Sword or needle: all swordfish

Espadarte, Peixe espada


Marlim

Marlim

Espardarte (Xiphias gladius), the broadbill, is the only, and highly endangered, member of the swordfish family. It resembles Makaira nigricans, the blue marlin, which Hemingway introduced into literature differing from its famous counterpart in its greyi

 

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Peixe espada

Peixe espada

Peixe espada (Lepidopus caudatus), the silver scabbardfish, is strangely named after the sheath instead of what is meant to guarded inside. Even so, this fish has a sword´s shape, whereas other species bear this weapon on their snouts. Be it sword or she

 

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