Platybelone argalus

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
BelonidaePlatybelone argalus(Lesueur)1821Keeltail Needlefish

Platybelone argalus

Unique Characters: Body rounded or squarish in cross-section. No vertical bars present. Anal-fin rays 13-24. Caudal peduncle strongly depressed (flattened dorsoventrally) and with well-developed lateral keels. Least depth of caudal peduncle about half the width. Gill rakers present.

Similar Species: None

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