Hyporhamphus unicuspis Collette & Parin, 1978
Simpletooth halfbeak
photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Family:  Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks)
Max. size:  31.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range - 0 m
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: Persian Gulf to Andaman Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 16-18; Vertebrae: 49-51
Biology:  Coastal pelagic (Ref. 68964).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 21.02.98
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 04.04.17

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