus audax (Latin), Striped Marlin (eng), Red marlin (Japan)
Distributed in tropical and warm temperate waters of Indian and Pacific oceans.
Striped Marlin is pelagic fish and performs seasonal migrations, moving toward the equator in the cold season and back in the warm season.
A distinctive feature of the striped Marlin is the high dorsal fin equal to the height of the fish’s body. The pectoral fins are easy to fold up and pressed close. The body is strongly flattened laterally.
Back striped Marlin silvery-blue, sides silvery with a blue tint, and white belly. On the sides of the horizontal blue stripes, which persist after the death of the fish that distinguishes a striped Marlin from his fellow species.
The fins are many bright spots.
Striped Marlin – an active predator. His diet consists of sardinella, anchovy, mackerel, saury, flying fish, squid.
Striped Marlin caught approximately the same as the Black and Blue Marlins. As lures are surface lures, octopus, large streamers, bait fish and snastochki of dead fish.
Striped Marlin is often caught at a small distance from the shore.
A distinctive feature of the Striped Marlin is his behavior after the strike. This fish is easier and faster than the other dogs and being on the hook makes dizzying jumps, “candle” and “dancing on the tail.” The Striped Marlin fishing is one of the most spectacular.