Striped Marlin

Kajikia audax

Also Known As

Nairagi, A‘u, Makijki, Barred marlin, Spikefish, Striped swordfish

U.S. wild-caught striped marlin is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Striped marlin is caught year-round, but the majority is caught between November and June.


U.S. wild-caught from waters around Hawaii, other U.S. Pacific Islands, and the high seas.


Distinctive flavor similar to but more pronounced than swordfish. It is considered the finest eating of all marlin species.




Varies from light pink to orange-red. Orange-red meat is desired by the sashimi market.

Health Benefits

Striped marlin is an excellent source of extra-lean protein. It is low in saturated fat and sodium. It is rich in niacin, vitamins B6 and B12, phosphorus, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 113 g
Amount per serving
Calories 120
Protein 24 g
Fat, total 2.5 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 1
Carbohydrate 0
Sugars, total 0
Fiber, total dietary 0
Cholesterol 40 mg
Selenium 110 mcg
Sodium 45 mg

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