Cheilopogon xenopterus (Gilbert, 1890)
Whitetip flyingfish
photo by FAO

Family:  Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes)
Max. size: 
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range - 0 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Ecuador, including Galapagos, Islands.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Epipelagic in oceanic waters. May leap out of the water and glide for considerable distances above the surface.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2008 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 28.06.95
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 04.04.17
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 30.03.99

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