Pacific Needlefish Photos

Scientific name:  Tylosurus crocodilus

Needlefish are piscivorous fishes primarily associated with very shallow marine habitats or the surface of the open sea.  Needlefish closely resemble North American freshwater gars (family Lepisosteidae) in being elongated and having long, narrow jaws filled with sharp teeth, and some species of needlefishes are referred to as gars or garfish despite being only distantly related to the true gars.    Their most distinctive feature is their long, narrow beak, which bears multiple sharp teeth. In most species, the upper jaw only reaches its full length in adulthood, so the juveniles have a half-beak appearance, with an elongated lower jaw, but a much smaller upper one.

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