Scientific Name
Hemiramphus convexus
Hemiramphus convexus黑鰭鱵
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Weber & de Beaufort, 1922 Depth 0 - 10M
Chinese 黑鰭鱵 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鱵科 Economic Fish No 
Family F254 Hemiramphidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑鰭鱵 
Max Length 17.6 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 黑鰭飛鱵、短嘴水針、小烏(澎湖)、草螟仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Timor Island, southern Malay Archipelago 
Synonyms Hemiramphus bruuni, Hemirhamphus convexus, Oxyporhamphus convexus, Oxyporhamphus convexus bruuni, Oxyporhamphus convexus convexus, Oxyporhamphus meristocystis, Oxyporhamphus micropterus micropterus   
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)  Weber, M. etc. 1922 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 Tibbetts, I.R., B.B. Collette, R. Isaac, etc. 2007 
Specimen List ASIZP0076071. ASIZP0076075. NTUM03562.  
Common Name Flying halfbeak 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, adults without the prolonged lower jaw characteristic of most halfbeaks, but lower jaw up to 4 times in standard length in young; anterior margin of upper jaw straight, not forming a prominent triangular anterior projection as in other halfbeaks; preorbital ridge absent. Total number of gill rakers on first gill arch 26 to 33. Dorsal fin without well-developed anterior lobe; dorsal-fin rays 12 to 15; anal-fin rays 13 to 17; pectoral fins elongate, barely reaching origin of pelvic fins, with 11 to 13 rays; pelvic fins short, distance from pelvic-fin origin to caudal-fin base contained 1.1 to 1.3 times in distance from pectoral-fin origin to pelvic-fin origin; caudal fin forked, with lower lobe much longer than upper. Fins not covered with scales; predorsal scales large, 28 to 34. Body greenish above, silvery white below; pelvic fins intensively pigmented, with exception of innermost ray.
habitats A coastal water species, frequently found near islands. 
Distribution widespread in warmer waters from East Africa to Caroline Islands, New Guinea, New Britain and New Ireland. It is a common species in Taiwan except northern part. 
Utility Marketed fresh.