Food and Feeding Habits: Diet Composition Xiphias gladius
n = 10
Main Food Percent
Trophic Level
(y)
Predator Life Stage Country Locality Ref.
nekton 29 4.6 juv./adults Western North Atlantic, 1958-1965 28087
nekton 36 4.6 juv./adults Western North Atlantic, 1958-1965 28087
nekton 36 4.5 juv./adults Western North Atlantic, 1958-1965 28087
zoobenthos 42 4.6 juv./adults USA Northwest Atlantic. 37512
nekton 54 4.6 juv./adults Portugal off the Portuguese coast. 40187
nekton 100 4.5 juv./adults Algeria Annaba Gulf, 1986-87 41911
nekton 68 4.5 recruits/juv. Italy Ligurian Sea 41983
nekton 62 4.5 juv./adults Temperate water of north Equatorial current, Eastern Central Atlantic, 2000 48488
nekton 95 4.5 juv./adults Tropical waters of south Equatorial divergence, Eastern Central Atlantic, 2000 48488
nekton 61 4.5 juv./adults North and tropical Atlantic Ocean 76866
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