Tylosurus choram (Rüppell, 1837)
Red Sea houndfish
Tylosurus choram
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Belonidae (Needlefishes)
Max. size:  120 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range - 0 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to Gulf of Oman, including the eastern Mediterranean via the Suez Canal.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-24; Anal soft rays: 19-22
Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs may be found attached to objects in the water by tendrils on the egg's surface (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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