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Recent observations

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What

Ballyhoo Hemiramphus brasiliensis

Observer

coreyjlange

Date

January 7, 2016

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What

Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

nolo_88

Date

January 18, 2016 09:58 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

damontighe

Date

January 3, 2012 08:54 AM PST

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No photos or sounds

What

Tropical Two-wing Flyingfish Exocoetus volitans

Date

December 23, 2015

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Square

Date

July 14, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

What

Crocodile Needlefish Tylosurus crocodilus

Date

December 20, 2015

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What

Keeltail Needlefish Platybelone argalus

Observer

khyrenba

Date

January 1, 2016

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Observer

oryzias

Date

January 1, 2016

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What

Halfbeaks Family Hemiramphidae

Observer

leonperrie

Date

December 26, 2015

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What

Halfbeaks Family Hemiramphidae

Observer

leonperrie

Date

December 24, 2015

Description

Observation for the slender fish; not those striped black and white.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Flying Fishes Family Exocoetidae

Observer

scubale

Date

October 3, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

Observer

colleenm

Date

December 21, 2015 02:59 PM CST

Description

A bird must have dropped this on the trail :)

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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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