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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Belonidae Needlefishes

Genus: Platybelone

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm OT
Platybelone argalus annobonensis Collette & Parin, 1970

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Platybelone argalus annobonensis
[Annobon keel tail needlefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Platybelone argalus argalus (Lesueur, 1821)

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Platybelone argalus argalus
[Keeltail needlefish]
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Max. Length 45 cm TL

 
Platybelone argalus platura
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm NG
Platybelone argalus platyura (Bennett, 1832)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Platybelone argalus platyura
[Keeled needlefish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Platybelone argalus pterura (Osburn & Nichols, 1916)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Platybelone argalus pterura
[Baja California keeltail needlefish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 32 cm OT
Platybelone argalus trachura (Valenciennes, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Brown,J./EMD, St Helena Government
 
Platybelone argalus trachura
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 24 cm OT
Platybelone lovii (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Platybelone lovii
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7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Platybelone argalus annobonensis Annobon keel tail needlefish Eastern Atlantic 23 OT 1970
Platybelone argalus argalus Keeltail needlefish Western Atlantic 50 TL 1821
Platybelone argalus platura Western Indian Ocean 45 TL 1837
Platybelone argalus platyura Keeled needlefish Indo-Pacific 45 NG 1832
Platybelone argalus pterura Baja California keeltail needlefish Eastern Pacific 40 SL 1916
Platybelone argalus trachura Southeast Atlantic 32 OT 1846
Platybelone lovii Eastern Atlantic 24 OT 1866



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