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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBelonidae 
AphiaID: 125451

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBeloniformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBeloniformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorneedlefishes  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHornhechte  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhorngjelfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhorngjelfamilien  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornäbbgäddfiskar  [details]
Direct child
taxa (22)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAblennes Jordan & Fordice, 1887
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBelone Cuvier, 1816
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBelonion
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPetalichthys Regan, 1904
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatybelone Fowler, 1919
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPotamorrhaphis
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudotylosurus
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStrongylura van Hasselt, 1824
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTylosurus Cocco, 1833
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXenentodon Regan, 1911

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAblenes accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAblennes Jordan & Fordice, 1887
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAthlennes Jordan & Fordice, 1887 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAblennes Jordan & Fordice, 1887
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBelona accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBelone Cuvier, 1816
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBlennes accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAblennes Jordan & Fordice, 1887
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMastaccembelus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBelone Cuvier, 1816
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhaphiobelone accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStrongylura van Hasselt, 1824
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStenocaulus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStrongylura van Hasselt, 1824
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStrongylurus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStrongylura van Hasselt, 1824
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThalassosteus Jordan, Evermann & Tanaka, 1927 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTylosurus Cocco, 1833
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThallasosteus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThalassosteus Jordan, Evermann & Tanaka, 1927 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTylosurus Cocco, 1833
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTylosaurus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTylosurus Cocco, 1833
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXenenthodon accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXenentodon Regan, 1911
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Tropical and temperate fishes of the surface layer ranging from open ocean to freshwater. Small scales. Without isolated finlets. Dorsal fin usually with 10-26 rays. Anal fin usually with 14-23 rays. Wide mouth opening; jaws elongate and with many needlelike teeth; 2 species with the lower jaw longer than the upper. Slender silvery bodys shaded a darker bluish or greenish dorsally. When alarmed or attracted to lights at night, they are capable of skipping across the surface at high speed and have been known to impale fishermen with sometimes fatal results (Ref. 1602). Surface-dwelling predators of small fishes, also known as longtoms or sea gars. Important food for larger fishes. To 1.3 m maximum length in Tylosurus crocodilus. Marine: ISSCAAP 39, freshwater ISSCAAP 13. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125451
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Belonidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125451 on 2014-09-16
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