Scientific Name
Cypselurus angusticeps  
Cypselurus angusticeps細頭斑鰭飛魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Nichols & Breder, 1935 Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 細頭斑鰭飛魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 飛魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F253 Exocoetidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 細頭燕鰩魚 
Max Length 24 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 細頭飛魚、飛烏 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、PonFu、LanI Is. 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Negonego Island, Tuamotu Archipelago [French Polynesia, South Pacific] 
Synonyms Cypselurus augusticeps   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Nichols, J. T. etc. 1935 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List NTUM03394.  
Common Name Narrowhead flyingfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, broadly cylindrical. Head length almost equal to dorsal-fin base length. Snout blunt. Mouth small. Lower jaw a little shorter than upper jaw; juveniles with a flat barbel. Gill rakers well developed. Dorsal fin with 13-14 soft rays; Origin of anal fin behind 3rd soft ray of dorsal fin, and with 9-10 soft rays; pectoral fins high on sides, strikingly long, always extending beyond posterior end of anal fin, anterior 1 soft rays unbranched; pelvic fin long, extending beyond of anal fin when depressed; caudal fin deeply forked, its lower lobe longer than the upper. Scales large, cycloid, easily shed; predorsal scales 25-28; lateral line without branch at throrax, with 44-46 scales. Body deep blue above, pale below; dorsal fin without distinct black region; pectoral fin dusky pale-reddish, semitransparent, membranes between lower 6 rays transparent; and caudal fins transparent.
habitats Epipelagic in coastal and oceanic waters. Often near oceanic islands. May leap out of the water and glide over considerable distances above the surface. 
Distribution Widespread in the Indian and Pacific oceans, from East Africa to Hawaii and Tuamotu Islands, probably absent from the inland seas of southeast Asia; separate population in the eastern tropical Pacific at Soccora Island, Mexico, including Revillagigedo Isl 
Utility Minor importance to fisheries. Sometimes marketed fresh or dried.