Strongylura urvillii (Valenciennes, 1846)
Urville's longtom
photo by Winterbottom, R.

 Family:  Belonidae (Needlefishes)
 Max. size:  26.3 cm OT (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 5 m
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: waters of the East Indies, Philippines, and New Guinea east to the Solomon and Santa Cruz Islands. Reported from New Caledonia (Ref. 11889).
 Biology:  Coastal species, sometimes entering brackish water (Ref. 9682). Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates >2 mm (Ref. 11889). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs may be found attached to objects in the water by tendrils on the egg's surface (Ref. 205).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 09.08.95
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 14.04.15

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