Long-finned pike

The long-finned pike or yellowfin pike (Dinolestes lewini) is a species of perciform fish, the only species in the genus Dinolestes, as well as the family Dinolestidae.

Long-finned pike
Dinolestes lewini.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Superfamily: Percoidea
Family: Dinolestidae
T. D. Scott, 1962 [2]
Genus: Dinolestes
Klunzinger, 1872 [1]
D. lewini
Binomial name
Dinolestes lewini
  • Esox lewini E. Griffith & C. H. Smith, 1834
  • Neosphyraena multiradiata Castelnau, 1872
  • Lanioperca mordax Günther,1872
  • Dinolestes muelleri Klunzinger, 1872

It is an elongated fish with a pointed snout, and silver in color, similar in appearance to a barracuda, and grows up to 84 cm (33 in) in total length. It is endemic to the coastal waters of southern Australia, including New South Wales, at depths between 5 and 65 m (16 and 213 ft).[3]

See alsoEdit


  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Dinolestidae" in FishBase. January 2006 version.
  • "Dinolestes lewini". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 27 March 2006.
  • "Long-finned Pike". Australian Museum. Archived from the original on 17 November 2005. Retrieved 28 March 2006.
  1. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Dinolestes". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  2. ^ Richard van der Laan; William N. Eschmeyer & Ronald Fricke (2014). "Family-group names of Recent fishes". Zootaxa. 3882 (2): 001–230.
  3. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Dinolestes lewini" in FishBase. April 2013 version.