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Species related to Istiophorus platypterus: [ 29 ] records


orientalis, Histiophorus Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1844:103, Pl. 55 [Fauna Japonica Parts 5-6; ref. 4372] Nagasaki, Japan. No types known. Type catalog: Boeseman 1947:97 [ref. 12876], Boeseman 1964:468, Fig. 19 [ref. 20805]. No types known; based on a drawing and manuscript of Burger. •Valid as Histiophorus orientalis Temminck & Schlegel 1844 -- (Chen et al. 1997:160 [ref. 26476] dated 1842, Cheng & Zhou 1997:353 [ref. 26385] dated 1842). •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:478 [ref. 7210], Nakamura 1983:278 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:23 [ref. 20161], Nakamura in Fischer et al. 1995:1189 [ref. 22829], Sheiko & Fedorov 2000:40 [ref. 25650], Choi et al. 2003:676 [ref. 26218], Parin 2003:S27 [ref. 28536], Mundy 2005:508 [ref. 28379], Parin et al. 2014:517 [ref. 33547]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

velifer, Xiphias Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801:93 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] India and east and west Indies. No type known. Based on literature sources. •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:477 [ref. 7210], Nakamura 1983:277 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:23 [ref. 20161]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

ancipitirostris, Histiophorus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1832:309 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 8; ref. 1000] Red Sea. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-9464 (spear only) [?not 9463]. Type catalog: Bauchot & Blanc 1961:378 [ref. 20733], Blanc & Bauchot 1964:457, Fig. 39 [ref. 20804]. Originally as ancipiti-rostris. •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:477 [ref. 7210], Nakamura 1983:278 [ref. 5371] with question, Dor 1984:265 [ref. 29757]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

velifera, Makaira Cuvier [G.] 1832:43, Pl. 3 [Nouvelles Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris) v. 1; ref. 18060] Haiti, West Indies. Holotype (unique): MNHN ?B-1648. The name velifera does not appear in the text, but may appear on Pl. 3 (not examined). •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:477 [ref. 7210]). •Synonym of Istiophorus albicans (Latreille 1804) -- (Nakamura 1983:286 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:21 [ref. 20161], Nakamura 1990:999 [ref. 19483]). •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

immaculatus, Histiophorus Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1836:187 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1835 (pt 3); ref. 18646] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Holotype (unique): SMF 1619. Also appeared in Rüppell 1836:42, Pl. 11 (fig. 3) [ref. 3844] and 1838:71, Pl. 15 [ref. 18646]. •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:477 [ref. 7210], Nakamura 1983:278 [ref. 5371], Dor 1984:265 [ref. 29757], Nakamura 1985:23 [ref. 20161]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

dubius, Histiophorus Bleeker [P.] 1872:151 [Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor de Dierkunde v. 4; ref. 431] China. Based on a painting, no types known. •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:478 [ref. 7210], Nakamura 1983:278 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:23 [ref. 20161]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

triactis, Istiophorus Klunzinger [C. B.] 1871:468 [Verhandlungen der K.-K. zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien v. 21; ref. 2622] Red Sea. Not available; appeared first as name in synonymy as above; also appeared in Hemprich & Ehrenberg 1899:9, Pl. 10 [ref. 4977] but also in synonymy. •In the synonymy of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:478 [ref. 7210], Dor 1984:265 [ref. 29757], Nakamura 1985:23 [ref. 20161]). Nomen Nudum. Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae.

magnioci, Histiophorus Jordan [D. S.] 1927:36 [Copeia No. 163; ref. 21265] Not available, no description. Appeared as above as "Histiophorus magnioci, described by Jordan & Evermann from Florida, is, no doubt, the young of Histiophorus volador." Jordan & Evermann did not describe a species with this name, but they did describe species from Florida in 1926 [ref. 15593]; possibly confused by Jordan for Istiophorus maguirei Jordan & Evermann. •Questionably in the synonymy of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:478 [ref. 7210]). •In the synonymy of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (Nakamura 1983:279 [ref. 5371]). Nomen Nudum. Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae.

