Strongylura marina

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

Strongylura marina

Unique Characters: Body rounded or squarish in cross-section. No vertical bars present. Anal-fin rays 13-24. Caudal peduncle not strongly depressed. Caudal peduncle deeper than wide. Gill rakers absent. Dorsal-fin rays 12-17. No keels on caudal peduncle. Caudal fin emarginate, lower lobe not much longer than upper. No expanded black posterior dorsal-fin lobe at any size.

Similar Species: None

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