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Family: Exocoetidae Flyingfishes



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68 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 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 Welter-Schultes, F.

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

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

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Cypselurus angusticeps Nichols & Breder, 1935

Photo by FAO
 
Cypselurus angusticeps
[Narrowhead flyingfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cypselurus callopterus (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cypselurus callopterus
[Ornamented flyingfish]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cypselurus comatus (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Cypselurus comatus
[Clearwing flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Cypselurus hexazona (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by FAO
 
Cypselurus hexazona
[Darkbar flyingfish]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific

Cypselurus hiraii Abe, 1953

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Cypselurus hiraii
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific.
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Cypselurus longibarbus
[]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Cypselurus naresii (Günther, 1889)

Photo by FAO
 
Cypselurus naresii
[Pharao flyingfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27.7 cm TL
Cypselurus oligolepis (Bleeker, 1865)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cypselurus oligolepis
[Largescale flyingfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Cypselurus opisthopus (Bleeker, 1865)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cypselurus opisthopus
[Black-finned flyingfish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Cypselurus poecilopterus (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Cypselurus poecilopterus
[Yellowing flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Cypselurus simus (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by FAO
 
Cypselurus simus
[Short-nosed flyingfish]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Cypselurus starksi Abe, 1953

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Cypselurus starksi
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Exocoetus gibbosus
[Oceanic flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific and Eastern
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Exocoetus monocirrhus Richardson, 1846

Photo by FAO
 
Exocoetus monocirrhus
[Barbel flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

South Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Exocoetus obtusirostris Günther, 1866

Photo by FAO
 
Exocoetus obtusirostris
[Oceanic two-wing flyingfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Exocoetus peruvianus
[]

Photo by Jessen, C.Q.

Widespread in tropical an
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Exocoetus volitans Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Jessen, C.Q.
 
Exocoetus volitans
[Tropical two-wing flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

Northeast Pacific and Eas
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Fodiator acutus (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by FAO
 
Fodiator acutus
[Sharpchin flyingfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Fodiator rostratus (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Fodiator rostratus
[]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hirundichthys affinis (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Hirundichthys affinis
[Fourwing flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Hirundichthys albimaculatus (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by FAO
 
Hirundichthys albimaculatus
[Whitespot flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Hirundichthys coromandelensis (Hornell, 1923)

Photo by FAO
 
Hirundichthys coromandelensis
[Coromandel flyingfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Hirundichthys ilma
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Hirundichthys marginatus (Nichols & Breder, 1928)

Photo by FAO
 
Hirundichthys marginatus
[Banded flyingfish]

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Hirundichthys oxycephalus (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Hirundichthys oxycephalus
[Bony flyingfish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Subtropical waters of all
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hirundichthys rondeletii (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Hirundichthys rondeletii
[Black wing flyingfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Hirundichthys socotranus
[]

Photo by Villalba, D.O.

Worldwide in tropical wat
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hirundichthys speculiger (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Villalba, D.O.
 
Hirundichthys speculiger
[Mirrorwing flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Parexocoetus brachypterus (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by FAO
 
Parexocoetus brachypterus
[Sailfin flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic

Parexocoetus hillianus (Gosse, 1851)

Photo by FAO
 
Parexocoetus hillianus
[Flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Parexocoetus mento (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by FAO
 
Parexocoetus mento
[African sailfin flyingfish]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Prognichthys brevipinnis (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by SFSA
 
Prognichthys brevipinnis
[Shortfin flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL
Prognichthys gibbifrons (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by FAO
 
Prognichthys gibbifrons
[Bluntnose flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 20.1 cm SL
Prognichthys glaphyrae Parin, 1999

Photo by FAO
 
Prognichthys glaphyrae
[Gyre flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 17.9 cm SL
Prognichthys occidentalis Parin, 1999

Photo by FAO
 
Prognichthys occidentalis
[]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Prognichthys sealei Abe, 1955

Photo by FAO
 
Prognichthys sealei
[Sailor flyingfish]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Prognichthys tringa Breder, 1928

Photo by FAO
 
Prognichthys tringa
[Tringa flyingfish]
68 Species of Family Exocoetidae
(Flyingfishes)
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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
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
1847 Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus altipennis Smallhead flyingfish Western Indian Ocean 38 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
1935 Cypselurus angusticeps Narrowhead flyingfish Indo-Pacific 24 SL
1866 Cypselurus callopterus Ornamented flyingfish Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL
1815 Cypselurus comatus Clearwing flyingfish Western Atlantic 30 TL
1853 Cypselurus hexazona Darkbar flyingfish Indo-West Pacific 18 SL
1953 Cypselurus hiraii Northwest Pacific
1861 Cypselurus longibarbus Western Pacific. 30 TL
1889 Cypselurus naresii Pharao flyingfish Indo-West Pacific 21 SL
1865 Cypselurus oligolepis Largescale flyingfish Indo-West Pacific 27.7 TL
1865 Cypselurus opisthopus Black-finned flyingfish Western Pacific 18 SL
1847 Cypselurus poecilopterus Yellowing flyingfish Indo-West Pacific 27 TL
1847 Cypselurus simus Short-nosed flyingfish Eastern Central Pacific 26 SL
1953 Cypselurus starksi Northwest Pacific 27 TL
2000 Exocoetus gibbosus Oceanic flyingfish Eastern Central Pacific
1846 Exocoetus monocirrhus Barbel flyingfish Indo-Pacific and Eastern 20 SL
1866 Exocoetus obtusirostris Oceanic two-wing flyingfish South Pacific 24 TL
2000 Exocoetus peruvianus Southeast Pacific
1758 Exocoetus volitans Tropical two-wing flyingfish Widespread in tropical an 30 TL
1847 Fodiator acutus Sharpchin flyingfish Northeast Pacific and Eas 18 TL
1866 Fodiator rostratus Eastern Pacific 19 SL
1866 Hirundichthys affinis Fourwing flyingfish Eastern Atlantic 30 TL
1934 Hirundichthys albimaculatus Whitespot flyingfish Pacific Ocean 23 SL
1923 Hirundichthys coromandelensis Coromandel flyingfish Indian Ocean 19 SL
1899 Hirundichthys ilma Southwest Pacific
1928 Hirundichthys marginatus Banded flyingfish Eastern Pacific 21 SL
1853 Hirundichthys oxycephalus Bony flyingfish Indo-West Pacific 18 SL
1847 Hirundichthys rondeletii Black wing flyingfish Subtropical waters of all 30 TL
1902 Hirundichthys socotranus Western Indian Ocean
1847 Hirundichthys speculiger Mirrorwing flyingfish Worldwide in tropical wat 30 TL
1846 Parexocoetus brachypterus Sailfin flyingfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL
1851 Parexocoetus hillianus Flyingfish Western Atlantic
1847 Parexocoetus mento African sailfin flyingfish Indo-Pacific 11 SL
1847 Prognichthys brevipinnis Shortfin flyingfish Indo-Pacific 19 SL
1847 Prognichthys gibbifrons Bluntnose flyingfish Eastern Atlantic 19.5 SL
1999 Prognichthys glaphyrae Gyre flyingfish Atlantic Ocean 20.1 SL
1999 Prognichthys occidentalis Western Atlantic 17.9 SL
1955 Prognichthys sealei Sailor flyingfish Indo-Pacific 19 SL
1928 Prognichthys tringa Tringa flyingfish Eastern Central Pacific 16 SL



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