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    • Beloniformes
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

Date

November 8, 2014

Description

We let him relax in the water before we let him swim off. He put up a big fight.

Photos / Sounds

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What

keeltail needlefish Platybelone argalus

Observer

loarie

Date

May 13, 2015 02:54 PM PDT

Place

hilo (Google, OSM)

Description

DCIM\100GOPRO\GOPR1539.

Photos / Sounds

What

Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

coop

Date

March 6, 2015 09:44 PM CST

Description

Cool weather with plenty of sunlight. These fishes came out about an hour after the sun set. They were seen in rough water surrounding a peer. They were in groups of four or five, not close to another.

Photos / Sounds

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What

pajarito saltador Hemiramphus saltator

Observer

atakamara

Date

May 10, 2015 01:07 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

msieges

Date

May 8, 2015

Description

Found by Christine

Photos / Sounds

What

Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

kucycads

Date

May 1, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

Date

January 16, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

colinmorita

Date

May 1, 2015 10:21 AM HST

Description

A needlefish being offered by a Pacific White Tern to its mate.

Photos / Sounds

What

Flying Fishes (Exocoetidae) Family Exocoetidae

Observer

rileypollom

Date

April 29, 2015 10:09 AM AWST

Description

Photos likely won't be of help (they're too fast!), but maybe someone can narrow it down based on location.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Atlantic Flyingfish Cheilopogon melanurus

Observer

andrewclark945

Date

April 9, 2015 07:56 PM EDT

Description

We always see these when the sea state is a little rougher! After some research, I conclude that they are attracted to light, which would explain why they are commonly sighted near the ship. Location is approximate.

Photos / Sounds

What

Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

April 4, 2015

Description

In brackish water along the Peace River in Punta Gorda

Photos / Sounds

What

Needlefish and relatives Order Beloniformes

Observer

trcarlisle

Date

May 11, 2013 01:09 PM GST

Description

Washed up on the beach

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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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