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Recent observations

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

Photos / Sounds

What

halfbeaks Genus Hyporhamphus

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

September 9, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic needlefish Strongylura marina

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 27, 2014

Description

Single specimen approximately 25 cm in length. Next to dock in shallow waters.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Flying Fishes Family Exocoetidae

Observer

atakamara

Date

August 20, 2013 10:21 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

asemerdj

Date

June 12, 2011 06:11 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Spot-tailed Needletail Strongylura strongylura

Observer

kokhuitan

Date

March 6, 2009 02:43 AM SGT

Place

Chek Jawa (Google, OSM)

Description

Saw this needlefish hunting a halfbeak at Chek Jawa on 6Mar09.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Stripe-nosed Halfbeak Zenarchopterus buffonis

Observer

kokhuitan

Date

June 12, 2009 02:08 AM SGT

Photos / Sounds

What

Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

Observer

jojoh

Date

July 11, 2014

Description

Small school that we eventually caught by sein net.

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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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