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Family: Hemiramphidae Halfbeaks



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Max. Length 28 cm

 
Arrhamphus krefftii
[Snubhose garfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean to W
Max. Length 36 cm SL
Arrhamphus sclerolepis Günther, 1866

Photo by Photo by Dumma, S.
 
Arrhamphus sclerolepis
[Northern snubnose garfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Chriodorus atherinoides Goode & Bean, 1882

Photo by Photo by Albernas, J.I.H.
 
Chriodorus atherinoides
[Hardhead halfbeak]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Euleptorhamphus velox Poey, 1868

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Euleptorhamphus velox
[Flying halfbeak]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 53 cm TL
Euleptorhamphus viridis (van Hasselt, 1823)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Euleptorhamphus viridis
[Ribbon halfbeak]



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]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hyporhamphus acutus (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus acutus
[Pacific halfbeak]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Hyporhamphus affinis (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus affinis
[Tropical halfbeak]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 39.8 cm SL
Hyporhamphus australis (Steindachner, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus australis
[Eastern sea garfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Hyporhamphus balinensis (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hyporhamphus balinensis
[Balinese garfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus brederi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Hyporhamphus capensis
[Cape halfbeak]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.8 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus collettei
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Hyporhamphus dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Seycek, O.
 
Hyporhamphus dussumieri
[Dussumier's halfbeak]
No picture found


 
Hyporhamphus erythrorinchus
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Hyporhamphus gamberur (Rüppell, 1837)

Photo by Photo by Biryukov, V.K.
 
Hyporhamphus gamberur
[Red Sea halfbeak]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.1 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus gernaerti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus gilli
[Choelo halfbeak]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Hyporhamphus ihi Phillipps, 1932

Photo by Photo by SeaFIC
 
Hyporhamphus ihi
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Hyporhamphus improvisus (Smith, 1933)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Hyporhamphus improvisus
[Shortfin halfbeak]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20.3 cm TL
Hyporhamphus intermedius (Cantor, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus intermedius
[Asian pencil halfbeak]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Hyporhamphus limbatus (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.
 
Hyporhamphus limbatus
[Congaturi halfbeak]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20.9 cm SL
Hyporhamphus meeki Banford & Collette, 1993

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Hyporhamphus meeki
[American halfbeak]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 52 cm SL
Hyporhamphus melanochir (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Hyporhamphus melanochir
[Southern garfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Hyporhamphus melanopterus Collette & Parin, 1978

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hyporhamphus melanopterus
[]



Central America
Max. Length 17.3 cm SL
Hyporhamphus mexicanus Álvarez, 1959

Photo by Photo by Granados-Dieseldorff, P. & M. Christensen
 
Hyporhamphus mexicanus
[Mexican halfbeak]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 22.9 cm SL
Hyporhamphus naos Banford & Collette, 2001

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Hyporhamphus naos
[Pacific silverstripe halfbeak]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL
Hyporhamphus neglectissimus Parin, Collette & Shcherbachev, 1980

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hyporhamphus neglectissimus
[Black-tipped garfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Hyporhamphus neglectus (Bleeker, 1866)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hyporhamphus neglectus
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Hyporhamphus pacificus (Steindachner, 1900)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus pacificus
[Acute halfbeak]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.2 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus paucirastris
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Hyporhamphus picarti (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hyporhamphus picarti
[African halfbeak]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 31.2 cm SL
Hyporhamphus quoyi (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Hyporhamphus quoyi
[Quoy's garfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 37 cm TL

 
Hyporhamphus regularis
[River garfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.6 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus roberti hildebrandi
[Central American halfbeak]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Hyporhamphus roberti roberti (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Hyporhamphus roberti roberti
[Slender halfbeak]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Hyporhamphus rosae
[California halfbeak]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Hyporhamphus sajori (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Hyporhamphus sajori
[Japanese halfbeak]



Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Hyporhamphus sindensis (Regan, 1905)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus sindensis
[Sind halfbeak]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Hyporhamphus snyderi Meek & Hildebrand, 1923

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Hyporhamphus snyderi
[Skipper halfbeak]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus taiwanensis
[]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 31.5 cm TL
Hyporhamphus unicuspis Collette & Parin, 1978

Photo by Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Hyporhamphus unicuspis
[Simpletooth halfbeak]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hyporhamphus unifasciatus (Ranzani, 1841)

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Hyporhamphus unifasciatus
[Common halfbeak]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Hyporhamphus xanthopterus (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by A. Biju Kumar
 
Hyporhamphus xanthopterus
[Red-tipped halfbeak]
No picture found

Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus yuri
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 22.7 cm SL
Melapedalion breve (Seale, 1910)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Melapedalion breve
[Philippine snubnose halfbeak]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Oxyporhamphus micropterus (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Oxyporhamphus micropterus
[Bigwing halfbeak]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Oxyporhamphus similis Bruun, 1935

