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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Exocoetidae Flyingfishes

Genus: Cheilopogon

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Cheilopogon abei Parin, 1996

Photo by Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Cheilopogon abei
[Abe's flyingfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Cheilopogon agoo (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Cheilopogon agoo
[Japanese flyingfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Cheilopogon altipennis (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.
 
Cheilopogon altipennis
[Smallhead flyingfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Cheilopogon arcticeps (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Cheilopogon arcticeps
[White-finned flyingfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm SL
Cheilopogon atrisignis (Jenkins, 1903)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon atrisignis
[Glider flyingfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Cheilopogon cyanopterus (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Cheilopogon cyanopterus
[Margined flyingfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Cheilopogon doederleinii (Steindachner, 1887)

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Cheilopogon doederleinii
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Cheilopogon dorsomacula (Fowler, 1944)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon dorsomacula
[Backspot flyingfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cheilopogon exsiliens (Linnaeus, 1771)

Photo by Photo by Porcelli, D.
 
Cheilopogon exsiliens
[Bandwing flyingfish]



Widespread in tropical zo
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Cheilopogon furcatus (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Cheilopogon furcatus
[Spotfin flyingfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Cheilopogon heterurus (Rafinesque, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Consoli, P.
 
Cheilopogon heterurus
[Mediterranean flyingfish]



Worldwide in the tropics,
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Cheilopogon hubbsi (Parin, 1961)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon hubbsi
[Blotchwing flyingfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Cheilopogon intermedius Parin, 1961

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon intermedius
[Intermediate flyingfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Cheilopogon katoptron (Bleeker, 1865)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon katoptron
[Indonesian flyingfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Cheilopogon melanurus (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Cheilopogon melanurus
[Atlantic flyingfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 28.5 cm SL
Cheilopogon milleri (Gibbs & Staiger, 1970)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon milleri
[Guinean flyingfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Cheilopogon nigricans (Bennett, 1840)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon nigricans
[Blacksail flyingfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 23.4 cm SL

 
Cheilopogon olgae
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Cheilopogon papilio (Clark, 1936)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon papilio
[Butterfly flyingfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus californicus (Cooper, 1863)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus californicus
[California flyingfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus japonicus (Franz, 1910)

Photo by Photo by American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
 
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus japonicus
[]
No picture found


 
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus pinnatibarbatus (Bennett, 1831)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus pinnatibarbatus
[Bennett's flyingfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Cheilopogon pitcairnensis (Nichols & Breder, 1935)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon pitcairnensis
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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Cheilopogon rapanouiensis Parin, 1961

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon rapanouiensis
[Easter island flyingfish]



Indo-Pacific to Eastern P
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Cheilopogon spilonotopterus (Bleeker, 1865)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilopogon spilonotopterus
[Stained flyingfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Cheilopogon spilopterus (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon spilopterus
[Manyspotted flyingfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Cheilopogon suttoni (Whitley & Colefax, 1938)

Photo by Photo by University of Western Australia (UWA)
 
Cheilopogon suttoni
[Sutton's flyingfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Cheilopogon unicolor (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Cheilopogon unicolor
[Limpid-wing flyingfish]
No picture found


 
Cheilopogon ventralis
[]



Eastern Pacific

Cheilopogon xenopterus (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon xenopterus
[Whitetip flyingfish]



31 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cheilopogon abei Abe's flyingfish Indo-West Pacific 22 SL 1996
Cheilopogon agoo Japanese flyingfish Northwest Pacific 35 SL 1846
Cheilopogon altipennis Smallhead flyingfish Western Indian Ocean 38 SL 1847
Cheilopogon arcticeps White-finned flyingfish Western Pacific 21 SL 1866
Cheilopogon atrisignis Glider flyingfish Indo-Pacific 33 SL 1903
Cheilopogon cyanopterus Margined flyingfish Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1847
Cheilopogon doederleinii Western Pacific 35 TL 1887
Cheilopogon dorsomacula Backspot flyingfish Pacific Ocean 23 SL 1944
Cheilopogon exsiliens Bandwing flyingfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1771
Cheilopogon furcatus Spotfin flyingfish Widespread in tropical zo 35 TL 1815
Cheilopogon heterurus Mediterranean flyingfish Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1810
Cheilopogon hubbsi Blotchwing flyingfish Worldwide in the tropics, 41 TL 1961
Cheilopogon intermedius Intermediate flyingfish Indo-West Pacific 22 SL 1961
Cheilopogon katoptron Indonesian flyingfish Western Pacific 18 SL 1865
Cheilopogon melanurus Atlantic flyingfish Western Atlantic 32 TL 1847
Cheilopogon milleri Guinean flyingfish Eastern Atlantic 28.5 SL 1970
Cheilopogon nigricans Blacksail flyingfish Indo-West Pacific 28 SL 1840
Cheilopogon olgae Eastern Indian Ocean 23.4 SL 2009
Cheilopogon papilio Butterfly flyingfish Eastern Central Pacific 21 SL 1936
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus californicus California flyingfish Eastern Pacific 38 SL 1863
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus japonicus Northwest Pacific 50 TL 1910
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus Southwest Pacific 1885
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus pinnatibarbatus Bennett's flyingfish Eastern Atlantic 40 SL 1831
Cheilopogon pitcairnensis Eastern Central Pacific 24 SL 1935
Cheilopogon rapanouiensis Easter island flyingfish Pacific Ocean 30 SL 1961
Cheilopogon spilonotopterus Stained flyingfish Indo-Pacific to Eastern P 38 SL 1865
Cheilopogon spilopterus Manyspotted flyingfish Eastern Indian Ocean and 25 SL 1847
Cheilopogon suttoni Sutton's flyingfish Indo-Pacific 30 SL 1938
Cheilopogon unicolor Limpid-wing flyingfish Pacific Ocean 38 TL 1847
Cheilopogon ventralis Eastern Pacific 1935
Cheilopogon xenopterus Whitetip flyingfish Eastern Pacific 1890



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