noun, plural (especially collectively) needlefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) needlefishes.
any fish of the family Belonidae, of warm seas and coastal fresh waters, having a sharp beak and needlelike teeth.
a pipefish.

1595–1605; needle + fish Unabridged
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needlefish (ˈniːdəlˌfɪʃ)
n , pl -fish, -fishes
1.  any ferocious teleost fish of the family Belonidae of warm and tropical regions, having an elongated body and long toothed jaws
2.  another name for pipefish

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Needlefish are commonly seen schooling near the surface of tropical and subtropical waters.
In addition, you will be able to spot triggerfish, butterflyfish and needlefish.
Lamprey's, needlefish and eels are extra long and narrow.
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