Scientific Name
Cypselurus naresii  
Cypselurus naresii納氏斑鰭飛魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1889) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 納氏斑鰭飛魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 飛魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F253 Exocoetidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 納氏燕鰩魚 
Max Length 21 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 垂鬚飛魚、飛烏 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、LanI Is. 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Between Fiji and New Hebrides [Vanuatu, southwestern Pacific] 
Synonyms Cypselurus angusticeps, Cypselurus narassi, Exocoetus naresii   
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)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List FRIP00324. FRIP22398.  
Common Name Pharaoh flyingfish; Pharao flyingfish; Flying fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, broadly cylindrical. Head length longer than dorsal-fin base length. Snout blunt. Mouth small. Lower jaw a little shorter than upper jaw; juveniles with a long flat barbel. Gill rakers well developed. Dorsal fin with 10-12 soft rays; Origin of anal fin behind 3rd soft ray of dorsal fin, and with 7-9 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 28-32; lateral line without branch at throrax, with 45-48 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 Found in surface waters of both neritic and oceanic areas. Capable of leaping out of the water and gliding for long distances above the surface. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indian and western Pacific oceans from Gulf of Aden and Madagascar to southern Japan, New South Wales (Australia), and Fiji. It is rare and found in southeastern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is., western part. 
Utility No importance to fisheries. Sometimes marketed fresh or dried.