Xiphias gladius, swordfish, swordfish sucker, photos, facts and physical characteristics


Xiphias gladius, swordfish, swordfish sucker, photos, facts and physical characteristics

Xiphias gladius

Xiphias gladius Description

A long, flat, sword-like bill and no pelvic fins. Dorsal spines: 0; dorsal soft rays: 38 to 56; anal spines: 0; anal soft rays: 16 to 18. Blackish-brown fading to light-brown below; 1st dorsal fin with blackish-brown membrane, other fins brown or blackish

Xiphias gladius Common Names

  • swordfish, swordfish sucker

Xiphias gladius Taxonomic Structure

What type of species is Xiphias gladius? Below, you will find the taxonomic groups the Xiphias gladius species belongs to.

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Xiphias gladius, marine species closely related

Xiphias gladius, distinctive physical characteristics

How to identify Xiphias gladius marine species? Below, you will find the list of main identification criteria and physical characteristics of marine species Xiphias gladius. For each identification criteria, the corresponding physical characteristics of marine species Xiphias gladius are marked in green.

Xiphias gladius, geographic distribution

Where is Xiphias gladius found in the world? Below, you will find the list and a world map of the geographic distribution where the marine species Xiphias gladius can be found.

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Xiphias gladius, underwater photographers

Which photographers have photos of Xiphias gladius species? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos of the marine species Xiphias gladius.