Longfin Pike

Dinolestes lewini

Dinolestes lewini - Longfin Pike (Family Dinolestidae)
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Size: 90 cm

Distribution: All SA coastal and gulf waters

Habitat: Coastal waters, and open ocean near bottom

Depth: Subtidal to 10+ metres

This long, slender fish is similar in appearance to the snook, although it is somewhat more robust and less elongate. It has a pointed snout, large eye and a yellow tail. It is commonly encountered in moderate numbers under jetty pylons.