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

New York State Distribution [-]
This is a marine fish that is found in the Hudson River during the summer months. It can tolerate freshwater and has been documented in the Hudson River estuary as far north as Germantown and at least one specimen is known from the New York portion of the Delaware River (Robert Daniels, pers. comm. 2007).

Global Distribution [-]
The Atlantic needlefish ranges along the Atlantic coast from Maine to the northern Gulf of Mexico and south to Brazil (Lee et al. 1980).
Best Places to See
• (Putnam County)
• Lower Hudson River - Generally, fish are difficult to see, although Atlantic needfish can sometimes be seen swimming along the (Westchester County)