An aggressive predator of the rivers, the needlemouth is a gar-like holost found throughout the streams and tributaries of the island. Needlemouths are swift and maneuverable, able to negotiate the leaf-chocked jungle streams in pursuit of their favored prey: smaller to medium-sized bony fish like stink-fish (though they also jump to catch swamp-wings). These impressive hunters are the sharks of the waterways. While many of the reptilian river carnivores are ambush predators, needlemouths chase down their fast-moving prey, matchi
ng their speed and turns in flat-out races.
These incredibly impressive hunters were the sharks of the waterways. While many of the reptilian river carnivores were ambush hunters, groups of 3-9 Needlemouths chased down their fast-moving prey, matching their speed and turns in flat-out races, reaching a top speed of 31-56mph and able to sustain such speeds for relatively long periods of time.
They themselves can become prey to killer-eels.