A New Fishery Area for the Swordfish Xiphias gladius Linnaeus, 1758 (Teleostei: Xiphiidae) in the Sea of Oman

  • J. M. Al-Mamry
  • L. A. JawadEmail author


The first record of the swordfish Xiphias gladius Linnaeus, 1758, in Omani waters is based on a specimen of 1756 mm total length, which has been collected by gill net on the coast of Sur City, 151 Km south of Muscat City, Oman. Morphometric and meristic data are provided and compared with those from other sea basins.


Xiphiidae Sea of Oman Xiphias gladius Morphometrics Meristic 



We would like to thank the Ministry of Fisheries Wealth, Marine Science and Fisheries Centre for giving us the opportunity to use the technical facilities available in its laboratories.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine Science and Fisheries CentreMinistry of Agriculture and FisheriesMuscatOman
  2. 2.Flat BushAucklandNew Zealand

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