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Recent observations

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Keeltail Needlefish Platybelone argalus

Observer

pliffgrieff

Date

December 7, 2016

Description

being cleaned by a Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse at a cleaning station

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Ballyhoo Hyporhamphus australis

Observer

harryrosenthal

Date

May 17, 2014 12:19 PM AEST

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Crocodile Needlefish Tylosurus crocodilus

Observer

csmitelli

Date

November 16, 2016 10:47 AM COT

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Flyingfishes Family Exocoetidae

Observer

koalastriker

Date

November 28, 2016 09:17 AM EST

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Crocodile Needlefish Tylosurus crocodilus

Observer

hix

Date

April 3, 2016

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Crocodile Needlefish Tylosurus crocodilus

Observer

plruiz

Date

November 23, 2016 02:19 PM EST

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Halfbeaks Family Hemiramphidae

Observer

cypseloides

Date

March 24, 2012 05:38 PM CDT

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Crocodile Needlefish Tylosurus crocodilus

Observer

jeffperry

Date

November 14, 2016

Description

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Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

Date

November 16, 2016 11:10 AM EST

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Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

Observer

bkahn375

Date

August 13, 2016

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False Silverstripe Halfbeak Hyporhamphus meeki

Observer

mako252

Date

November 14, 2016 07:23 PM CST

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Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

gonodactylus

Date

March 30, 2015 04:47 PM CDT
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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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