Atlantic needlefish

The Atlantic needlefish lives in the reef-associated, freshwater, brackish, marine, depth range 1 - 3 m environment.

The Atlantic needlefish is a long, narrow fish with a greenish back and silvery sides. Adults have: * A thin bluish-silver stripe along each side. More

Atlantic needlefish range as the name implys in the atlantic ocean. Their range covers most of the Western Atlantic from Maine to Brazil including the Carribean and the Gulf of Mexico. More

CHARACTERISTICS: The distinctive Atlantic needlefish has a long, slender body, elongated jaws with numerous sharp teeth, and dorsal and anal fins placed at the back of the body. The tip of the lower jaw extends slightly beyond the upper jaw. More

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Atlantic Needlefish - Atlantic Needlefish information - Atlantic Needlefish facts As the name reveals, The Atlantic Needlefish is found in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Its habitat ranges from the state of Maine to the Gulf of Mexico. More

Atlantic needlefish are elongate, round-bodied fishes that grow to approximately 25 inches in length. Body color is green to blue-green on the dorsal surface, blending to silver below the lateral line. Pectoral fins are small and set high on the sides. More

The Atlantic needlefish has a long mouth formed by the prolongation of both jawbones. It has numerous small and sharp teeth. This fish shows up around the calm edges of flats and sand bars and swims very close to the water surface. More

The Atlantic needlefish, Strongylura marina, is a small- to medium-sized, elongate, somewhat gar-like carnivorous fish with the upper and lower jaws elongated into a pointed beak armed with hundreds of small, sharp teeth. More

Common names

Acarapindá in Portuguese (Português)
Agujón timucu in Spanish (español)
Agulha in Portuguese (Português)
Agulhão in Portuguese (Português)
Agulhão-roliço in Portuguese (Português)
Aiguillette timucu in French (français)
Atlantic needlefish in English
Carapiá in Portuguese (Português)
Geep in Dutch (Nederlands)
Ladji in Papiamento
longjaw in English
Nanaaifisi in South American Indian (Other)
Nanaaifisi in Sranan
Needlefish in English
Peixe agulha in English
Peixe-agulha in Portuguese (Português)
Petimbuaba in Portuguese (Português)
Tholepin in English
Timbucú in Portuguese (Português)
Timicu in English
Timicu in Portuguese (Português)
timucu in English
Timuçu in Portuguese (Português)
Timucú in Spanish (español)
Timucu-hornfisk in Danish (dansk)
Timuku in Finnish (suomen kieli)
蒂玛柱颌针鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
蒂瑪柱頜針魚 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Beloniformes
Family : Belonidae
Genus : Strongylura
Species : Strongylura timucu
Authority : Walbaum, 1792