Longbill Spearfish Fishing Information
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles
Description: color of body dark blue, shading to silvery, white
underneath; dorsal fin bluish, others brown-black; two dorsal fins,
the first lengthy, its front forming a peak; two anal fins,
the anus well in front of the first; upper jaw
prolonged into spear, its cross section round.
Similar fish: white marlin, Tetrapterus albidus.
Where found: OFFSHORE in deep water.
Size: relatively small species.
Remarks: uncommon; available data indicate that the spearfish matures at 2 years of age, and rarely lives past 4 to
5 years; they are pelagic, and feed at or near the surface, mainly on fishes and squid; named for Al Pflueger, Sr.,
founder of Pflueger Taxidermy.