|Fiberglass Sailfish Billfish Mount Replica 3 1/2 feet long Istiophorus platypterus
Description: Istiophorus platypterus Color dark blue on top, brown-blue laterally, silvery white underbelly; upper jaw elongated in form of spear; first dorsal greatly enlarged in the form of a sail, with many black spots; its front squared off, highest at its midpoint; pelvic fins very narrow, reaching almost to the anus; body covered with imbedded scales, blunt at end; lateral line curved over pectoral; then straight to base of tail.
Size: Common to 7 feet.
Where found: Offshore species, in south Florida associated with waters near the Gulf Stream; off the Panhandle near the 100-fathom line.
Remarks: Rapid growing species, reaching 4 to5 feet in a single year; swims at speeds up to 50 knots; feeds on the surface or at mid-depths on smaller pelagic fishes and squid.
Returned items will be subject to a restocking fee and shipping is not refundable and most of shipping has been added to the price of the mount.
All mounts go through a 6 point quality control check before crating. All mounts are insured through the shipping companies. Should you receive damaged goods, immediately contact the shipping agency that delivered to
you. This is a half mount please allow 2-3 weeks to arrive but most sailfish are shipped within 4 days of order