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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Exocoetidae Flyingfishes

Genus: Hirundichthys

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Hirundichthys affinis (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Hirundichthys affinis
[Fourwing flyingfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Hirundichthys albimaculatus (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hirundichthys albimaculatus
[Whitespot flyingfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Hirundichthys coromandelensis (Hornell, 1923)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hirundichthys coromandelensis
[Coromandel flyingfish]
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Hirundichthys ilma
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.2 cm SL

 
Hirundichthys indicus
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Hirundichthys marginatus (Nichols & Breder, 1928)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hirundichthys marginatus
[Banded flyingfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Hirundichthys oxycephalus (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Hirundichthys oxycephalus
[Bony flyingfish]



Subtropical waters of all
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hirundichthys rondeletii (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Hirundichthys rondeletii
[Black wing flyingfish]
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Max. Length 27 cm SL

 
Hirundichthys rufipinnis
[Redfin flyingfish]
No picture found


 
Hirundichthys socotranus
[]



Circumglobal
Max. Length 25.1 cm SL
Hirundichthys speculiger (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Villalba, D.O.
 
Hirundichthys speculiger
[Mirrorwing flyingfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Hirundichthys volador
[Atlantic blackwing flyingfish]



12 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hirundichthys affinis Fourwing flyingfish Eastern Atlantic 33 TL 1866
Hirundichthys albimaculatus Whitespot flyingfish Pacific Ocean 23 SL 1934
Hirundichthys coromandelensis Coromandel flyingfish Indian Ocean 19 SL 1923
Hirundichthys ilma Southwest Pacific 1899
Hirundichthys indicus Indian Ocean 19.2 SL 2013
Hirundichthys marginatus Banded flyingfish Eastern Pacific 21 SL 1928
Hirundichthys oxycephalus Bony flyingfish Indo-West Pacific 18 SL 1853
Hirundichthys rondeletii Black wing flyingfish Subtropical waters of all 30 TL 1847
Hirundichthys rufipinnis Redfin flyingfish Circumglobal 27 SL 1847
Hirundichthys socotranus Western Indian Ocean 1902
Hirundichthys speculiger Mirrorwing flyingfish Circumglobal 25.1 SL 1847
Hirundichthys volador Atlantic blackwing flyingfish Atlantic Ocean. NW Atlan 24 SL 1884



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