Spearfish, Shortbill


Scientific Name:
Tetrapturus angustirostris
Fight Rating:
Very Hard Pointer

The Spearfish is also known as Shortbill Spearfish. The Spearfish’s body colour is generally dark blue to blue black on the upper back and flanks progressing down to a silvery white belly area. The Spearfish is not often confused with other billfish as the bill on the head is shorter usually less than 20% of the total body length. The dorsal fin is dark blue at the front and a mottling of dark blue and brown at the back when fully extended the front of the dorsal is wider than the depth of the body. The pectoral fins are short and black in colour the pelvic fins are also black but are longer than the pectoral fins. The anal fins are whitish with a darker border. The Spearfish is a long slender fish growing up to 2m and approximately 30kg in weight.

Fishing Spots


Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

Funchal, Regiao Autonoma da Madeira
Portugal Portugal
5 16 6 6

Carribean Sea (La Guaira Bank) Sea

Caracas, Miranda
Venezuela Venezuela
18 2 1 2

Cudjoe Bay Bay (Saltwater)

Cudjoe Key, FL
United States United States
2 116 2 19 6

Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico

Islamorada, FL
United States United States
27 70 2 11 8

Honokohau Harbor Pacific Ocean

Kailua, HI
United States United States
36 14 11 4

Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Kailua, HI
United States United States
85 48 1 6 22



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