Cheilopogon spilonotopterus (Bleeker, 1865)
Stained flyingfish
Cheilopogon spilonotopterus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes)
Max. size:  38 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - 20 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific to Eastern Pacific: Widely distributed in tropical waters, including the Ryukyu Islands (Ref. 559), Taiwan (Ref. 5193) and eastern Pacific (Ref. 9300).
Biology:  Epipelagic in coastal and oceanic waters. May leap out of the water and glide for considerable distances above the surface. Feeds on zooplankton and small fish (Ref. 9839).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 28.06.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Parin, Nikolay V. - 12.10.95

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