greyi, Istiophorus Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1926:41, Pl. 14 [Occasional Papers California Academy of Sciences v. 12; ref. 15593] Near Cape San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico. Holotype: CAS 605 (photograph only). •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:478 [ref. 7210], Nakamura 1983:280 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:23 [ref. 20161]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

wrighti, Istiophorus Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1926:43, Pl. 12 (fig. 2) [Occasional Papers California Academy of Sciences v. 12; ref. 15593] Near Miami, Florida, U.S.A. Holotype (unique): CAS 603 (photograph only). •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:478 [ref. 7210]). •Synonym of Istiophorus albicans (Latreille 1804) -- (Nakamura 1983:288 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:21 [ref. 20161], Nakamura 1990:1000 [ref. 19483]). •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

maguirei, Istiophorus Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1926:45, Pl. 13 [Occasional Papers California Academy of Sciences v. 12; ref. 15593] Off Long Key, Florida, U.S.A. Holotype (unique): CAS 604 (photograph only). Based on a photograph. •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:478 [ref. 7210]). •Synonym of Istiophorus albicans (Latreille 1804) -- (Nakamura 1983:288 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:21 [ref. 20161], Nakamura 1990:1000 [ref. 19483]). •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

volador, Istiophorus Jordan [D. S.] & Evermann [B. W.] 1926:46, Pl. 12 (fig. 1) [Occasional Papers California Academy of Sciences v. 12; ref. 15593] Long Key, Florida, U.S.A. Holotype: CAS 606 (photograph only). •Synonym of Istiophorus albicans (Latreille 1804) -- (Nakamura 1983:288 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:21 [ref. 20161], Nakamura 1990:1000 [ref. 19483]). •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:478 [ref. 7210]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

eriquius, Istiophorus Jordan [D. S.] & Ball [S. C.] in Jordan & Evermann 1926:48, Pl. 15 (fig. 2) [Occasional Papers California Academy of Sciences v. 12; ref. 15593] Honolulu market, Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands. Holotype: BPBM 3424 (lost). Paratypes: CAS 607 (dorsal fin). •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:478 [ref. 7210], Nakamura 1983:280 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:23 [ref. 20161]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

brookei, Istiophorus Fowler [H. W.] 1933:403, Pl. 29 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 84 (for 1932); ref. 16367] Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands. Holotype (unique): ANSP 55923 (dry mounted skin, damaged). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:116 [ref. 13621]. •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:478 [ref. 7210], Nakamura 1983:280 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:23 [ref. 20161], Mundy 2005:508 [ref. 28379]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

americanus, Histiophorus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1832:303 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 8; ref. 1000] Brazil; Commendo, Ghana. No types known. Type catalog: Bauchot & Blanc 1961:377 [ref. 20733], Blanc & Bauchot 1964:458 [ref. 20804]. Based on literature sources. Also in Griffith & Smith 1834:352 [ref. 1908]. •Synonym of Istiophorus albicans (Latreille 1804) -- (Nakamura 1983:286 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:21 [ref. 20161], Nakamura 1990:999 [ref. 19483], Nakamura 2003:1863 [ref. 27116]). •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:477 [ref. 7210], Nakamura & Collette in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2941 [ref. 34618]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

pulchellus, Histiophorus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1832:305, Pl. 230 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 8; ref. 1000] Eastern Atlantic, north of Cape of Good Hope. Syntypes: MNHN A-6801 (1), A-6802 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot & Blanc 1961:378 [ref. 20733]. •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:477 [ref. 7210]). •Synonym of Istiophorus albicans (Latreille 1804) -- (Nakamura 1983:286 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:21 [ref. 20161], Nakamura 1990:999 [ref. 19483]). •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

gracilirostris, Histiophorus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1832:308 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 8; ref. 1000] Seychelles. Syntypes: MNHN A-9461 (1), A-9462 (spear). Type catalog: Bauchot & Blanc 1961:378 [ref. 20733] and Blanc & Bauchot 1964:457, Fig. 39 [ref. 20804] with holotype and paratype. Originally as gracili-rostris. •Questionably a synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:477 [ref. 7210], Nakamura 1983:278 [ref. 5371]). Current status: Uncertain as Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

guebucu, Skeponopodus Nardo [G. D.] 1833:col. 419 [Isis (Oken) v. 26 (no. 4); ref. 3147] Brazil. No type known. An unused junior synonym, Xiphias guebucu Walbaum 1793. •Synonym of Istiophorus albicans (Latreille 1804) -- (Nakamura 1983:286 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:21 [ref. 20161], Nakamura 1990:999 [ref. 19483]). •Apparently a synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

gladifer, Istiophorus Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Banks) 1801:374, 375 [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 3; ref. 2710] Madagascar, Ile de France [Mauritius] No types known. •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:477 [ref. 7210], Nakamura 1983:277 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:23 [ref. 20161]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

granulifer, Histiophorus Castelnau [F. L.] 1861:42 [Mémoire sur les poissons de l'Afrique australe; ref. 767] Saint Sébastien beach, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Holotype (unique): SAM 13857 (head, dry). •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:478 [ref. 7210]). •Synonym of Istiophorus albicans (Latreille 1804) -- (Nakamura 1983:286 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:21 [ref. 20161]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

