Cypselurus naresii (Günther, 1889)
Pharao flyingfish
Cypselurus naresii
photo by FAO

Family:  Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes)
Max. size:  21 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 0 - 20 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Aden and East Africa (including the Mascarene Islands, Ref. 33390) to southern Japan, Fiji, and New South Wales, Australia.
Biology:  Found in surface waters of both neritic and oceanic areas (Ref. 30573). Capable of leaping out of the water and gliding for long distances above the surface (Ref. 30573).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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