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What is a Makaira nigricans?

Screen-Shot-2013-04-08-at-12.50.15-PMAtlantic Blue Marlin Larva- Click here!

Atlantic blue marlin larva (Makaira nigricans)

In one spawning, the female blue marlin may release up to 7 million eggs, each approximately 1mm in diameter.

The planktonic young may drift in the pelagic zone and may grow as much as to 1.6cm in a day.

Photo: © Cedric Guigand