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Recent observations

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What

Crocodile Needlefish Tylosurus crocodilus

Observer

ekmoody

Date

December 14, 2014 08:04 PM MST

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Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

fatroosterfarm

Date

January 2, 2014 03:50 PM EST

Description

keeltail?

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Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

Observer

neild

Date

April 8, 2014 08:09 AM EDT

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Needlefishes and Relatives Order Beloniformes

Observer

ralfmagee

Date

April 3, 2015

Description

Apologies in advance for poor photo but interested if anyone able to provide Id

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Keeltail Needlefish Platybelone argalus

Observer

henicorhina

Date

May 19, 2012 11:43 AM COT

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Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

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brewtalizer

Date

December 24, 2016 12:24 PM EST

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Crocodile Needlefish Tylosurus crocodilus

Observer

ralfmagee

Date

August 2, 2015

Place

Boot Reef (Google, OSM)

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Observer

sascha_schulz

Date

April 2, 2005

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Flyingfishes Family Exocoetidae

Observer

sascha_schulz

Date

December 19, 2004

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What

Houndfish Tylosurus acus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

December 8, 2016 04:03 PM AST

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water. Flash ran out of battery halfway through.

Very large, solitary needlefish.

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Ballyhoo Hemiramphus brasiliensis

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

December 8, 2016 09:50 AM AST

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water. Flash ran out of battery halfway through.

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Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

budak

Date

December 13, 2016 12:15 PM SGT
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Description from Wikipedia

The Beloniformes are an order of six families of freshwater and marine ray-finned fish: the Adrianichthyidae (ricefish and medakas); Belonidae (needlefish); Exocoetidae (flyingfishes); Hemiramphidae (halfbeaks); the Scomberesocidae (sauries) and the Zenarchopteridae (viviparous halfbeaks). With the exception of the Adrianichthyidae, these are streamlined, medium-sized fishes that live close to the surface of the water feeding on algae, plankton, or smaller animals including other fishes. Most are marine, though a few needlefish and halfbeaks inhabit brackish and fresh...

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