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Platybelone argalus (keeltail needlefish)

Wikipedia Abstract

The keeltail needlefish, sometimes called the keeled needlefish, is a tropical fish of the family Belonidae. It was described by the French naturalist Charles Alexandre Lesueur in 1821.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Christmas Island National Park II 21698 Christmas Island, Australia
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Jean Lafitte National Hist. Park & Preserve National Historical Park II 17686 Louisiana, United States
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet


Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]
Scomberomorus regalis (painted mackerel)[1]
Sphyraena barracuda (Striped seapike)[1]


Parasitized by 
Microcotyle bassensis[1]
Schikhobalotrema acutum[1]


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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