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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

jonwbecker

Date

December 14, 2014 11:00 AM MHT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Estuarine Halfbeak Zenarchopterus dispar

Observer

maractwin

Date

November 23, 2014 03:18 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Reef Needlefish Strongylura incisa

Observer

maractwin

Date

November 20, 2014 09:08 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Medios picos y pajaritos Family Hemiramphidae

Observer

tierraiberica

Date

June 14, 2008

Place

Kafountine (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

Observer

taj

Date

November 6, 2014 11:57 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

colinmorita

Date

November 7, 2014 02:17 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

subhajit_roy

Date

October 20, 2014 07:52 AM IST

Photos / Sounds

What

Atlantic needlefish Strongylura marina

Observer

dremsen

Date

October 10, 2014 04:26 PM EDT

Description

Caught by Toby Lineaweaver and reported to me. Approximately 2 feet in length. Usually see smaller specimens in estuaries.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

martingrimm

Date

January 13, 2012 06:08 AM CET

Photos / Sounds

What

California flying fish Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus ssp. californicus

Observer

finatic

Date

September 21, 2014 10:35 AM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

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What

Halfbeaks Family Hemiramphidae

Observer

martingrimm

Date

February 23, 2010 06:25 AM CET

Place

Myanmar (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

September 9, 2014
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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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