Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Garfish

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GARFISH, SEAPIKE, or GARPIKE (Belone vulgaris), a fish, known also as the sea needle, making its appearance a short time before the mackerel in their annual visit for spawning. It is long and slender, sometimes 2 or 3 feet in length. The name garfish, or garpike, is also given to other species of Belone, and to a ganoid fish of the genus Lepidosteus, found in the fresh waters of America.