Stout longtom

The Stout longtom lives in the reef-associated, marine environment.

The stout longtom were bait stealers but still a bit of fun on the light gear Another queenfish, these photos have been edited to keep the locals happy as they dont want crowds. Good old longtail. More

Subject: A stout longtom (Tylosurus gavialoides) thrashes at the surface of the sea, attracted by the floodlights of our diving vessel. In search of an easy meal, drawn like a moth to the flame, its electric radiance is spellbinding. More

Common names

alligator gar in English
Bayo in Surigaonon
Gaviaalikala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kambabalo in Tagalog
Kraftig hornfisk in Danish (dansk)
Leu limwan in Misima-Paneati
longtom in English
Needlefish in English
Stour longtom in English
stout longtom in English
澳洲圆颌针鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
澳洲圓頜針魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Beloniformes
Family : Belonidae
Genus : Tylosurus
Species : Tylosurus gavialoides
Authority : Castelnau, 1873