Cheilopogon rapanouiensis Parin, 1961
Easter island flyingfish
Cheilopogon rapanouiensis
photo by FAO

Family:  Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes)
Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 0 - 20 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: New Caledonia to Easter Island. One stray collected in eastern Pacific north of the Equator.
Biology:  Occurs in neritic surface waters. Feeds on zooplankton and small fish.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 12.10.95
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 10.09.08
Checked by: Parin, Nikolay V. - 12.10.95

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