Rhynchorhamphus georgii (Valenciennes, 1847)
Long billed half beak
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks)
Max. size:  31 cm (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range - 0 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: the most widespread of the four species of Rhynchorhamphus, found from Persian Gulf through Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal through the Western Central Pacific north to Taiwan and Hong Kong and east to New Guinea and northern Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-17; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 13-16; Vertebrae: 54-59. Very strongly pronounced domed upper jaw which is the longest and most arched of the four species of Rhynchorhamphus.
Biology:  Found in inshore waters (Ref. 75154). Enters freshwaters (Ref 13446).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 21.10.91
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 04.04.17

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