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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He rated billfish the supreme species because, wait for it, they jumped.
One billfish, the sailfish, can swim in bursts of speed over 70 mph.
The ultimate challenge for the shorefisherman is probably a billfish or tuna from the shore, and Australia is one of the few places in the world for that.
Harvesting of swordfish, sharks, billfish, and tunas in the Atlantic is regulated by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas.
However, aside from anecdotal reports of color changes in various pelagic fish, particularly billfish, little else is known.
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.

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