platypterus, Xiphias Shaw [G.] in Shaw & Nodder 1792:no page number, Pl. 88 [The Naturalist's Miscellany; ref. 4013] Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1964.7.2.1. Nakamura 2003:1863 [ref. 27116] although stating the platypterus and albicans may be the same species, he prefers to follow current usage and keep the Atlantic albicans separate. Type information is provided by Whitehead 1964:444-447, P. 5 [ref. 21264] who treats a holotype (which technically should be the lectotype); the original description also mentions a sword at the BMNH. Species name misspelled platisterus by Cuvier 1831:149 [ref. 30376]. •Valid as Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) [sometimes with authors as Shaw & Nodder] -- (de Sylva 1973:477 [ref. 7210], Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:294 [ref. 7348], Nakamura 1983:277 [ref. 5371], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:276 [ref. 9277], Dor 1984:265 [ref. 29757], Nakamura in Masuda et al. 1984:223 [ref. 6441], Nakamura 1985:23 [ref. 20161], Heemstra 1986:840 [ref. 5660], Robins & Ray 1986:266 [ref. 23100], Allen & Swainston 1988:142 [ref. 25477], Pequeño 1989:67 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:232 [ref. 24556], Winterbottom et al. 1989:66 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:441 [ref. 15987], Boschung 1992:170 [ref. 23239], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:173 [ref. 25472], Allen & Robertson 1994:278 [ref. 22193], Goren & Dor 1994:70 [ref. 25356], Nakamura in Fischer et al. 1995:1189 [ref. 22829], Randall 1995:377 [ref. 22896], Franke & Acero P. 1996:768 [ref. 22923], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:524 [ref. 27969] with authors as Shaw & Nodder, Allen 1997:230 [ref. 23977], Carpenter et al. 1997:227 [ref. 23922], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:593 [ref. 24023], Randall et al. 1997:441 [ref. 25919], Chatterjee et al. 1998:81 [ref. 24008], Aguilera 1998:53 [ref. 24221], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:106 [ref. 24555], Sokolovskaya et al. 1998:14 [ref. 24670], Fricke 1999:560 [ref. 24106], Francis et al. 1999:577 [ref. 24249], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:335 [ref. 25013], Johnson 1999:751 [ref. 25471], Allen 2000:94 [ref. 37268], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:643 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1332 [ref. 25182] with authors as Shaw & Nodder, Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:475 [ref. 25191], Sheiko & Fedorov 2000:40 [ref. 25650], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:104 [ref. 26368], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:169 [ref. 27754], Hutchins 2001:46 [ref. 25847], Nakamura 2001:3764 [ref. 26306], Nakabo 2002:1332 [ref. 26193], Choi et al. 2003:423, 676 [ref. 26218], Nakamura 2003:1863 [ref. 27116], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S121 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:648 [ref. 27495], Parin 2003:S27 [ref. 28536], Lobel & Lobel 2004:77 [ref. 27576] with authors as Shaw & Nodder, Randall et al. 2004:31 [ref. 27624] with authors as Shaw & Nodder, Nelson et al. 2004:177 [ref. 27807], Heemstra et al. 2004:3331 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:425 [ref. 28072], Mundy 2005:508 [ref. 28379], Collette et al. 2006:465 [ref. 28911], Bray et al. 2006:1780 [ref. 29091], Fricke et al. 2009:113 [ref. 30213], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:195 [ref. 30957], Motomura et al. 2010:230 [ref. 31256], Page et al. 2013:182 [ref. 32708], Larson et al. 2013:220 [ref. 32988], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:84 [ref. 33341], Wirtz et al. 2014:11 [ref. 33516], Parin et al. 2014:517 [ref. 33547], Psomadakis et al. 2015:319 [ref. 34104], Roberts 2015:1642 [ref. 34193], Nakamura & Collette in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2941 [ref. 34618], Fourriére et al. 2016:459 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:611 [ref. 34923], Koeda et al. 2016:107 [ref. 35333], Kells et al. 2016:320 [ref. 35888], Ali et al. 2018:341 [ref. 36183], Fricke et al. 2018:365 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:171 [ref. 36273], Brown et al. 2019:169 [ref. 36444], Carneiro et al. 2019:185 [ref. 37250], Eagderi et al. 2019:71 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:313 [ref. 36673], Hoschke et al. 2019:160 [ref. 36626], Reiner 2019:286 [ref. 38139], Zajonz et al. 2019:100 [ref. 36871], Collette & Graves 2019:294 [ref. 37341], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2020:171 [ref. 37680], Habib & Islam 2020:Supplementary table p. 17 [ref. 38321], Psomadakis et al. 2020:576 [ref. 37272], Robertson et al. 2020:156 [ref. 38098], Sonoyama et al. 2020:111 [ref. 37637]). Current status: Valid as Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas (including Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Sea of Japan). Habitat: marine.

