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    • Needlefish and Relatives
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    • Beloniformes
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Recent observations

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What

Flying Fishes Family Exocoetidae

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

May 28, 2011

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Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Date

August 20, 2015 11:38 AM EDT

Description

Note that unfortunately this Needlefish got its top beak caught in the seine net and writhed enough to break it off. It is not a halfbeak.

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What

Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 19, 2015

Description

Single specimen swimming behind the MRC. Approximately 20 cm long. Narrow silverish body, extremely elongate with long pointed beak. Swimming at surface with a characteristic tail motion that sets the motion well back such that the majority of the body stays straight.

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Observer

oryzias

Date

August 17, 2015

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What

Needlefish and Relatives Order Beloniformes

Observer

rmooi

Date

April 26, 2014 01:06 AM PDT

Place

Cathedral (Google, OSM)

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What

Redfin needlefish Strongylura notata ssp. notata

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 5, 2015

Description

ID as per Humann and DeLoach, p. 64-65.

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What

California flying fish Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus ssp. californicus

Observer

damontighe

Date

August 2, 2015 09:31 PM PDT

Place

Avalon, CA (Google, OSM)

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Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 29, 2015

Description

Caught by osprey.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Crocodile Needlefish Tylosurus crocodilus

Observer

thehornandbeek

Date

July 26, 2015 02:50 PM PDT

Description

Very large. One measuring over 4ft

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What

Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

luckybomber15

Date

April 3, 2015

Description

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halfbeaks Genus Hyporhamphus

Observer

albertomendoza

Date

October 19, 2013

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Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

james5

Date

July 13, 2015
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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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