Sign In
Sign In

Swordfish vs DolphinSee Who Wins

Swordfish vs Dolphin - Animal Matchup

Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for the showdown of the century! In one corner we have our swift, agile and extremely intelligent Dolphin, known across seven seas for its playful antics and extraordinary sonar capabilities. On the other corner, the fierce, swift and sharp Swordfish armed with its long, thin, bill as sharp as any blade. Who will emerge victorious in this high-stakes clash of the sea giants? Buckle up folks, because things are about to get interesting.

Join The Debate

Contender 1: Swordfish

The Swordfish is a large, highly migratory, predatory fish known for its elongated, flat bill, which resembles a sword. The body is designed for fast swimming with a streamlined, powerful physique that can reach lengths of up to 15 feet and weights of up to 1,400 pounds. They have a unique coloration, dark on top ranging from black to lighter browns, and white or lighter hues on the underbelly. Swordfish primarily feed on a diet consisting of various fish and squids.

Fun Fact: Swordfish are among the fastest fish in the ocean, capable of reaching speeds of up to 60 miles per hour due to their powerful, crescent-shaped tails and streamlined bodies.

Contender 2: Dolphin

The Dolphin is a highly intelligent marine mammal known for its playful and sociable behavior. They belong to the family Delphinidae and are characterized by their streamlined bodies, prominent dorsal fins, and bottle-shaped noses. Dolphins have a smooth, rubbery skin that is typically gray with lighter undersides, and they vary greatly in size depending on the species. They are well-known for their acrobatic displays, leaping high out of the water, and riding swells and waves.

Fun Fact: Dolphins have a unique way of communicating and navigating their environment through echolocation, emitting a series of clicks and listening to the echo to determine the location and shape of nearby items.

Matchup Stats

SizeUp to 15 feet (4.6 meters)6-12.5 feet (1.8-3.8 meters)
WeightUp to 1,400 pounds (635 kilograms)330-440 lbs (150-200 kg)
Speed60 mph (97 km/h)22mph (35km/h)
Key StrengthSpeed and powerful, sword-like billIntelligence and speed
Biggest WeaknessLimited maneuverability due to streamlined bodyLimited mobility on land
Fun Fact: Swordfish have a special organ near their eyes that warms their brain and eyes, improving their vision and hunting abilities in the cold depths of the ocean.
Fun Fact: Fascinatingly, Dolphins are known to display acts of altruism, with recorded instances of them helping other injured or distressed dolphins to the surface to breathe.
Who do you think will win?

Current Votes

0 votes

Swordfish vs Dolphin

See Who Wins

Our AI will simulate a 3 round match between the Swordfish and the Dolphin. It considers each Animal's size, strength, and natural predatory behaviors. As in nature, each match is unique, and the outcome can vary.

View More Matches

Looking For More?

Create Your Own Matchup

Scientific Stats

Scientific NameXiphias gladiusDelphinus delphis
HabitatOpen OceansOcean and Seas
GeographyWorldwide in tropical, subtropical, and temperate seasWorldwide, mostly in shallow seas of the continental shelves
DietVarious fish and squidsFish and Squid
Lifespan9 years - 15 years20 years - 60 years

Key Differences between Swordfish and Dolphin

Swordfish have a torpedo-shaped body with a pointed bill, smooth scales-less skin, dark blue/blackish coloration, a crescent-shaped dorsal fin, a long slender tail, a beak-like bill, and teeth-like structures. Dolphins have a rounded body with a prominent dorsal fin, smooth skin covered in blubber, various colors, a prominent dorsal fin, a horizontally oriented crescent-shaped tail, a rounded snout, and conical-shaped teeth.
  1. Beak vs. snout: Swordfish have a long, flat bill that resembles a sword, while Dolphins have a shorter, rounded snout.
  2. Teeth: Swordfish have a long, sharp bill with teeth-like structures along the edges, while Dolphins have conical-shaped teeth in their jaws.
  3. Coloration: Swordfish have a dark blue or blackish color on their upper body and a silver-white color on their belly, while Dolphins display a wide range of colors including gray, black, white, and various shades of blue.
  4. Skin texture: Swordfish have smooth, scales-less skin, while Dolphins have smooth skin covered in a layer of blubber.
  5. Fins: Swordfish have a large, crescent-shaped dorsal fin and a long, slender caudal fin (tail), whereas Dolphins have a prominent dorsal fin and a horizontally oriented, crescent-shaped caudal fin.
  6. Body shape: Swordfish have a streamlined, torpedo-shaped body with a long, pointed bill, while Dolphins have a more rounded body with a prominent dorsal fin.