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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Actinopterygii (class)  »  Beloniformes (order)  »  Exocoetidae (family)

CAAB Code: 37 233019 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Oxyporhamphus micropterus   (Valenciennes, 1847)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 37 - Pisces Fishes

Australian National Fish Collection (ANFC) Fishmap images

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Family: 37 233 Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes) - show full list
Standard Name (AS5300): Beaked Flyingfish
Organism Type: a flyingfish
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Pelagic, Epipelagic (0-200m, Oceanic)
Parent Codes: 37 233905     Oxyporhamphus spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
37 234018, 234018
Distribution map:
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Modelled distribution shown as blue polygon (source: Australian National Fish Expert Distributions) Updated on 2009-01-06.
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Expected species depth range is from 0 to 200 m.
Taxon Notes:The family placement of this taxon has changed over the years. Current thought suggests that it belongs in the Exocoetidae but it may belong in the Hemiramphidae.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
FoA 4495
View at FoA
Name status: alternate representation    Checked on: 2016-05-10
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
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