Longfin Pike, Dinolestes lewini (Griffith, 1834)
Jack Pike, Long-finned Pike, Long-finned Seapike, Pike, Skipjack Pike, Yellowfin Pike
The Longfin Pike could be confused with barracudas. The distinguishing features are the long-based dorsal and anal fins of the Long-finned Pike.
The Long-finned Pike has an elongate, cylindrical body, large eyes and a large mouth. The species is endemic to temperate marine waters of southern Australia.
The Longfin Pike has an elongate, cylindrical body. It has a pointed snout, large eyes and a large mouth. The species is yellowish-brown above and silvery below.
The Longfin Pike is endemic to temperate marine waters of southern Australia. It is known from the central coast of New South Wales, around the south of the country, including Tasmania, and north to south-western Western Australia.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
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