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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Belonidae Needlefishes

Genus: Tylosurus

(See list of species below)



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10 species
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 153 cm TL
Tylosurus acus (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Tylosurus acus
[Agujon needlefish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Tylosurus choram (Rüppell, 1837)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Tylosurus choram
[Red Sea houndfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Tylosurus crocodilus (Péron & Lesueur, 1821)

Photo by Photo by Baur, J.-C.
 
Tylosurus crocodilus
[Hound needlefish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 134 cm TL
Tylosurus fodiator Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Tylosurus fodiator
[Mexican needlefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm OT
Tylosurus gavialoides (Castelnau, 1873)

Photo by Photo by Good, P.
 
Tylosurus gavialoides
[Stout longtom]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 140 cm SL
Tylosurus imperialis (Rafinesque, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Lillo, A.O.
 
Tylosurus imperialis
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Tylosurus melanotus (Bleeker, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Tylosurus melanotus
[Keel-jawed needle fish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 82.5 cm SL
Tylosurus pacificus (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Tylosurus pacificus
[Pacific agujon needlefish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 58.3 cm SL
Tylosurus punctulatus (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Tylosurus punctulatus
[Spotted long-tom]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Tylosurus rafale Collette & Parin, 1970

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Tylosurus rafale
[Atlantic agujon needlefish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Tylosurus acus Agujon needlefish Western Atlantic 153 TL 1803
Tylosurus choram Red Sea houndfish Western Indian Ocean 120 TL 1837
Tylosurus crocodilus Hound needlefish Indo-West Pacific 150 TL 1821
Tylosurus fodiator Mexican needlefish Eastern Central Pacific 134 TL 1882
Tylosurus gavialoides Stout longtom Indo-West Pacific 75 OT 1873
Tylosurus imperialis Eastern Atlantic 140 SL 1810
Tylosurus melanotus Keel-jawed needle fish Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1850
Tylosurus pacificus Pacific agujon needlefish Eastern Pacific 82.5 SL 1876
Tylosurus punctulatus Spotted long-tom Western Central Pacific 58.3 SL 1872
Tylosurus rafale Atlantic agujon needlefish Eastern Atlantic 140 TL 1970



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