Scientific Name
Hirundichthys rondeletii  
Hirundichthys rondeletii隆氏細身飛魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1847) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 隆氏細身飛魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 飛魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F253 Exocoetidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑翼文鰩魚 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 隆氏巨飛魚、飛烏 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality Naples, Italy, Mediterranean Sea 
Synonyms Cypselurus polyethmus, Cypsilurus rondeletii, Danichthys cribrosus, Danichthys rondeleti, Danichthys rondeletii, Danichthys rondelettii, Exocoetus brachycephalus, Exocoetus cribrosa, Exocoetus dowii, Exocoetus lamellifer, Exocoetus rondeletii, Exocoetus rubescens, Exocoetus rufipinnis ...all 20..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List
Common Name Subtropical flyingfish; Blackwing flyingfish; Flyingfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate,roadly cylindrical. Head short. Snout blunt. Mouth small. Both jaws of equal length, or lower jaw a little longer than upper jaw; juveniles without barbels. Gill rakers well developed. Dorsal fin with 10-12 soft rays; Origin of anal fin slightly before, under or not more than 2 rays behind origin of dorsal fin, and with 11-12 soft rays; pectoral fins high on sides, strikingly long, always extending beyond posterior end of anal fin, anterior 2 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 50-54 scales. Body deep blue above, pale below; dorsal fin without black region; pectoral fin uniformly black except posterior margin; pelvic fin without dark area; caudal fin transparent.
habitats Inhabits oceanic surface waters. Capable of leaping out of the water and gliding for considerable distances above the surface. Eggs with bunch of filaments opposed by a single filament on opposite pole. 
Distribution Subtropical waters of all oceans. Eastern Atlantic: occasional to Spain and English Channel, western Mediterranean (a separate population migrates to the southeastern part in winter), Portugal to Mauritania and from south of Namibia; also off the Cape, So 
Utility No importance to fisheries. Sometimes marketed fresh or dried.