In this amazing close-up we see how small a baby swordfish is. Amazingly, this fish can grow to 39 inches in length within a year, according to fishery biologist Juan C. Levesque, speaking with Florida Sportsman Magazine. Levesque adds that ‘swordfish larvae primarily feed on fish larvae but also consume zooplankton’.
In the informative article on Florida Sportsman, Levesque provides a fantastic overview of a swordfish’s movement patterns, diet, reproduction, age and growth. It’s worth checking out if you want to learn more about these fascinating creatures of the sea. You can read it here.