Growth parameters for Xiphias gladius
 
Maximum Length 455cm FL
n = 26
Note that studies where Loo is very different (+/- 1/3) from Lmax are doubtful.
Auximetric graph [n = 26]
Lm vs Linf graph [n = 2]
Reproductive graph [n = 1]
M vs K graph [n = 1]
M vs Linf graph [n = 1]
Longevity vs 3/K graph [n = 5]
ø = 3.93
L inf = 252.2 cm OT
K = 0.1
Median record no. 14
41559Ref. 41559
Loo
(cm)
Length Type K
(1/y)
to
(years)
Sex M
(1/y)
Temp° C Lm Ø' Country Locality Questionable Captive
185.0 FL 0.219 -1.97 M 3.87 Spain western Mediterranean No No
194.0 OT 0.342 -1.22 M 19.0 4.11 Greece Aegean Sea No No
203.0 OT 0.210 M 19.0 3.94 Greece No No
203.0 OT 0.210 -2.00 M 19.0 3.94 Greece Hellenic Seas No No
203.0 OT 0.241 -1.21 M 19.0 4.00 Greece Aegean Sea No No
213.0 OT 0.086 -0.62 M 27.0 3.59 Taiwan No No
220.0 OT 0.251 -1.51 F 19.0 4.08 Greece Aegean Sea No No
224.0 FL 0.130 -3.00 M 3.81 Australia off eastern coast No No
226.0 OT 0.210 -1.17 F 19.0 4.03 Greece Aegean Sea No No
236.0 OT 0.170 F 19.0 3.98 Greece No No
236.0 OT 0.170 -2.10 F 19.0 3.98 Greece Hellenic Seas No No
238.6 0.180 -1.40 4.01 Mediterranean, Black Sea and Azov Sea (all GSA) No No
249.0 FL 0.130 M 3.91 Australia Eastern Australia No No
252.2 OT 0.133 -2.43 19.0 3.93 Turkey Aegean and Mediterranean Seas No No
256.0 FL 0.102 3.83 Southwest Pacific No No
264.0 FL 0.119 -2.27 F 3.92 Spain western Mediterranean No No
267.0 FL 0.120 -1.68 F 25.0 3.93 USA Atlantic coast No No
277.0 FL 0.070 -3.94 M 25.0 3.73 USA Atlantic coast No No
291.2 OT 0.191 140.0 4.21 Algeria Beni Saf No No
296.0 FL 0.080 -3.70 F 3.85 Australia off eastern coast No No
301.0 OT 0.040 -0.75 F 27.0 3.56 Taiwan Yes No
302.9 OT 0.071 -4.81 F 3.81 Brazil Southern region No No
309.0 OT 0.124 18.0 160.0 4.07 Japan Pacific No No
323.0 FL 0.082 F 3.93 Australia Eastern Australia No No
365.0 0.230 12.0 4.49 Canada Atlantic Yes No
640.0 FL 0.153 0.20 24.8 4.80 Canada Growth: off Canada (Gulf Stream); M: Gulf of Mexico Yes No
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