Houndfish (Tylosurus crocodilus)

Houndfish (Tylosurus crocodilus)

Also known as ... crocodile needlefish

Description ...

Houndfish are long slender fish with a cylindrical shaped body, a bony head and jaws covered with sharp teeth.  The dorsal fin is located close to the rear of the body followed by a caudal penduncle with a keel .  Their colors are greenish to blueish along their backs fading to a silvery green on the sides and belly.   They are often confused for needle fish but get larger and when a juvenile, the houndfish's teeth point anteriorly and change as the fish reaches maturity.  Houndfish get . . .

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