a.1.(Zool.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a cetacean of the genus Xiphius or family Xiphiidæ.
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nigricans usually inhabits a water column with a height of about 200 m or more and is the most tropical of all xiphioid species, its presence supports the hypotheses that the Oso Member was deposited at upper bathyal depths or greater and that the coastal paleoclimate of southern California was warmer during the late Miocene than at present.
2006), the carcasses of xiphioid fishes usually sink, based on pop-up satellite archival tags released from dead fish (E.
Molecular data support separate Scombroid and xiphioid clades.