Longfin Pike

Dinolestes lewini (Griffith, 1834)

A slender predatory fish that looks like the Snook (Sphyraena novaehollandiae) just a lot shorter.

Featuring a narrow pointed head, with large eyes and a large mouth with a slightly protruding lower jaw and a single row of small teeth in both jaws. The first dorsal fin is small and widely separated from the larger second dorsal fin the anal fin long-based extending towards the tail. The lateral line is almost straight, continuing far onto the tail. Body greyish to yellowish-brown above, silvery below and the tail is yellow

How to identify Dinolestes lewini?

What habitats does Dinolestes lewini live in?

Can be found in bays or estuaries near seagrass beds or around rocky reef structures to a depth of around 65m

What is the distribution of Dinolestes lewini?

Southern Australia from WA to NSW including around Tasmania

How big does Dinolestes lewini grow?

Can grow to a length of around 60cm

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