Strongylura marina

Strongylura marina
Atlantic Needlefish – Strongylura marina
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
BelonidaeStrongylura marina(Walbaum)1792Atlantic Needlefish

Strongylura marina

Unique Characters: Very elongate slender body with long, slender jaws with many thin and pointed teeth. Dorsal and anal fins located near the rear of the body. Tiny scales; lateral line scales about 300.

Similar Species:

Longnose Gar Lepisosteus osseus. Elongate jaws with many needlelike teeth. Long, slender body covered with armor-like ganoid scales. Lateral line scales about 55.

Lepisosteus osseus
Longnose Gar – Lepisosteus osseus