Hirundichthys albimaculatus (Fowler, 1934)
Whitespot flyingfish
Hirundichthys albimaculatus
photo by FAO

Family:  Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes)
Max. size:  23 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 0 - 20 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: widely distributed in the central Pacific, but lacking in the inland seas of southeastern Asia, in the Solomon Sea, and in the Coral Sea.
Biology:  Epipelagic in oceanic waters. May leap out of the water and glide for considerable distances above the surface.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 29.06.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Parin, Nikolay V. - 13.10.95

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