Indo-Pacific Sailfish (species: Istiophorus platypterus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Istiophorus platypterus
Indo-Pacific Sailfish

©Robin Hughes

©Anne Hoggett: Istiophorus platypterus near the south end of Hicks Reef, Queensland.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Istiophoridae
Genus Istiophorus
Species Istiophorus platypterus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 1 cm to 348 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Leis, J.M., B. Goldman and S. Ueyanagi (1987). Distribution and abundance of billfish larvae (Pisces: Istiophoridae) in the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon and Coral Sea near Lizard Island, Australia, Fishery Bulletin, 85(4): 757-765. LIRS catalog number 217.