How Fast Can a Swordfish Swim?
A swordfish can swim at speeds of around 50 which is about 80.5km/h. The body of a swordfish can be anywhere from around 1.5-4.6 meters long which is about 4.9-15.1 feet long. Up to one-third of a swordfishes body can be made up by the long sword that extends form their snout. As for weight, a swordfish can weigh anywhere from around 70-650kg which is about 154.3-1,433 pounds. The female swordfish tend to be larger than the males. There is only one species of swordfish but swordfish will vary in size depending on where they are from. It is because of this that swordfish are grouped by location. These groups are the Atlantic swordfish, the Mediterranean swordfish, and the Pacific swordfish. The Pacific swordfish is the largest of the three groups of swordfish. Swordfish prefer to stay in warmer areas of water. Swordfish are nocturnal and they have a special organ that allows them to heat their eyes and brain. This helps them improve their vision and it allows them to dive deeper. As for diet, swordfish like to eat things like squid, octopus, bluefish, mackerel, and barracuda. Swordfish use their bill which is often referred to as their sword to slice prey. They will also use it to separate fish from their schools so they can target them. The sword of a swordfish also helps make them faster swimmers because it helps them cut through the water when they are swimming. Large female swordfish may carry anywhere from 1-29 million eggs. A newly hatched swordfish will have teeth but no sword. As they mature their teeth will disappear and their upper jaw will lengthen into a sword. As for lifespan, a swordfish will live for around 9 years.