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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Belonidae Needlefishes

Genus: Strongylura

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Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Strongylura anastomella (Valenciennes, 1846)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Strongylura anastomella
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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Strongylura exilis (Girard, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Strongylura exilis
[Californian needlefish]



South America
Max. Length 51.7 cm SL
Strongylura fluviatilis (Regan, 1903)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Strongylura fluviatilis
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Central America
Max. Length 49.8 cm SL
Strongylura hubbsi Collette, 1974

Photo by Photo by Granados-Dieseldorff, P. & M. Christensen
 
Strongylura hubbsi
[Maya needlefish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm FL
Strongylura incisa (Valenciennes, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Strongylura incisa
[Reef needlefish]
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Max. Length 85 cm SL

 
Strongylura krefftii
[Long tom]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Strongylura leiura (Bleeker, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Strongylura leiura
[Banded needlefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 111 cm TL
Strongylura marina (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Strongylura marina
[Atlantic needlefish]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 40.5 cm SL
Strongylura notata forsythia Breder, 1932

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Strongylura notata forsythia
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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Strongylura notata notata (Poey, 1860)

Photo by Photo by American Littoral Society - Southeast Chapter
 
Strongylura notata notata
[Redfin needlefish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Strongylura scapularis (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Strongylura scapularis
[Shoulderspot needlefish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm SL
Strongylura senegalensis (Valenciennes, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Mamonekene, V.
 
Strongylura senegalensis
[Senegal needlefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Strongylura strongylura (van Hasselt, 1823)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Strongylura strongylura
[Spottail needlefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Strongylura timucu (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Strongylura timucu
[Timucu]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 26.3 cm OT
Strongylura urvillii (Valenciennes, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Strongylura urvillii
[Urville's longtom]



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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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