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    • Beloniformes
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    • Needlefish and relatives

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Recent observations

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What

Flying Fishes Family Exocoetidae

Observer

mandyh

Date

March 27, 2015

Description

Approx 30-35cm. Saw just the one come out of the water and "fly" for about 20 feet. A fleeting glimpse but impressive. Apologies for poor quality photo.

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What

Reef needlefish Strongylura incisa

Observer

maractwin

Date

March 10, 2015 10:51 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Flying Fishes Family Exocoetidae

Observer

maractwin

Date

March 10, 2015 06:34 AM EDT

Description

This fish was found on the boat deck one morning. Must have stranded itself during the night.

Photos / Sounds

What

Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

Observer

fishesoftexas

Date

the past

Photos / Sounds

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What

Halfbeaks (Hemiramphidae) Family Hemiramphidae

Observer

kmarkello

Date

March 19, 2015

Description

Sampled by Rey Donne Papa, coordinates correspond to field station at Taal Lake Conservation Center

Photos / Sounds

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What

Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

maractwin

Date

March 17, 2015 12:32 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

oryzias

Date

March 1, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

crocodile needlefish Tylosurus crocodilus

Observer

chamaeleo

Date

February 20, 2015 09:54 AM IST

Photos / Sounds

P2070030

What

Keeltail Needlefish Platybelone argalus

Observer

davidr

Date

February 7, 2015 01:50 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

P1240022

What

Hemirhamphus depauperatus Hemiramphus depauperatus

Observer

davidr

Date

January 24, 2015 01:59 AM HST

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
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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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