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Belonidae


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; subclass Actinopterygii, order Atheriniformes)

A family of mainly marine, tropical and subtropical fish with very long, slender bodies, beak-like jaws, and dorsal and anal fins placed close to the tail fin. Often swimming in schools, they are known to leap out of the water when frightened. There are about 26 species.

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