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Atlantic Needlefish

Strongylura marina

Description:

Needlefish

Habitat:

Brackish or fresh water at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. The fish are not captive. There is a viewing area to see underwater.

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2 Comments

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 6 years ago

Neat!

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 6 years ago

It's a needlefish ( family Belonidae). Problem is, we have 5 species around FL: Keeltail Needlefish, Flat Needlefish, Redfin Needlefish, the Timucu, and Houndfish. They are very hard to tell apart. The Timucu and Houndfish are much more common in shallow inshore waters.

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 26, 2014
Submitted on Dec 31, 2014

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