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Updated 11/4/2012

Family Belonidae

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Tylosurus crocodilus

Wakatobi, Indonesia

 

Kahe Point, Oahu

Kahe Point, Oahu

 

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Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu 3 feet

CROCODILE NEEDLEFISH or HOUNDFISH    'AHA

Uncommon in coastal waters.  Greenish body is thick, head tapering gradually to a point, eyes large.  Attains at least 4 feet.  Large needlefish have impaled swimmers and boaters.  Warm & temperate seas worldwide.  Formerly known as Strongylura gigantea.