Pacific Needlefish, Tylosurus pacificus: Greenish like the Mexican Needlefish, but not as heavily built and has a longer lower jaw and small off-white teeth. Length 34 inches, caught while fishing with a sardina on 8-pound line in front of Hotel Punta Colorada, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico, November 2001. Description and photo courtesy Peter Langstraat.
Pacific Needlefish: A Pacific Needlefish, 42 inches, caught while fishing at El Rincon, Baja California Sur, Mexico, on strip bait with 8-pound line. Angler Tom Van Dalen. Peter Langstraat of Holland: "During my roundabout 300 days of fishing spread out over nine years, this was the only one of this species I ever saw. An amazing big eye combined with a dark blue back and green inside of the mouth." Photos courtesy Peter Langstraat.
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