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 for needlefish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Garfish \Gar"fish`\, n. [See Gar, n.] (Zool.)
     (a) A European marine fish ({Belone vulgaris); -- called
         also gar, gerrick, greenback, greenbone,
         gorebill, hornfish, longnose, mackerel guide,
         sea needle, and sea pike.
     (b) One of several species of similar fishes of the genus
         Tylosurus,+of+which+one+species+({T.+marinus">Tylosurus, of which one species ({T. marinus) is
         common on the Atlantic coast. T. Caribb[ae]us, a very
         large species, and T. crassus, are more southern; --
         called also needlefish. Many of the common names of the
         European garfish are also applied to the American
         species.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Needlefish \Nee"dle*fish`\, n. (Zool.)
        (a) The European great pipefish ({Siphostoma acus or
            Syngnathus acus); -- called also earl, and
            tanglefish.
        (b) The garfish.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  needlefish
      n 1: elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with
           long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters [syn:
           needlefish, gar, billfish]
      2: fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony
         plates [syn: pipefish, needlefish]

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