swordfish
(Xiphias gladius)


Linnaeus, 1758; XIPHIIDAE FAMILY; also called broadbill, broadbill swordfish Found worldwide in temperate and tropical oceanic and continental shelf waters from the surface to depths of 400 500 fathoms or more. Except when spawning, females prefer cool, deep waters near submarine canyons or coral banks. Males prefer to remain in somewhat warmer waters. Characteristically, it has a smooth, very broad, flattened sword (broadbill) that is significantly longer and wider than the bill of any other billfish. It also has a nonretractable dorsal fin, rigid, nonretractable pectoral fins, and a...Read More

Line ClassWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
All-Tackle536.15 kg (1182 lb 0 oz)Iquique, Chile07-May-1953Louis MarronRecord DetailsHistory Details