amarui, Istiophorus Curtiss [A.] 1944:6 [Further notes on the zoology of Tahiti.; ref. 12574] Open sea off Tahiti, Society Islands. No types known. •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (Nakamura 1983:280 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:23 [ref. 20161]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

japonicus, Istiophorus Jordan [D. S.] & Thompson [W. F.] 1914:240 [Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 6 (no. 4); ref. 2543] Not available, no description, from Kobe, Japan; name credited to Cuvier & Valenciennes. •In the synonymy of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (Nakamura 1983:278 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:23 [ref. 20161]). Nomen Nudum. Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae.

guebucu, Xiphias Walbaum [J. J.] 1793:113 [J. T. Kleinii ichthyologia enodata; ref. 12604] Xiphias guebucu Walbaum 1793 is a nomen oblitum that can be suppressed if conditions of Art. 23.9.1.1 and Art. 23.9.1.2 of the Code are met. •Unused senior synonym of Skeponopodus guebucu Nardo 1833 -- (P. Parenti, pers. comm.). •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Nomen Oblitum. Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

indicus, Histiophorus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1832:293, Pl. 229 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 8; ref. 1000] Indian Ocean; Red Sea; Seychelles. Syntypes: ?BMNH 1964.7.2.1 (1), MNHN A-5514 [or A-5513] (1, fragments) Mauritius. Type catalog: Bauchot & Blanc 1961:378 [ref. 20733], Blanc & Bauchot 1964:458 [ref. 20804]. Based primarily on literature sources. Also in Griffith & Smith 1834:352 [ref. 1908]. •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:477 [ref. 7210], Nakamura 1983:278 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:23 [ref. 20161], Fricke 1999:560 [ref. 24106]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

albicans, Makaira Latreille [P. A.] 1804:104 [Tableau méthodique des poissons.; ref. 17490] Brazil. No types known. •Valid as Istiophorus albicans (Latreille 1804) -- (Nakamura 1983:286 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:21 [ref. 20161], Nakamura in Whitehead et al. 1986:1001 [ref. 13676], Nakamura 1990:999 [ref. 19483], Cervigón 1992:342 [ref. 23827], Cervigón 1994:233 [ref. 24488], Santos et al. 1997:129 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:103 [ref. 24952], Afonso et al. 1999:80 [ref. 25466], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:140 [ref. 26753], Nakamura 2003:1863 [ref. 27116], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:103 [ref. 27192], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:791 [ref. 28815], Vaske et al. 2005:77 [ref. 36155], Fricke et al. 2007:111 [ref. 29533], Wirtz et al. 2007:41 [ref. 30263], Nión et al. 2016:54 [ref. 35565]). •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:477 [ref. 7210], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:335 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:169 [ref. 27754], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:425 [ref. 28072], Collette et al. 2006:465 [ref. 28911], Nakamura & Collette in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2941 [ref. 34618]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Distribution: Southwestern Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic [if treated as a valid species or subspecies]. Habitat: marine.

gladius, Scomber Bloch [M. E.] 1793:81, Pl. 345 [Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische v. 7; ref. 4868] Antilles, Brazil, East Indies, Madagascar and Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. On p. 69 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 10 [ref. 21381]. See entry on Official Index (Opinion 903), attributed to Boussonet 1786. •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:477 [ref. 7210], Nakamura 1983:277 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:23 [ref. 20161], Dor 1984:265 [ref. 29757], Golani & Fricke 2018:171 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

ludibundus, Istiophorus Whitley [G. P.] 1933:83 [Records of the Australian Museum v. 19 (no. 1); ref. 4677] Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia. Holotype: AMS IA.5976. Based on a specimen of Istiophorus gladius described and illustrated by McCulloch 1921:137, Pl. 24 (fig. 1) [ref. 2945]. •Questionably a synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (de Sylva 1973:478 [ref. 7210]). •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (Nakamura 1983:280 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:23 [ref. 20161], Bray et al. 2006:1780 [ref. 29091]). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.

notistium, Xiphias Cuvier [G.] 1831:127 [The animal kingdom, arranged according to its organization Vol. 2. Reptiles-fishes.; ref. 26487] Holotype (unique): BMNH 1964.7.2.1. Described in a footnote by the English Editor. •Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792) -- (both species based on the same specimen, J. MacLaine, pers. comm. 1/2021). Current status: Synonym of Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw 1792). Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.