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Piper - garfish

Piper - garfish
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Also known as:

Halfbeaks

garfish

River garfish

Needle gar

Splinter gar

Beakie

Gardie

Common Group Name:

Garfishes, Halfbeaks

Family Name:

Hemirhamphidae

Genus Name:

Hemiramphus

Species Name:

Hemiramphus spp., Arrhamphus spp.


Dispatch Method:

The various species of piper, garfish and halfbeaks have similar brain locations. They can be killed quickly and humanely in an ice slurry as well as by iki jime or a knock to the head.


Fish Description:

  • Long, thin silvery fishes with a prominent elongated lower jaw (or beak).
  • Garfish are well adapted to swim and feed at or near the water surface.

Fish Distribution:

  • Various species of garfish occur throughout the worlds oceans in warmer tropical and subtropical waters. They occur in marine, estuarine and sometimes even freshwater environments.

Fish Size Common Length:

15-25 cm, maximum size around 40 cm.