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Updated 9/21/2014

Family Belonidae

HAWAII

Platybelone argalus

North Beach, Midway Atoll

 

Kahalu'u, Hawaii, 5 feet



Sharks Cove, Oahu, 15 feet


Ho'okena, Hawaii, 10 feet

 SLENDER or KEELTAIL NEEDLEFISH   'aha

Common in small aggregations near shore.  Bright blue-green above and silvery below.  Narrow jaws lined with large pointed teeth.  Attains 18 inches.  Warm seas worldwide.