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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Hemiramphidae Halfbeaks

Genus: Hemiramphus

(See list of species below)



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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Hemiramphus archipelagicus Collette & Parin, 1978

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hemiramphus archipelagicus
[Jumping halfbeak]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Hemiramphus balao Lesueur, 1821

Photo by Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Hemiramphus balao
[Balao halfbeak]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Hemiramphus bermudensis Collette, 1962

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hemiramphus bermudensis
[Bermuda halfbeak]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Hemiramphus brasiliensis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Stewart, D.
 
Hemiramphus brasiliensis
[Ballyhoo halfbeak]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Hemiramphus convexus Weber & de Beaufort, 1922

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Hemiramphus convexus
[Halfbeak]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 34.6 cm SL
Hemiramphus depauperatus Lay & Bennett, 1839

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hemiramphus depauperatus
[Tropical half-beak fish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Hemiramphus far (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Seycek, O.
 
Hemiramphus far
[Black-barred halfbeak]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Hemiramphus lutkei Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hemiramphus lutkei
[Lutke's halfbeak]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Hemiramphus marginatus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hemiramphus marginatus
[Yellowtip halfbeak]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 31.5 cm SL
Hemiramphus robustus Günther, 1866

Photo by Photo by Good, P.
 
Hemiramphus robustus
[Three-by-two garfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Hemiramphus saltator Gilbert & Starks, 1904

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Hemiramphus saltator
[Longfin halfbeak]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hemiramphus archipelagicus Jumping halfbeak Indo-Pacific 34 TL 1978
Hemiramphus balao Balao halfbeak Western Atlantic 40 TL 1821
Hemiramphus bermudensis Bermuda halfbeak Western Central Atlantic 44 TL 1962
Hemiramphus brasiliensis Ballyhoo halfbeak Western Atlantic 55 TL 1758
Hemiramphus convexus Halfbeak Indo-West Pacific 23 TL 1922
Hemiramphus depauperatus Tropical half-beak fish Pacific Ocean 34.6 SL 1839
Hemiramphus far Black-barred halfbeak Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1775
Hemiramphus lutkei Lutke's halfbeak Pacific Ocean 40 SL 1847
Hemiramphus marginatus Yellowtip halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 26 SL 1775
Hemiramphus robustus Three-by-two garfish Western Pacific 31.5 SL 1866
Hemiramphus saltator Longfin halfbeak Eastern Pacific 48 TL 1904



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