Slender cylindrical fishes with very long jaws armed with small needle-sharp teeth; dorsal and anal fins short-based, far back on body; pelvic fins abdominal; tail forked. Greenish above, white below, with a broad silvery stripe along the sides; pectoral fin yellow with dark spot near tip; tips of dorsal and anal fins and lower lobe of caudal fin yellow. To 73 cm.
Longtoms are voracious predators on small fishes. They are taken by recreational anglers.
Surface waters in bays and estuaries and along the coast, in depths of 1-10 m.
Indo-West Pacific and Australia. Rarely seen in Victoria.
Long, pointed snout with sharp teeth can cause injury.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed