Scientific Name
Rhynchorhamphus georgii  
Rhynchorhamphus georgii喬氏吻鱵
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author (Valenciennes, 1847) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 喬氏吻鱵 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鱵科 Economic Fish No 
Family F254 Hemiramphidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 喬氏吻鱵 
Max Length 23.1 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 補網師、水針 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East 
Habitats Ocean、Coral、Benthos、Estuary、
Holotype Locality Bombay [Mumbai] and Coromandel, India 
Synonyms Hemiramphus eclancheri, Hemiramphus georgii, Hemiramphus leucopterus, Hemiramphus russeli, Hemirhamphus cantori, Hemirhamphus georgii, Hemirhamphus marginatus, Hemirhamphus plumatus, Hyporhamphus georgi, Hyporhampus georgii, Loligorhamphus normani   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 
Specimen List NMMBP04552. NMMBP04553. NMMBP05187. NTUM05649.  
Common Name Long-billed garfish; Long billed half beak; Longbill halfbeak 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate and compressed, with greatly prolonged, beak-like lower jaw, its length much longer than head length; upper jaw arched, triangular, and scaly, its width shorter than its length; lower-jaw length longer than head length. Nasal papillae fimbriate. Preorbital ridge present. lateral line with 2 branches ascending behind opercle and pectoral-fin origin. Total number of gill rakers on first gill arch 47 to 67. Dorsal and anal fin rays 13 to 16; pectoral fins short with 13 to 16 rays; pelvic fins located closer to caudal-fin base than to origin of pectoral fins; distance from pelvic-fin origin to caudal-fin base contained 1.25 to 1.5 times in distance from pectoral-fin origin to pelvic-fin origin; caudal fin deeply forked, with lower lobe longer than upper. Anterior part of dorsal fin and all of anal fin covered with scales; predorsal scales 36 to 45. Body greenish above, silvery white below; fleshy tip of beak red; pelvic fin white.
habitats Inshore species. 
Distribution Distributed from Persian Gulf through Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal through the Western Central Pacific north to Taiwan and Hong Kong and east to New Guinea and northern Australia. It is found in eastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.