A name applied to several distinct fishes
The saury, a slender fish of the Atlantic coast (Scomberesox saurus).
The Tetrapturus albidus, a large oceanic species related to the swordfish; the spearfish.
primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needle-like teeth
giant warm-water game fish having a prolonged and rounded toothless upper jaw
slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters
elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters
marlins, sailfish, spearfish and swordfish; that is, fish where the snout is extended into a bill or ‘spear'.
pelagic fish with long, spear-like protrusions at their snouts, such as swordfish and marlin.
The term billfish is applied to a number of different large, predatory fish characterised by their large size (swordfish can be over 4 metres long) and long, sword-like bill. Billfish span the sailfish and marlin, which make up the family Istiophoridae, and the swordfish, sole member of the family Xiphiidae. They are important apex predators feeding on a wide variety of smaller fish and cephalopods.