Swordfish, famously known for their long, spear-like bill which resembles a sword, are relatively large, as far as fish go. Adult swordfish commonly reach lengths of 3 meters (9.8 feet) or more, with rare cases of 4.55 meter (14.9 feet) swordfish being reported. With this massive size, it’s no surprise that their weight can be equally impressive.
But just how impressive? How much do swordfish weigh?
Well, an average sized swordfish will probably weigh between 150 and 250 pounds. That’s pretty big for a fish! It becomes much more impressive when you start looking at the larger swordfish, which can reach weights of more than 1000 pounds, with the largest approaching 1400 pounds. To put that in perspective, it’s about half the weight of a typical American car!