Belonidae - needlefishes

Needlefishes are very elongated fishes with jaws that extend into long beaks with sharp teeth. Their jaws are equal or nearly equal in length. Their dorsal and anal fins are situated on the posterior half of the body with anterior lobes somewhat elongated from posterior part of fins. The pelvic fin is placed midway between head and tail. These fishes live on the surface. They can leap out of the water and have been known to injure people with their beaks.