Related to Xiphius: Xiphias, Xiphias gladius


n.1.(Zool.) A genus of cetaceans having a long, pointed, bony beak, usually two tusklike teeth in the lower jaw, but no teeth in the upper jaw.
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(3) Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Fisheries Management Branch, The Canadian Atlantic Swordfish (Xiphius gladius) Fishery: Integrated Fisheries Management Plan, 2000-2002 (Ottawa: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2003).
Structure and migration corridors in Pacific populations of the swordfish Xiphius gladius, as inferred through analyses of mitochondrial DNA.
Weakfish PCR amplification products obtained with S7 ribosomal protein intron 2 (RP2) primers originally developed from swordfish Xiphius gladius (Chow and Hazama, 1998) were cloned and sequenced as described in Cordes (2000) and checked against sequences published in Genbank to confirm their identity.