In some species of fish the small intestine is in two to eight coils. The large intestines are short and straight, and the termination of the rectum opens into a cavity called the Cloaca. Labels: 1, Liver, 2, 3, Caecas or pouches connecting with small intestines. 4, 5, Small intestine, coiled. 6, Large intestine. 7, Biliary duct.

The Alimentary Canal of the Swordfish

In some species of fish the small intestine is in two to eight coils. The large intestines are short…

A fish with an extended snout far beyond its mouth. Grows up to 18 feet in length.

Chinese Paddlefish

A fish with an extended snout far beyond its mouth. Grows up to 18 feet in length.

The swordfish is found in every part of the Mediterranean Sea. Its "sword" is an elongation of the upper jaw, of great strength.

Swordfish

The swordfish is found in every part of the Mediterranean Sea. Its "sword" is an elongation of the upper…

"Swordfish is a popular name for any individual of the Xiphiidæ. They are pelagic fishes, widely distributed in tropical and sub-tropical seas, and are extremely strong and swift. Their popular name is derived from their formidable sword-like weapon, formed by the coalescence and prolongation of the maxillary and intermaxillary bones beyond the lower jaw; it is very hard and strong, and capable of inflicting terrible wounds."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Swordfish

"Swordfish is a popular name for any individual of the Xiphiidæ. They are pelagic fishes, widely…

A family of spinyrayed fished allied to the mackerels. They attain a length of fifteen feet, and have the bones of the upper jaw consolidated to a widely distributed in the open seas of tropical and sub-tropical climes, and being quite strong and swift.

Swordfish

A family of spinyrayed fished allied to the mackerels. They attain a length of fifteen feet, and have…

An illustration of a cartoon swordfish talking to a cartoon cod fish.

Swordfish Talking to a Cod

An illustration of a cartoon swordfish talking to a cartoon cod fish.