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Oxyporhamphus similis
[False halfbeak]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Rhynchorhamphus arabicus Parin & Shcherbachev, 1972

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Rhynchorhamphus arabicus
[Arabian flyingfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm
Rhynchorhamphus georgii (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Rhynchorhamphus georgii
[Long billed half beak]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Rhynchorhamphus malabaricus Collette, 1976

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Rhynchorhamphus malabaricus
[Malabar halfbeak]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 17.7 cm SL
Rhynchorhamphus naga Collette, 1976

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Rhynchorhamphus naga
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Arrhamphus krefftii Snubhose garfish Southwest Pacific 28 1867
Arrhamphus sclerolepis Northern snubnose garfish Eastern Indian Ocean to W 36 SL 1866
Chriodorus atherinoides Hardhead halfbeak Western Atlantic 26 TL 1882
Euleptorhamphus velox Flying halfbeak Eastern Atlantic 61 TL 1868
Euleptorhamphus viridis Ribbon halfbeak Indo-Pacific 53 TL 1823
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
Hyporhamphus acutus Pacific halfbeak Pacific Ocean 30 TL 1872
Hyporhamphus affinis Tropical halfbeak Indo-Pacific 38 SL 1866
Hyporhamphus australis Eastern sea garfish Southwest Pacific 39.8 SL 1866
Hyporhamphus balinensis Balinese garfish Indo-Pacific 16.5 SL 1858
Hyporhamphus brederi South America 10 SL 1948
Hyporhamphus capensis Cape halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 16 TL 1886
Hyporhamphus collettei Western Atlantic 16.8 SL 2010
Hyporhamphus dussumieri Dussumier's halfbeak Indo-Pacific 38 SL 1847
Hyporhamphus erythrorinchus Western Indian Ocean 1821
Hyporhamphus gamberur Red Sea halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 37 TL 1837
Hyporhamphus gernaerti Northwest Pacific 16.1 SL 1847
Hyporhamphus gilli Choelo halfbeak Eastern Pacific 17 SL 1923
Hyporhamphus ihi Southwest Pacific 26 SL 1932
Hyporhamphus improvisus Shortfin halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 18 TL 1933
Hyporhamphus intermedius Asian pencil halfbeak Northwest Pacific 20.3 TL 1842
Hyporhamphus limbatus Congaturi halfbeak Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1847
Hyporhamphus meeki American halfbeak Western Atlantic 20.9 SL 1993
Hyporhamphus melanochir Southern garfish Eastern Indian Ocean 52 SL 1847
Hyporhamphus melanopterus Western Pacific 17 SL 1978
Hyporhamphus mexicanus Mexican halfbeak Central America 17.3 SL 1959
Hyporhamphus naos Pacific silverstripe halfbeak Eastern Pacific 22.9 SL 2001
Hyporhamphus neglectissimus Black-tipped garfish Indo-West Pacific 14.4 SL 1980
Hyporhamphus neglectus Western Central Pacific 16.5 SL 1866
Hyporhamphus pacificus Acute halfbeak Eastern Central Pacific 15.4 SL 1900
Hyporhamphus paucirastris Western Central Pacific 17.2 SL 1978
Hyporhamphus picarti African halfbeak Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1847
Hyporhamphus quoyi Quoy's garfish Indo-West Pacific 31.2 SL 1847
Hyporhamphus regularis River garfish Oceania 37 TL 1866
Hyporhamphus roberti hildebrandi Central American halfbeak Western Central Atlantic 18.6 SL 1927
Hyporhamphus roberti roberti Slender halfbeak Western Central Atlantic 32 TL 1847
Hyporhamphus rosae California halfbeak Eastern Pacific 15 TL 1880
Hyporhamphus sajori Japanese halfbeak Northwest Pacific 40 TL 1846
Hyporhamphus sindensis Sind halfbeak Western Indian Ocean. 25 TL 1905
Hyporhamphus snyderi Skipper halfbeak Eastern Pacific 15 SL 1923
Hyporhamphus taiwanensis Asia 15.1 SL 1986
Hyporhamphus unicuspis Simpletooth halfbeak Indian Ocean 31.5 TL 1978
Hyporhamphus unifasciatus Common halfbeak Western Atlantic 30 TL 1841
Hyporhamphus xanthopterus Red-tipped halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1847
Hyporhamphus yuri Northwest Pacific 25 SL 1978
Melapedalion breve Philippine snubnose halfbeak Western Central Pacific 22.7 SL 1910
Oxyporhamphus micropterus Bigwing halfbeak Indo-Pacific 18.5 SL 1847
Oxyporhamphus similis False halfbeak Eastern Atlantic 18 SL 1935
Rhynchorhamphus arabicus Arabian flyingfish Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1972
Rhynchorhamphus georgii Long billed half beak Indo-West Pacific 31 1847
Rhynchorhamphus malabaricus Malabar halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 35 TL 1976
Rhynchorhamphus naga Western Central Pacific 17.7 SL 1976



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