Daily Archives: January 18, 2013

Indo-Pacific Sailfish ( Istiophorus platypterus )

billfish philippines

Common Name Sailfish

Local Name: Malasugi (Bisaya)

Max Size:   348 cm  (commonly 270 cm)

Biodiversity: Marine, Pelagic, Endemic

Fishing Season:  Summer (March-June)

The is one of the popular big game species that can be caught here in the Philippines.  It is locally called Malasugi and it quite common through out the islands.  These are pelagic fish that most often travel in schools.  They are highly migratory which is why they can be found all around the country.  More info to follow…