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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Exocoetidae Flyingfishes

Genus: Exocoetus

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Exocoetus gibbosus
[Oceanic flyingfish]



Indo-Pacific and Eastern
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Exocoetus monocirrhus Richardson, 1846

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Exocoetus monocirrhus
[Barbel flyingfish]



South Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Exocoetus obtusirostris Günther, 1866

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Exocoetus obtusirostris
[Oceanic two-wing flyingfish]
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Exocoetus peruvianus
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Widespread in tropical an
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Exocoetus volitans Linnaeus, 1758

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Exocoetus volitans
[Tropical two-wing flyingfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Exocoetus gibbosus Oceanic flyingfish Eastern Central Pacific 2000
Exocoetus monocirrhus Barbel flyingfish Indo-Pacific and Eastern 20 SL 1846
Exocoetus obtusirostris Oceanic two-wing flyingfish South Pacific 24 TL 1866
Exocoetus peruvianus Southeast Pacific 2000
Exocoetus volitans Tropical two-wing flyingfish Widespread in tropical an 30 TL 1758



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