Hound needlefish


  • Appears just below water surface.
  • Tends to swim away from divers.
  • Carnivorous. Mainly feeds on smaller fishes.


  • Dorsally dark blue, side silvery and ventrally white.
  • Tail forked, and the lower lobe is longer than the upper lobe.
  • Large individuals have straight teeth. Teeth of small individuals are pointed anteriorly.

Common Name: Hound needlefish

Family Common Name: Needlefishes

Family: Belonidae

Scientific Name: Tylosurus crocodilus___(Péron & Lesueur, 1821)

Maximum Length: 150 cm (Total Length)