Unknown Belonidae For Id

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New England aquarium, central tank. Only visible from the top of the tank as they're surface dwellers. Three species signed for this tank: Ablennes hians, Strongylura marina and Strongylura notata. Please which one is it?

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All 3 are kinds of Needlefish. The Ablennes gets the biggest. It can be up to 55 inches long and 10 pounds in weight. The other 2 are much smaller. The S. Notata has red coloration on the fins and a longer beak in relation to the body so I would rule that one out. The S. Marina has a very long beak. The length of the beak ,to me, makes it the most likely to be the Ablennes Hians.
 
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Thanks a lot for this very useful information! They're all very big, a bit longer than my arm. So I think that Ablennes hians is the best guess! Thanks!
 

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