Scientific Name
Oxyporhamphus micropterus micropterus  
Oxyporhamphus micropterus micropterus白鰭飛鱵
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1847) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 白鰭飛鱵 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 飛魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F253 Exocoetidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 白鰭飛鱵 
Max Length 18.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 短嘴水針 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、North East 
Habitats Ocean、Coastal  Holotype Locality King George Sound, Western Australia [southeastern Indian Ocean] 
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 ASIZP0072987. ASIZP0806554. ASIZP0916554. FRIP00773.  
Barcode2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100%
Common Name Small-winged flying fish; Smallwing flyingfish; Beaked flyingfish; Bigwing halfbeak; Flyingfish; Flying halfbeak; Oceanic 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 projecting 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 28 to 34. Dorsal fin without well-developed anterior lobe; dorsal-fin rays 13 to 15; anal-fin rays 14 to 16; 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 0.9 to 1.1 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 33. Body greenish above, silvery white below; pelvic fins light, with dark region.
habitats A true oceanic species, not bound to coastal waters at any period of its life. Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Tonga, north to southern Japan. Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Peru. It is found in eastern and northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh.