Oxyporhamphus micropterus

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

Similar Species: None.

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