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Tylosurus crocodilus

(Fork Tail Alligator Gar)

Common Names

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Common Names in Afrikaans:

Krokodil-Naaldvis

Common Names in Agutaynen:

Bilan

Common Names in Arabic:

Hagool, Hagul, Karkor, Kharam

Common Names in Bikol:

Bilugon Dual, Daal, Dual, Duwal, Patlay

Common Names in Burmese:

Nga-Taung-Nyin

Common Names in Carolinian:

Tagiuliwosh

Common Names in Cebuano:

Balo, Balu, Bawo, Kambabalo, Kambalo

Common Names in Chavacano:

Tambilawang Urbong

Common Names in Creole, Portuguese:

Agudja, Agulha Quio, Zanve

Common Names in Danish:

Krokodillehornfisk

Common Names in Davawenyo:

Bal

Common Names in Dutch:

Geep

Common Names in English:

Choram Long-Tom, Crocodile Longtom, Crocodile Needlefish, Fork Tail Alligator Gar, Gar, Garfish, Giant Long-Tom, Giant Longtom, Guardfish, Hound, Hound Needlefish, houndfish, Longjaw, Longtom, Mexican Needlefish, Needle Fish, Needlefish, Ocean Piper, Stickfish

Common Names in Ewe:

Dayi

Common Names in Fijian:

Saku

Common Names in Finnish:

Vihernokkakala

Common Names in French:

Aiguille, Aiguille Crocodile, Aiguillete, Grosse Aiguille, Orphie, Orphie Crocodile, Orphie De Terre, Z' Orphie

Common Names in Fwâi:

Daip

Common Names in Gela:

Malole Sobolonga

Common Names in Hawaiian:

'aha, Auau

Common Names in Hiligaynon:

Tambaliwan, Tambilawan

Common Names in Ilokano:

Babayu, Diwal, Kambabalo

Common Names in Japanese:

Okizayori

Common Names in Javanese:

Kacangan

Common Names in Kagayanen:

Bigiw

Common Names in Kapampangan:

Batali

Common Names in Korean:

꽁치아재비

Common Names in Kuyunon:

Batalay

Common Names in Magindanaon:

Kambabalo, Soroy

Common Names in Mahl:

Dethuntholi

Common Names in Malay:

Kacangan, Loncong, Saku, Todak

Common Names in Malayalam:

Keran, Oola

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

大圆颌针鱼, 大圓頜針魚, 掘食圆颌针鱼, 掘食圓頜針魚, 犬柱頜針魚, 犬柱颌针鱼, 青旗, 鱷叉尾鶴鱵, 鱷形圓頜針魚, 鱷形柱頜針魚, 鳄叉尾鹤鱵, 鳄形圆颌针鱼, 鳄形柱颌针鱼

Common Names in Maranao/Samal/Tao Su:

Kambabalo, Soroy

Common Names in Marathi:

Tol

Common Names in Marshallese:

Tak

Common Names in Niuean:

Aku Pa

Common Names in Other:

Aku, Hahay

Common Names in Pangasinan:

Layalay

Common Names in Papiamento:

Barans

Common Names in Persian:

Menghar-Mahi-E-Shekarchi

Common Names in Portuguese:

Agulh, Agulha Crocodilo, Agulha Ou Peixe-Agulha, Agulheta-Crocodilo, Zambaio-Roli, Zamboque

Common Names in Rapa Nui:

Aku

Common Names in Samoan:

A'u, Ise

Common Names in Serer:

Ati

Common Names in Sinhalese:

Dhandu Theliya, Kallingu Moralla, Theliya

Common Names in Somali:

Shoolii

Common Names in Spanish:

Aguj, Aguja, Aguja De Casta, agujón lisero, Lechero, Marao Lisero

Common Names in Surigaonon:

Bayo

Common Names in Tagalog:

Haba, Kambabalo, Salasang Lapad

Common Names in Tahitian:

A'avere

Common Names in Tamil:

Koliya Mural, Pahmum-Kolah, Periya Mural

Common Names in Telugu:

Wahlah-Kuddera

Common Names in Thai:

Kathungheoyai, กะทุงเหวใหญ่

Common Names in Unknown:

Ada, Dayi

Common Names in Vili:

Mov, Mowa

Common Names in Visayan:

Baa, Bal, Bala, Baya, Dugsa, Ganggang

Common Names in Waray-waray:

Balo Lison

Common Names in Wolof:

Katara, Khessein, Sambasilett, Sambassilett

Description

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Habitat

Typically found in the intertidal zone at the water's edge at a mean distance from sea level of -86.21 meters (-282.84 feet).[1]

Biome: Coastal.

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Tylosurus crocodilusTylosurus crocodilus (Péron & Lesueur, 1821) • Tylosurus crocodilus< /i> (Péron & Lesueur

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 25-Aug-1999

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Tylosurus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 17 species and subspecies in this genus:

T. acus (Black-Backed Needlefish) · T. acus acus (Aguj) · T. acus melanotus (Agujon Needlefish) · T. acus pacificus (Pacific Agujon Needlefish) · T. acus rafale (Agujon Needlefish) · T. choram (Full Beak) · T. crocodilus (Fork Tail Alligator Gar) · T. crocodilus crocodilus (Crocodile Longtom) · T. crocodilus fodiator (Hound Needlefish) · T. fodiator (Mexican Needlefish) · T. gavialoides (Alligator Gar) · T. leiurus (Squaretail Alligator Gar) · T. pacificus (Baja California Keeltail Needlefish) · T. punctulatus (Spongyjawed Needlefish) · T. scapularis (Shoulderspot Needlefish) · T. sierrita (Spottail Needlefish) · T. strongylurus (Spottail Needlefish)

More Info

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Contributors

Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 02, 2008:

Identifiers

Footnotes

  1. Standard Deviation = 655.820 based on 1,882 observations. Terrestrial altitude and ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-04-14