Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Beloniformes > Family: Belonidae > Genus: Tylosurus > Species: Tylosurus acus acus

Agujon needlefish - Tylosurus acus acus (Lacepède, 1803)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Valid parent species Tylosurus acus

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aguja imperial Spanish Fishbase
Agujón Spanish Fishbase
Agujon needlefish English Fishbase
Agulheta-imperial Portuguese Fishbase
Aiguille voyeuse French Fishbase
California needelefish English Fishbase
Imsella imperjali Maltese Fishbase
Marao ojón Spanish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Sphyraena acus Lacepède, 1803
Belone altipinna Poey, 1860
Belone latimana Poey, 1860
Belone carribea Lesueur, 1821
Belone gerania Valenciennes, 1846
Belone jonesii Goode, 1877

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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