Scientific Name
Cheilopogon cyanopterus  
Cheilopogon cyanopterus黑鰭鬚唇飛魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1847) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 黑鰭鬚唇飛魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 飛魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F253 Exocoetidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 青翼鬚唇飛魚 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 飛烏、黑鰭飛魚 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、North East、LanI Is. 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Bahia, Brésil [Bahia State, Brazil, southwestern Atlantic] 
Synonyms Cypselurus bahiensis, Cypselurus cyanopterus, Cypselurus hewitti, Cypselurus lineatus, Cypselurus monroei, Cypselurus smithi, Cypsilurus cyanopterus, Exocoetus albidactylus, Exocoetus bahiensis, Exocoetus cyanopterus, Exocoetus dussumieri, Exocoetus parrae, Exocoetus solitarius ...all 14..  
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 ASIZP0066213. ASIZP0066220. ASIZP0075171. ASIZP0075172. ASIZP0075173. ASIZP0700071. ASIZP0700169. ASIZP0801020. ASIZP0801022. ASIZP0806647. ASIZP0806648. ASIZP0806649. ASIZP0911020. ASIZP0911022. ASIZP0916647. ASIZP0916648. ASIZP0916649. FRIP00375. FRIP20350. FRIP20409. FRIP21047. FRIP21660. FRIP22241. NMMBP06386. NTUM03392. NTUM05136. NTUM06158. NTUM06161. NTUM06162. NTUM06163. NTUM06164. NTUM07085. USNM00177425.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Volador; Blackwing flyingfish; Darkwinged flyingfish; Bearded flyingfish; Margined flyingfish; Guinea man; Guineaman; Flyingfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, broadly cylindrical. Head short. Snout blunt. Mouth small. Both jaws of equal length, or lower jaw a little longer than upper jaw; juveniles with a pair of very long tapering barbels. Gill rakers well developed. Dorsal fin with 12-15 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, only the first ray 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 35-40; lateral line without branch at throrax, with 51-57 scales. Body deep blue above, pale below; dorsal fin with distinct black region; pectoral fin bluish-black when alive, black in spirits; caudal fin uniformly dark.
habitats Inhabits both neritic and oceanic surface waters. Capable of leaping out of the water and gliding for long distances above the surface. Feeds mostly on crustaceans and other planktonic organisms; often attracted to lights at night. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and South Africa to southern Japan, Taiwan, Mariana, Caroline and Solomon islands, Queensland and the Arafura Sea. Western Atlantic: New Jersey, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Guinea 
Utility No importance to fisheries. Sometimes marketed fresh or dried.