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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Hemiramphidae Halfbeaks

Genus: Hyporhamphus

(See list of species below)



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40 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hyporhamphus acutus acutus (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus acutus acutus
[Pacific halfbeak]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Hyporhamphus acutus pacificus (Steindachner, 1900)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus acutus pacificus
[Acute halfbeak]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Hyporhamphus affinis (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus affinis
[Tropical halfbeak]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 39.8 cm SL
Hyporhamphus australis (Steindachner, 1866)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus australis
[Eastern sea garfish]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus balinensis
[Balinese garfish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus brederi
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Hyporhamphus capensis
[Cape halfbeak]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 16.8 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus collettei
[]

Photo by Seycek, O.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Hyporhamphus dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Seycek, O.
 
Hyporhamphus dussumieri
[Dussumier's halfbeak]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Hyporhamphus erythrorinchus
[]

Photo by Biryukov, V.K.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Hyporhamphus gamberur (Rüppell, 1837)

Photo by Biryukov, V.K.
 
Hyporhamphus gamberur
[Red Sea halfbeak]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16.1 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus gernaerti
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus gilli
[Choelo halfbeak]

Photo by SeaFIC

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Hyporhamphus ihi Phillipps, 1932

Photo by SeaFIC
 
Hyporhamphus ihi
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Hyporhamphus improvisus (Smith, 1933)

Photo by SFSA
 
Hyporhamphus improvisus
[Shortfin halfbeak]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15.1 cm SL
Hyporhamphus intermedius (Cantor, 1842)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus intermedius
[Asian pencil halfbeak]

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Hyporhamphus limbatus (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.
 
Hyporhamphus limbatus
[Congaturi halfbeak]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Hyporhamphus meeki Banford & Collette, 1993

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Hyporhamphus meeki
[American halfbeak]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 52 cm SL
Hyporhamphus melanochir (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Hyporhamphus melanochir
[Southern sea garfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus melanopterus
[]

Photo by Granados-Dieseldorff, P. & M. Christensen

Central America
Max. Length 16.1 cm SL
Hyporhamphus mexicanus Álvarez, 1959

Photo by Granados-Dieseldorff, P. & M. Christensen
 
Hyporhamphus mexicanus
[Mexican halfbeak]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 22.9 cm SL
Hyporhamphus naos Banford & Collette, 2001

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Hyporhamphus naos
[Pacific silverstripe halfbeak]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus neglectissimus
[Black-tipped garfish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus neglectus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 17.2 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus paucirastris
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Hyporhamphus picarti (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by FAO
 
Hyporhamphus picarti
[African halfbeak]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 31.2 cm SL
Hyporhamphus quoyi (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Hyporhamphus quoyi
[Quoy's garfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus regularis ardelio
[Eastern river garfish]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 37 cm TL

 
Hyporhamphus regularis regularis
[Western river garfish]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 18.6 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus roberti hildebrandi
[Central American halfbeak]

Photo by Krumme, U.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Hyporhamphus roberti roberti (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Hyporhamphus roberti roberti
[Slender halfbeak]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Hyporhamphus rosae
[California halfbeak]

Photo by Miyahara, H.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Hyporhamphus sajori (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Hyporhamphus sajori
[Japanese halfbeak]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Hyporhamphus sindensis (Regan, 1905)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus sindensis
[Sind halfbeak]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Hyporhamphus snyderi Meek & Hildebrand, 1923

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Hyporhamphus snyderi
[Skipper halfbeak]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus taiwanensis
[]

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 31.5 cm TL
Hyporhamphus unicuspis Collette & Parin, 1978

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Hyporhamphus unicuspis
[Simpletooth halfbeak]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hyporhamphus unifasciatus (Ranzani, 1841)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Hyporhamphus unifasciatus
[Common halfbeak]

Photo by A. Biju Kumar

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Hyporhamphus xanthopterus (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by A. Biju Kumar
 
Hyporhamphus xanthopterus
[Red-tipped halfbeak]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus yuri
[]
40 Species of Family Hemiramphidae with Genus Hyporhamphus
(Halfbeaks)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1872 Hyporhamphus acutus acutus Pacific halfbeak Pacific Ocean 30 TL
1900 Hyporhamphus acutus pacificus Acute halfbeak Eastern Central Pacific 15.4 SL
1866 Hyporhamphus affinis Tropical halfbeak Indo-Pacific 38 SL
1866 Hyporhamphus australis Eastern sea garfish Southwest Pacific 39.8 SL
1858 Hyporhamphus balinensis Balinese garfish Indo-Pacific 16.5 SL
1948 Hyporhamphus brederi South America 10 SL
1886 Hyporhamphus capensis Cape halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 16 TL
2010 Hyporhamphus collettei Western Atlantic 16.8 SL
1847 Hyporhamphus dussumieri Dussumier's halfbeak Indo-Pacific 38 SL
1821 Hyporhamphus erythrorinchus Western Indian Ocean
1837 Hyporhamphus gamberur Red Sea halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 37 TL
1847 Hyporhamphus gernaerti Northwest Pacific 16.1 SL
1923 Hyporhamphus gilli Choelo halfbeak Eastern Pacific 17 SL
1932 Hyporhamphus ihi Southwest Pacific 26 SL
1933 Hyporhamphus improvisus Shortfin halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 18 TL
1842 Hyporhamphus intermedius Asian pencil halfbeak Northwest Pacific 15.1 SL
1847 Hyporhamphus limbatus Congaturi halfbeak Indo-West Pacific 35 TL
1993 Hyporhamphus meeki American halfbeak Western Atlantic 18 SL
1847 Hyporhamphus melanochir Southern sea garfish Eastern Indian Ocean 52 SL
1978 Hyporhamphus melanopterus Western Pacific 17 SL
1959 Hyporhamphus mexicanus Mexican halfbeak Central America 16.1 SL
2001 Hyporhamphus naos Pacific silverstripe halfbeak Eastern Pacific 22.9 SL
1980 Hyporhamphus neglectissimus Black-tipped garfish Indo-West Pacific 14.4 SL
1866 Hyporhamphus neglectus Western Central Pacific 16.5 SL
1978 Hyporhamphus paucirastris Western Central Pacific 17.2 SL
1847 Hyporhamphus picarti African halfbeak Eastern Atlantic 20 TL
1847 Hyporhamphus quoyi Quoy's garfish Indo-West Pacific 31.2 SL
1931 Hyporhamphus regularis ardelio Eastern river garfish Western Pacific 28 SL
1866 Hyporhamphus regularis regularis Western river garfish Oceania 37 TL
1927 Hyporhamphus roberti hildebrandi Central American halfbeak Western Central Atlantic 18.6 SL
1847 Hyporhamphus roberti roberti Slender halfbeak Western Central Atlantic 32 TL
1880 Hyporhamphus rosae California halfbeak Eastern Pacific 15 TL
1846 Hyporhamphus sajori Japanese halfbeak Northwest Pacific 40 TL
1905 Hyporhamphus sindensis Sind halfbeak Western Indian Ocean. 25 TL
1923 Hyporhamphus snyderi Skipper halfbeak Eastern Pacific 15 SL
1986 Hyporhamphus taiwanensis Asia 15.1 SL
1978 Hyporhamphus unicuspis Simpletooth halfbeak Indian Ocean 31.5 TL
1841 Hyporhamphus unifasciatus Common halfbeak Western Atlantic 30 TL
1847 Hyporhamphus xanthopterus Red-tipped halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 15 TL
1978 Hyporhamphus yuri Northwest Pacific 25 SL



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