Hyporhamphus xanthopterus (Valenciennes, 1847)
Red-tipped halfbeak
Hyporhamphus xanthopterus
photo by A. Biju Kumar

Family:  Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks)
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; freshwater; brackish; marine; depth range - 0 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Kerala, India.
Biology:  Inhabit estuaries (Ref. 4833), rivers (Ref. 43641) and marine waters (Ref. 45255). Frequently found in mangrove areas (Ref. 43081).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 14 October 2010 (D2) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.08.96
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 04.04.17

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