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Biology

Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs may be found attached to objects in the water by tendrils on the egg's surface (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: southern Ireland, Spain, Portugal including scattered records in the Mediterranean. Previously confused with Belone belone.
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Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: Ireland to Portugal.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Belone svetovidovi Collette & Parin, 1970
Catalog Number: USNM 203158
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): Commercial Fisherman
Year Collected: 1967
Locality: Mediterranean Sea; Tunisia. Gabes Beach., Tunisia, Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic
  • Paratype: Collette, B. B. & Parin, N. V. 1970. Atlantide Report. No. 11: 21-23, figs. 1, 3; tables 2-4.
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Paratype for Belone svetovidovi Collette & Parin, 1970
Catalog Number: USNM 202717
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1961
Locality: Rio Vigo, Galicia, Spain. From the Vigo Fish Market., Spain, Atlantic
  • Paratype: Collette, B. B. & Parin, N. V. 1970. Atlantide Report. No. 11: 21-23, figs. 1, 3; tables 2-4.
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Paratype for Belone svetovidovi Collette & Parin, 1970
Catalog Number: USNM 202616
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): E. Tortonese
Year Collected: 1966
Locality: Italy, Genoa Bay; Comogli., Italy, Atlantic
  • Paratype: Collette, B. B. & Parin, N. V. 1970. Atlantide Report. No. 11: 21-23, figs. 1, 3; tables 2-4.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic-oceanic; marine
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Conservation

Threats

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Wikipedia

Short-beaked garfish

Short-beaked garfish (Belone svetovidovi) is a species of needlefish common in marine waters of the Eastern Atlantic: southern Ireland, Spain, Portugal. Also rare in in the Mediterranean Sea. Previously confused with the Garfish (Belone belone).

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