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Marlins are often mistaken for swordfish and, even though both species are billfish, there are several differences in their appearance. Both have long spear-like bills, but marlins have more elongated bodies and smaller pectoral fins than swordfish. In addition, there is a long, rigid fin located on its back which forms a crest near the fish’s crown. Its name is believed to have originated from the resemblance it bears to a sailor’s… Read More