Penetrating injuries to humans from marine life are rare occurrences. Needlefish are known for their distinctive long, narrow jaws filled with sharp teeth. But then, needlefish injuries are also uncommon here.
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Several cases, both fatal and nonfatal, of needlefish attack … Yes, she said. This is so unusual I wondered if the attack came from a needlefish. They are capable of making short jumps out of the water at up to 37 mph. There are two well-known cases of a human being killed in needlefish incidents. In this account the identification, distribution, habitat, biology, economic value, and conservation status of each species were provided. I asked the reporter covering the story. Needlefish (family Belonidae) or Long Tom are piscivorous fishes primarily associated with very shallow marine habitats or the surface of the open sea. A ten-year-old boy in Hawaii died while on a night time fishing trip with his dad in 1977 when it pierced his eye. Some genera include species found in marine, brackish, and freshwater environments (e.g., Strongylura), while a few genera are confined to freshwater rivers and streams, including Belonion, Potamorrhaphis, and Xenentodon. Needlefish (family Belonidae) or long toms are piscivorous fishes primarily associated with very shallow marine habitats or the surface of the open sea. A ten-year-old boy in Hawaii died while on a night time fishing trip with his dad in 1977 when it pierced his eye. Last week, a barracuda slammed into the abdomen of night diver Tonga Loumoli on Oahu's Windward Coast, seriously injuring him.

In the present chapter, an account of the harmful fish species, needlefish and surgeonfish, is given. Some genera include species found in marine, brackish, and freshwater environments (e.g., Strongylura) while a few genera are confined to freshwater rivers and streams, including Belonion, Potamorrhaphis, and Xenentodon. In 1977, a ten-year-old boy died in Hawaii after a needlefish stabbed him in the eye during a fishing trip with his dad during the night.
Facial penetrating injuries caused by marine creatures are usually considered to be rare and exotic events. A 22-year-old Thai navy cadet, Kriangsak Pengpanich, was … There have been at least two people killed in needlefish incidents. "Is he sure it was a barracuda?"