Atlantic Needlefish
Strongylura marina
About This Fish

As the common name suggests, adult Atlantic Needlefish are found in the Atlantic Ocean from Maine to Brazil. They migrate into medium to large rivers to spawn, and some individuals travel as far inland as the Ohio River in Kentucky. Atlantic Needlefish live near the surface and are ambush predators, using their long toothy snout to capture prey. They can be distinguished from gars by their silvery coloration and more slender body.