Xiphiidae


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Xiphiidae

[zə′fī·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The swordfishes, a family of perciform fishes in the suborder Scombroidei characterized by a tremendously pronounced bill.
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A review of the world sport fishery for billfishes (Istiophoridae and Xiphiidae).
Potential effects of human activities on billfishes (Istiophoridae and Xiphiidae) in the western Atlantic Ocean.
Endothermy is a rare trait in fishes and has been demonstrated only in tunas (Thunnini), billfishes (Xiphiidae, Istiophoridae), and lamnid sharks (Lamnidae) (Carey and Teal, 1969; Carey, 1971, 1982a; Block, 1991).
Breeding grounds and food of the larvae of the swordfish Xiphias gladius Linneus (Pisces, Xiphiidae).
Evolution of cytochrome b in the Scombroidei (Teleostei): molecular insights into billfish (Istiophoridae and Xiphiidae) relationships.