Strongylura

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Strongylura
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Atlantic Needlefish (S. marina)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Belonidae
Genus: Strongylura
van Hasselt, 1824
Type species
Strongylura caudimaculata
van Hasselt, 1824[1]

Strongylura is a genus of needlefishes from the family Belonidae which is distributed throughout the tropical and warmer temperate waters of the world, including some species which live in freshwater.

Species[edit]

Currently, there are 14 recognized species in this genus:[2]

Taxonomy[edit]

It is thought that the genus Strongylura is not monophyletic.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Strongylura". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Species of Strongylura in FishBase. April 2019 version.
  3. ^ Bruce B. Collette (September 2003). "Family Belonidae Bonaparte 1832" (PDF). Annotated Checklist of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. 16. ISSN 1545-150X.