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Cheilopogon heterurus  (Rafinesque, 1810)

Mediterranean flyingfish
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Beloniformes (Needle fishes) > Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes)
Etymology: Cheilopogon: Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, pogon = barbed, beard (Ref. 45335).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina; havsvandrande (Ref. 51243); djupintervall 0 - 50 m.   Subtropical, preferred ?; 59°N - 30°N, 65°W - 16°E

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Eastern Atlantic: southern Norway and Denmark (rare) to Gibraltar and western Mediterranean. Western Atlantic: around Bermuda (Ref. 26938). Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia (Ref. 49596) and Victoria, Australia (Ref. 33839). Also throughout subtropical waters of the Pacific Ocean (Ref. 33839).

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 5377); common length : 15.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 6077)

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Pelagic, coastal species which can fly over long distances. It is thought that this behavior is a means to escape danger. This flying fish is not commercially exploited although it is very good to eat (Ref. 5377). Spawns during summer in Italian waters. Eggs with filaments over the entire surface (Ref. 6523).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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Bauchot, M.-L., 1987. Poissons osseux. p. 891-1421. In W. Fischer, M.L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.) Fiches FAO d'identification pour les besoins de la pêche. (rev. 1). Méditerranée et mer Noire. Zone de pêche 37. Vol. II. Commission des Communautés Européennes and FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3397)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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