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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Belonidae Needlefishes

Genus: Strongylura

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Strongylura anastomella Northwest Pacific 100 TL 1846
Strongylura exilis Californian needlefish Eastern Pacific 91 TL 1854
Strongylura fluviatilis South America 51.7 SL 1903
Strongylura hubbsi Maya needlefish Central America 49.8 SL 1974
Strongylura incisa Reef needlefish Indo-Pacific 100 FL 1846
Strongylura krefftii Long tom Asia and Oceania 85 SL 1866
Strongylura leiura Banded needlefish Indo-West Pacific 100 TL 1850
Strongylura marina Atlantic needlefish Western Atlantic 111 TL 1792
Strongylura notata forsythia Western Central Atlantic 40.5 SL 1932
Strongylura notata notata Redfin needlefish Western Central Atlantic 61 TL 1860
Strongylura scapularis Shoulderspot needlefish Eastern Pacific 38 SL 1882
Strongylura senegalensis Senegal needlefish Eastern Atlantic 150 SL 1846
Strongylura strongylura Spottail needlefish Indo-West Pacific 40 SL 1823
Strongylura timucu Timucu Western Atlantic 61 TL 1792
Strongylura urvillii Urville's longtom Western Pacific 26.3 OT 1846



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