Xiphias gladius (North Atlantic stock)


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Xiphias gladius (North Atlantic stock)
Species Authority: Linneaus, 1758
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Swordfish

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1bd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Safina, C.

Geographic Range [top]

FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – eastern central; Atlantic – northeast; Atlantic – northwest; Atlantic – western central
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Marine

Bibliography [top]

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Citation: Safina, C. 1996. Xiphias gladius (North Atlantic stock). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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