Oxyporhamphus micropterus

Oxyporhamphus micropterus
Smallwing Flyingfish – Oxyporhamphus micropterus
Source: FAO 2002
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
HemiramphidaeOxyporhamphus micropterus(Valenciennes)1847Smallwing Flyingfish

Note: Considered by some authors to be in the family Exocoetidae (FAO 2002).

Oxyporhamphus micropterus

Unique Characters: Pectoral fin does not reach pelvic-fin origin. Pelvic fins small, triangular. Lower jaw not noticeably elongate. Greenish blue dorsally. Silvery sides and abdomen.

Similar Species: None.