Cheilopogon agoo (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)
Japanese flyingfish
Cheilopogon agoo
photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Family:  Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes)
Max. size:  35 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range - 0 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: southern Japan and Taiwan (Ref. 5193). Not in Russia as in (Ref. 27863) (Parin, pers. comm.).
Biology:  Found in the neritic zone (Ref. 11230). Spawning school captured with gill-net in early summer. Common and commercially valued. Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 26.05.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Parin, Nikolay V. - 13.09.99

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