Hirundichthys oxycephalus (Bleeker, 1853)
Bony flyingfish
photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Family:  Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes)
Max. size:  18 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 20 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Arabian Sea to southern Japan, New Guinea and New South Wales, Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits surface neritic waters. Capable of leaping out of the water and gliding for long distances above the surface.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 17.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Parin, Nikolay V. - 13.10.95

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