New York Natural Heritage Program
Atlantic Needlefish
Strongylura marina (Walbaum, 1792)
Ray-finned Fishes

Threats [-]
Loss of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) may be a threat. The loss of SAV in one Hudson River location that once supported great numbers of needlefish during the 1980s resulted in a subsequent scarcity of needlefish at this location (Lake 2007), but may not have affected the overall population.

Research Needs [-]
Determine the population status of this species in New York waters.