Hyporhamphus neglectus (Bleeker, 1866)
Hyporhamphus neglectus
photo by FAO

Family:  Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks)
Max. size:  16.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; brackish; marine; depth range - 0 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: replaces the coastal Hyporhamphus (Hyporhamphus) limbatus in waters around Java, Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines. Also known from the middle of the eastern coast of Queensland, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, and the northern part of Western Australia, and from offshore islands (Ref. 10988).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-16; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 14-17; Vertebrae: 47-53. Gill rakers usually 31 or fewer on the first arch, and usually 23 or fewer on the second arch.
Biology:  Occasionally marketed fresh in the Philippines.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 04.03.96
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 04.04.17

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