Family Dinolestidae - Long-finned pike
No. in FishBase
Genera : 1 | Species : 1 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  First Fossil Record
Distribution: southern Australia. Body elongate. Lower jaw jutted. Teeth present on vomer and palatine. Some caninelike teeth in mouth. Scales covering head (including maxilla, snout, and occiput). Axillary scale at base of pelvics. Dorsal fins far apart. Anterior dorsal fin with 4 or 5 spines; the second dorsal fin with 1 short spine and about 18 or 19 soft rays. One short spine on anal fin; soft rays about 26. Scales cycloid; about 64-67 along lateral line. Lateral line extending onto caudal fin. Vertebrae 27 (10 + 17). To about 50 cm maximum length.
Greek, dinos = to twist + Greek, lestes = theft ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref.
  Deep Fin Classification
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Eupercaria | | | incertae | | | Dinolestidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Dinolestidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Dinolestes lewini (Griffith & Smith, 1834)
Esox lewini Griffith & Smith, 1834
Lanioperca mordax G√ľnther, 1872
Dinolestes muelleri Klunzinger, 1872
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