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Belonidae Bonaparte, 1835

125451  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125451)

accepted
Family
marine
Not documented
Description Tropical and temperate fishes of the surface layer ranging from open ocean to freshwater. Small scales. Without isolated...  
Description 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]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2019). FishBase. Belonidae Bonaparte, 1835. Accessed through: Glover, A.G., Higgs, N., Horton, T. (2019) World Register of Deep-Sea species (WoRDSS) at: http://www.marinespecies.org/deepsea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125451 on 2019-10-14
Glover, A.G.; Higgs, N.; Horton, T. (2019). World Register of Deep-Sea species (WoRDSS). Belonidae Bonaparte, 1835. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/deepsea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125451 on 2019-10-14
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2015-04-17 08:48:21Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

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, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & Van der Laan, R. (eds). (2019). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version accessed dd mmm 2019., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description 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]
 



LanguageName 
English needlefishes  [details]
German Hornhechte  [details]
Japanese ダツ  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål horngjelfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk horngjelfamilien  [details]
Swedish näbbgäddfiskar  [details]
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