Swordfish §

species: Xiphias gladius
classification: bony fish
habitat: coastal, open water
feeding habits: fish, squid, crustaceans
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Range: Tropical, Sub-tropical, Temperate Worldwide

Serving Suggestion
Recipes from The Hawaii Seafood Buyers' Guide

Nutritional information: high in protein, niacin, vitamin A; some heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids; like other top predators, may accumulate mercury and other persistent contaminants

Commercial information: available year-round; most caught with baited hooks on long fishing lines
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