Scientific Name
Hyporhamphus yuri  
Hyporhamphus yuri尤氏下鱵
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Author Collette & Parin, 1978 Depth 0 - 10M
Chinese 尤氏下鱵 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鱵科 Economic Fish No 
Family F254 Hemiramphidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 尤氏下鱵魚 
Max Length 25 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 補網師、水針 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality Naha market, Okinawa, Japan 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Collette, B. B. etc. 1978 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List
Common Name Yur's halfbeak 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate and compressed, with greatly prolonged, beak-like lower jaw; upper jaw short, triangular, and scaly, its width 0.8 to 1.0 times in its length; lower-jaw length longer than head length. Preorbital ridge present, its length contained 1.1 to 1.6 times in diameter of orbit. Posterior branch to preorbital lateral-line canal present. Total number of gill rakers on first gill arch 36 to 44, 9 to 12 on upper and 26 to 32 on lower limb of arch. Dorsal fin rays 15 to 18; anal fin rays 17-19; pectoral fins short with 11 or 12 rays; pelvic fins located closer to caudal-fin base than to origin of pectoral fins; caudal fin forked, with lower lobe longer than upper. Anterior part of dorsal fin and all of anal fin covered with scales; predorsal scales 42 to 46. Body greenish above, silvery white below; fleshy tip of beak red.
habitats A coastal water species.  
Distribution known only from the adjacent waters of Okinawa islands and Taiwan. It is found in eastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.