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needlefish

Slender-bodied fish with very long jaws forming a narrow bill; widespread in tropical and warm temperate seas; dorsal and anal fins placed close to tail; includes W Atlantic, Strongylura marina, a voracious surface-living predator; length up to 1·2 m/4 ft; also called garfish. (Family: Belonidae.)

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