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    • Needlefishes and Relatives
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    • Beloniformes
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    • Peces voladores y parientes

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Flyingfishes Family Exocoetidae

Observer

iangas1

Date

September 19, 2014 10:05 PM EDT

Description

Jumped into boat while swordfishing 20 miles east of Miami

Photos / Sounds

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What

Blackspot Longtom Strongylura strongylura

Observer

oryzias

Date

November 21, 2016 12:54 PM HKT

Place

香港 (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Crocodile Needlefish Tylosurus crocodilus

Observer

ekmoody

Date

December 14, 2014 08:04 PM MST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Needlefishes Family Belonidae

Observer

fatroosterfarm

Date

January 2, 2014 03:50 PM EST

Description

keeltail?

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

Observer

neild

Date

April 8, 2014 08:09 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Needlefishes and Relatives Order Beloniformes

Observer

ralfmagee

Date

April 3, 2015

Description

Apologies in advance for poor photo but interested if anyone able to provide Id

Photos / Sounds

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What

Keeltail Needlefish Platybelone argalus

Observer

henicorhina

Date

May 19, 2012 11:43 AM COT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina

Observer

brewtalizer

Date

December 24, 2016 12:24 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Crocodile Needlefish Tylosurus crocodilus

Observer

ralfmagee

Date

August 2, 2015

Place

Boot Reef (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

sascha_schulz

Date

April 2, 2005

Photos / Sounds

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What

Flyingfishes Family Exocoetidae

Observer

sascha_schulz

Date

December 19, 2004

Photos / Sounds

What

Houndfish Tylosurus acus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

December 8, 2016 04:03 PM AST

Description

Snorkeling in shallow water. Flash ran out of battery halfway through.

Very large, solitary needlefish.

Tags

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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...

No range data available.
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