The Blue Marlin are so-called blue-water fish spending most of their lives far out at sea. It can be found worldwide and fishermen everywhere is looking to catch this elusive trophy known for its amazing power and strength. The cobalt blue body on top, with a silvery white belly, and the upper jaw is famously elongated like a spear. The tail is high and crescent-shaped and the dorsal fin is slightly pointed at the front end. The body is covered in embedded scales which end in one or two sharp points. The lateral line is reticulated, or interwoven like a net, but this characteristic is difficult to see in large specimens. This Marlin is usually found offshore in deep blue tropical and temperate waters. It is known to make regular seasonal migrations, moving toward the equator in winter and away again in the summer months. Additional migrations may span the entire Atlantic.
Some scientists recognize Makaira mazara and Makaira nigricans as two different species based on differences in the lateral line. However, many lump the two together as one single species occurring in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.
Known for putting up a remarkable fight when hooked, these rare marine species are the holy grail for sport fishers. Therefore a Blue Marlin fish mount from Gray Taxidermy, the World's Largest Marine Taxidermist and producer of fish mounts is the preferred place to handle the task to mount such rarity. Once hung on the wall it will pose an impressive trophy for many years to come.