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It is extremely rare for adult striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, to be preyed upon, except by man, although they may be taken by large sharks and toothed whales, such as orca. There are many predators on them at the spawn to juvenile stages. Striped marlin escape this predation risk by growing at an extremely rapid rate, reaching a length of about six feet in only two years. They are believed to live for only about ten years.

Unlike blue and black marlin, there is not a large size difference between male and female striped marlin. Females are highly fecund, with a total production of 11-29 million eggs about 1-1.5 millimeters in diameter. Management of striped marlin is complicated by a lack of knowledge about breeding stocks, in particular. Preliminary results indicate that there are probably at least two separate breeding stocks in the Pacific, and likely three or more, but much additional research is needed to confirm and delineate these.

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Picture of a striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, feeding, Baja, Mexico, Pacific

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Image of a striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, La Paz, Baja California, Mexico, Sea of Cortez, Eastern Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo of a striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, Baja California, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean

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Photo of a striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, feeding, Baja, Mexico, Pacific

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Picture of a striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, feeding, Baja, Mexico, Pacific

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Photo of a striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, feeding, Baja, Mexico, Pacific

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Picture of a striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, feeding, Baja, Mexico, Pacific

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Photo of a striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, feeding, Baja, Mexico, Pacific

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Stock photo of a photographer taking a picture of a striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, feeding on a baitball of sardines or pilchards, Sardinops sagax, off Baja California, Mexico, Eastern Pacific Ocean

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Photo of a striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, Baja California, Mexico

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Picture of a striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, feeding on baitball of sardines, Sardinops sagax, with reflections on undersurface of water, off Baja California, Mexico, Eastern Pacific Ocean

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Image of a striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, caught on trolled fishing lure, King Bank, off North Island, New Zealand, South Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo of a California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, threatening striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, by blowing bubbles at it while both species are feeding on a baitball of sardines or pilchards, Sardinops sagax, off Baja California, Mexico, Eastern Pacific Ocean

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