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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

jaroslav

Date

July 21, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Flying Fishes Family Exocoetidae

Observer

beethoven242

Date

July 19, 2016 07:18 PM CEST

Description

Found dead on the boat.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

Observer

jordanholaday

Date

July 11, 2016 12:22 PM EDT

Description

Caught in a seaweed-filled seine net along Sandy Hook Bay

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Freshwater Garfish Xenentodon cancila

Observer

louisab

Date

July 5, 2016 11:40 AM EDT

Description

A shoal of good sized garfish going upstream as we were swimming.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

Observer

dremsen

Date

July 5, 2016 10:05 PM EDT

Description

FoY. Appearing at our lights. Surprised to me as it seems early. About 14 inches in length maybe 1 inch wide

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

crisdiaz13

Date

July 4, 2016 10:13 PM CDT

Description

This fish "jumped" over the waves while surfing! Great view.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

psweet

Date

May 24, 2016 01:15 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

Observer

adorantes

Date

June 14, 2016

Description

Encontrado muerto en la playa.

Photos / Sounds

What

Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

hfabian

Date

June 12, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Observer

benphalan

Date

June 7, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 21, 2016 10:34 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

adorantes

Date

October 18, 2011
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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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