Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Xiphiidae > Genus: Xiphias > Species: Xiphias gladius

Broadbill - Xiphias gladius Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 3031


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Agulha Portuguese Fishbase
Agulhao Portuguese Fishbase
Aja para Spanish Fishbase
An colgán Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Babljan Serbian Fishbase
Broadbill English Fishbase
Catana Portuguese Fishbase
Chichi spada Spanish Fishbase
Emperador Spanish Fishbase
Espada Portuguese Fishbase
Espada Spanish Fishbase
Espadarte Portuguese Fishbase
Espadon French Fishbase
Espardarte Spanish Fishbase
Iglun Serbian Fishbase
Igo Serbian Fishbase
Jaglun Serbian Fishbase
Macokljun Serbian Fishbase
Mečarica Slovenian Fishbase
Mech--ryba Russian Fishbase
Miekkakala Finnish Fishbase
Peixe agulha Portuguese Fishbase
Peixe espada Portuguese Fishbase
Peixe-agulha Portuguese Fishbase
Pesce spada Italian Fishbase
Peshku shtize Albanian Fishbase
Peste cu spada Romanian Fishbase
Peste-spada Romanian Fishbase
Pez espada Spanish Fishbase
Pixxispad Maltese Fishbase
Sablijck Serbian Fishbase
Schwertfisch German Fishbase
Spada Maltese Fishbase
Svärdfisk Swedish Fishbase
Sverdfisk Norwegian Fishbase
Sverðfiskur Icelandic Fishbase
Sværdfisk Danish Fishbase
Sword fish English Fishbase
Swordfish English Fishbase
Wlócznik Polish Fishbase
Xiphías Greek Fishbase
Zwaardvis Dutch Fishbase
Synonym Author
Tetrapterus imperator (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Xiphias imperator Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Xiphias rondeletti Leach, 1818
Phaethonichthys tuberculatus Nichols, 1923
Xiphias estara Phillipps, 1932
Xiphias thermaicus Serbetis, 1951
Xiphias gladius estara Phillipps, 1932

Other resources

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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