Cypselurus poecilopterus (Valenciennes, 1847)
Yellowing flyingfish
Bolador,  Yellowing flyingfish,  Bakikihon,  Bangsi,  Barongoy,  Barungoy,  Bingki,  Bingkih-bato,  Borador,  Bulador,  Iliw,  Lawin,  San Vicente,  Tigi
Cypselurus poecilopterus
photo by Shao, K.T.

Family:  Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes)
Max. size:  27 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 20 m, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: East Africa (including the Mascarenes, Ref. 33390) to Hokkaido, Japan and Queensland, Australia. Reported from Samoa (Ref. 592).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits neritic surface waters, rare in the open ocean (Ref. 30573). Capable of leaping out of the water and gliding for long distances above the surface (Ref. 3395).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.02.92
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 08.06.17
Checked by: Parin, Nikolay V. - 12.10.95

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