What does billfish mean?

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  1. Any of several fish, of the families Istiophoridae and Xiphiidae, that have an elongated jaw.
  2. Other fish with elongated jaws:
    1. gars (Lepisosteidae)
    2. saury (Scomberesocidae)
    3. silver gar (Strongylura maritima, Belonidae)
    4. northern pipefish (Syngnathus fuscus, Syngnathidae)
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Bluewater big-game fishing for marlin and other billfish is not only a challenge for the angler, but also for the boat captain and crew.
Some are larger and more colorful than others, and deep-water rigs offer the occasional glimpse at a tuna or even a billfish.
Species to expect include various species of tuna, the odd billfish and in some areas, large inshore corvinas and white sea-bass.
If funds permit, then a mixed itinerary that includes billfish, tarpon, bonefish, or even dorado, is well within the scope of a two or three week expedition.
He rated billfish the supreme species because, wait for it, they jumped.
Harvesting of swordfish, sharks, billfish, and tunas in the Atlantic is regulated by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas.

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