Cheilopogon spilopterus (Valenciennes, 1847)
Manyspotted flyingfish
Cheilopogon spilopterus
photo by FAO

Family:  Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes)
Max. size:  25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 20 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific: Andaman Sea to Samoa. Reported from the Ryukyu Islands (Ref. 559).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in neritic surface waters. Feeds on zooplankton and small fish (Ref. 9839).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 12.10.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Parin, Nikolay V. - 12.10.95

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