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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Exocoetidae Flyingfishes

Genus: Cypselurus

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Cypselurus angusticeps Nichols & Breder, 1935

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Cypselurus angusticeps
[Narrowhead flyingfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cypselurus callopterus (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cypselurus callopterus
[Ornamented flyingfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cypselurus comatus (Mitchill, 1815)

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Cypselurus comatus
[Clearwing flyingfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Cypselurus hexazona (Bleeker, 1853)

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Cypselurus hexazona
[Darkbar flyingfish]



Northwest Pacific

Cypselurus hiraii Abe, 1953

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Cypselurus hiraii
[]
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Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Cypselurus longibarbus
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Cypselurus naresii (Günther, 1889)

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Cypselurus naresii
[Pharao flyingfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27.7 cm TL
Cypselurus oligolepis (Bleeker, 1865)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cypselurus oligolepis
[Largescale flyingfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Cypselurus opisthopus (Bleeker, 1865)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cypselurus opisthopus
[Black-finned flyingfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Cypselurus poecilopterus (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Cypselurus poecilopterus
[Yellowing flyingfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Cypselurus simus (Valenciennes, 1847)

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Cypselurus simus
[Short-nosed flyingfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Cypselurus starksi Abe, 1953

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Cypselurus starksi
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12 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cypselurus angusticeps Narrowhead flyingfish Indo-Pacific 24 SL 1935
Cypselurus callopterus Ornamented flyingfish Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1866
Cypselurus comatus Clearwing flyingfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1815
Cypselurus hexazona Darkbar flyingfish Indo-West Pacific 18 SL 1853
Cypselurus hiraii Northwest Pacific 1953
Cypselurus longibarbus Western Pacific. 30 TL 1961
Cypselurus naresii Pharao flyingfish Indo-West Pacific 21 SL 1889
Cypselurus oligolepis Largescale flyingfish Indo-West Pacific 27.7 TL 1865
Cypselurus opisthopus Black-finned flyingfish Western Pacific 18 SL 1865
Cypselurus poecilopterus Yellowing flyingfish Indo-West Pacific 27 TL 1847
Cypselurus simus Short-nosed flyingfish Eastern Central Pacific 26 SL 1847
Cypselurus starksi Northwest Pacific 27 TL 1953



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