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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Hemiramphidae Halfbeaks

Genus: Rhynchorhamphus

(See list of species below)



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4 species (see list below)

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Rhynchorhamphus arabicus Parin & Shcherbachev, 1972

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Rhynchorhamphus arabicus
[Arabian flyingfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Rhynchorhamphus georgii (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Rhynchorhamphus georgii
[Long billed half beak]

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Rhynchorhamphus malabaricus Collette, 1976

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Rhynchorhamphus malabaricus
[Malabar halfbeak]

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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 17.7 cm SL
Rhynchorhamphus naga Collette, 1976

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Rhynchorhamphus naga
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4 Species of Family Hemiramphidae with Genus Rhynchorhamphus
(Halfbeaks)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1972 Rhynchorhamphus arabicus Arabian flyingfish Western Indian Ocean 20 TL
1847 Rhynchorhamphus georgii Long billed half beak Indo-West Pacific 31 TL
1976 Rhynchorhamphus malabaricus Malabar halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 35 TL
1976 Rhynchorhamphus naga Western Central Pacific 17.7 SL



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