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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Exocoetidae Flyingfishes

Genus: Cheilopogon

(See list of species below)



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31 species (see list below)

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Photo by Reyes, R.B.

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

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

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

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

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

Photo by Welter-Schultes, F.

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

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

Photo by Shao, K.T.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon atrisignis
[Glider flyingfish]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

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

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

Photo by Suzuki, T.

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

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Cheilopogon doederleinii
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon dorsomacula
[Backspot flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon exsiliens
[Bandwing flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon furcatus
[Spotfin flyingfish]

Photo by Consoli, P.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon hubbsi
[Blotchwing flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon intermedius
[Intermediate flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon katoptron
[Indonesian flyingfish]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon milleri
[Guinean flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon nigricans
[Blacksail flyingfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23.4 cm SL

 
Cheilopogon olgae
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon papilio
[Butterfly flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus californicus
[California flyingfish]

Photo by American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

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

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

 
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus
[]

Photo by FAO

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon pitcairnensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Cheilopogon rapanouiensis Parin, 1961

Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon rapanouiensis
[Easter island flyingfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Cheilopogon spilopterus
[Manyspotted flyingfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cheilopogon suttoni
[Sutton's flyingfish]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

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

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

 
Cheilopogon ventralis
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific

Cheilopogon xenopterus (Gilbert, 1890)

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



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