By 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