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Xenentodon cancila (Wroclaw zoo)-1.JPG
Freshwater Garfish (X. cancila)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Belonidae
Genus: Xenentodon
Regan, 1911

Xenentodon is a genus of needlefishes native to Asia. It is one of ten genera in the family Belonidae.


There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Xenentodon in FishBase. June 2012 version.