Euleptorhamphus velox Poey, 1868
Flying halfbeak
photo by FAO

Family:  Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks)
Max. size:  61 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; depth range - 0 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde, Sierra Leone, Gulf of Guinea and Nigeria. Western Atlantic: Rhode Island, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to the Antilles (Ref. 26340) and Brazil (Ref. 7251); including the Caribbean Sea (Ref. 4497). Record from Namibia may belong to Indo-Pacific species Euleptorhamphus viridis.
Biology:  Occurs in coastal and oceanic waters (Ref. 2683).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 August 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 04.04.17
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.03.98

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