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Flat Needlefish We saw these in the mangrove swamp waters off the coast of Yucatan - they are apparently very widespread throughout the ocenas of the world.  Ablennes hians,Flat needlefish,Geotagged,Mexico,Summer,Yucatan Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Flat Needlefish

We saw these in the mangrove swamp waters off the coast of Yucatan - they are apparently very widespread throughout the ocenas of the world.

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The flat needlefish the only known member of the genus ''Ablennes'', is a marine fish of the family Belonidae. Flat needlefish are considered gamefish, frequently caught with the help of artificial lights, but are not often eaten because of their green-colored flesh.

Similar species: Beloniformes
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Uploaded Mar 17, 2017. Captured Aug 2, 2016 01:01 in Calle Gonzalo Guerrero 56, Holbox, Q.R., Mexico.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/202s
  • ISO400
  • 136.965mm