swordfish (Xiphias gladius)
Author John Stevenson Bushnan (1807–1884)
English: Common Sword-Fish
English: Bushnan, John Stevenson (1843) Fishes : Particularly Their Structure and Economical Uses, Naturalist's Library, v.35 : Ichthyology vol.1, London: Chatto and Windus
Swordfish (Xiphias gladius), also known as broadbills or broadbill swordfish in some countries, are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill. They are a popular sport fish of the billfish category, though elusive. Swordfish are elongated, round-bodied, and lose all teeth and scales by adulthood. These fish are found widely in tropical and temperate parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.