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Swordfish also known as broadbills in some countries, are large, highly migratory , predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill. They are a popular sport fish of ...

Swordfish Facts ~ Swordfish Information


TweetEmailPrintHow many types (species) of swordfish are there? There is only one species but they are grouped by location, though. There is the Pacific ...

Swordfish, Xiphias gladius ~ MarineBio.org


Find out what's known about Swordfish, Xiphias gladius, Actinopterygii, Perciformes, Xiphiidae, including their world range and habitats, feeding behaviors, life ...



The salient feature of the swordfish is the prolongation of its upper jaw into a long , flattened, sharp-edged and pointed "sword" occupying nearly one-third the ...

Swordfishes - definition of swordfishes by The Free Dictionary


swordfish. (redirected from swordfishes) Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Related to swordfishes: Xiphias ...

Why a Swordfish's Sword Doesn't Break | National Geographic (blogs)


Oct 20, 2014 ... A swordfish's "sword" is its most prominent feature, but scientists have only now discovered the unusual properties that keep the sword strong ...

Swordfish (2001) - IMDb


Directed by Dominic Sena. With John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle. A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear ...

Xiphias gladius :: Florida Museum of Natural History


Swordfish. Photo courtesy Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Xiphias gladius. This migratory billfish can grow to 177 inches long, from the tip of its slender bill ...

Swordfish & Billfish | WWF


Swordfish and other billfish are hunted for food and for sport. The indiscriminate methods used to catch them also puts additional pressure on other vulnerable ...

Swordfish Printout- EnchantedLearning.com


The Swordfish, Xiphias gladius, is a fast-swimming fish that has a long, sharp bill. Swordfish may swim up to 60 mph (100 kph). They are found worldwide in all ...

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes Family: Xiphiidae Genus: Xiphias
Species: Xiphias gladius
Linnaeus first described the swordfish in 1758, providing the name still in use today, Xiphias gladius. Translated to English, the Latin term gladius means "sword", referring to the long sword-like bill. Found in oceanic regions... More »
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Animals for Kids: Swordfish - Ducksters


Kids learn about the Swordfish, huge fast fish with a long sword-like bill.

Swordfish videos, photos and facts - Xiphias gladius | ARKive


A fast-swimming predator, the swordfish (Xiphias gladius) gets its name from its extremely long, flat, sword-like bill, which is used to impale or slash its prey.

Swordfish - Animal Facts and Information - BioExpedition


Facts and Information about Swordfish. Swordfish Description, Behavior, Feeding , Reproduction, Swordfish threats and more.