Sword of Darkness

cropped-img_6702.jpgBy Scott Kennedy

Original Oil on Canvas

24 x 48 inches


(Xiphias gladius)   Gladius means sword in Latin.

Diet: Carnivore – squid, dolphin, mackerel, bluefish

Lifespan: up to 9 years, reproducing at 5 years.

Size: Average is 6 feet, Females up to 14 feet

Weight: Very large swordfish are always females. The males seldom exceed 200 lb (90 kg).

Did you know: Swordfish uses its sword for defense and to kill or stun food.  They have special organs next to their eyes that keep their brain and their eyes warm in cold water. This greatly improves their ability to see.

Facts From: igfa.org

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