Long-finned pike

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Long-finned pike
Dinolestes lewini.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Dinolestidae
T. D. Scott, 1962
Genus: Dinolestes
Klunzinger, 1872
Species: D. lewini
Binomial name
Dinolestes lewini
(E. Griffith & C. H. Smith, 1834)
  • Esox lewini E. Griffith & C. H. Smith, 1834
  • Neosphyraena multiradiata Castelnau, 1872
  • Lanioperca mordax Günther, 1872
  • Dinolestes muelleri Klunzinger, 1872

The long-finned pike or yellowfin pike (Dinolestes lewini) is a species of perciform fish, the only species in the genus Dinolestes, as well as the family Dinolestidae.

It is an elongated fish with a pointed snout, and silver in color, similar in appearance to a barracuda, and grows up to 84 cm (33 in) in total length. It is endemic to the coastal waters of southern Australia, including New South Wales, at depths between 5 and 65 m (16 and 213 ft).[1]

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  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Dinolestes lewini" in FishBase. April 2013 version.