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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExocoetidae 
AphiaID: 125452

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBeloniformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExocoetidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBeloniformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorflyingfishes  [details]
Norwegian BokmÃ¥l Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorflygefiskfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorflygefiskfamilien  [details]
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taxa (24)

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCheilopogon Lowe, 1841
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypselurus Swainson, 1838
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExocoetus Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFodiator Jordan & Meek, 1885
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHirundichthys Breder, 1928
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaxocoetus
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParexocoetus Bleeker, 1865
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPrognichthys Breder, 1928
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPtenonotus Ogilby, 1908

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCheliopogon accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCheilopogon Lowe, 1841
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypsilurus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypselurus Swainson, 1838
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCyselorus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypselurus Swainson, 1838
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCyselurus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypselurus Swainson, 1838
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDanichthys Bruun, 1934 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHirundichthys Breder, 1928
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExocaetus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExocoetus Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExocetus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExocoetus Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExococtus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExocoetus Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExonautes accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHirundichthys Breder, 1928
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalacypselurus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalocypselus Weinland, 1858 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExocoetus Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHalocypselus Weinland, 1858 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorExocoetus Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaculocoetus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypselurus Swainson, 1838
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParaexocoetus accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParexocoetus Bleeker, 1865
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorParexocoetoides accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypselurus Swainson, 1838
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorZonocypselurus Parin & Bogorodsky, 2011 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCypselurus Swainson, 1838
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Jaws of the same length and relatively short. Pectoral fins unusually large and can be used for gliding flights. Moreover, some species have unusually large pelvic fins giving them a four-winged appearance. Caudal fin deeply forked; the upper lobe shorter than the lower. A pair of long, flaplike whiskers in the juveniles of many species. Attains 45 cm maximum length; usually below 30 cm.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125452
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Exocoetidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125452 on 2014-11-27
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