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Cheilopogon melanurus

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lexID:
3230 
AphiaID:
272157 
Scientific:
Cheilopogon melanurus 
German:
Atlantischer Fliegender Fisch 
English:
Atlantic Flying Fish 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Beloniformes (Order) > Exocoetidae (Family) > Cheilopogon (Genus) > melanurus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Valenciennes, ), 1847 
Occurrence:
Venezuela, Senegal, Puerto Rico, Guinea-Bissau, French Guiana, Suriname, Nigeria, Columbia, Haiti, The Gulf of Guinea, Costa Rica, São Tomé e Principé, Panama, Jamaica, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Barbados, Liberia, Anguilla, Antigua og Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Brasilien, Canada, Caribien, Cayman øerne, Curacao, Dominica, Dominikanske republik, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Martinique, Mexikanske golf, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Saint Kitts og Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent og Grenadinerne, Trinidad og Tobago, Turks og Caicos øerne, Østlige Atlanterhav 
Sea depth:
0 - 20 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 32cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Food:
Krill, Plankton, Små fisk 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Cheilopogon abei
  • Cheilopogon agoo
  • Cheilopogon altipennis
  • Cheilopogon arcticeps
  • Cheilopogon atrisignis
  • Cheilopogon cyanopterus
  • Cheilopogon doederleinii
  • Cheilopogon dorsomacula
  • Cheilopogon exsiliens
  • Cheilopogon furcatus
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-28 13:45:49 

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Cheilopogon melanurus, also called the Atlantic Flying Fish is one of the needle fishes which can use their wing-fins to leave the water and glide over the water surface for short distances. They can glide 30-50 feet wide at a height of 1.5 meters.

Cheilopogon melanurus is found in the Gulf of Mexico, north to North Carolina/USA, and further south to the coasts of Brazil usually near the surface and near coasts, but also in the open ocean. Further they are to found allong the coasts of Canada. Along the coast of Africa are known occurrence off the coast of Senegal to Liberia.

Unfortunately, little is known about the biology of the fish. The body of the flying fish is similar to the Clupeiformes. It is covered by large, slightly sloping shed. The nostril is situated close to the eyes and is great. It is reported that they attach their eggs to floating debris (wood, Sargassum seaweed, etc.).


Order: Beloniformes
Family: Exocoetidae
Genus: Cheilopogon
Species: C. Melanurus




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