Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Beloniformes  
 Family Exocoetidae  
 Genus Cypselurus  
  Cypselurus angusticeps  Nichols & Breder, 1935 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Cypselurus augusticeps  details
Citation: 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)
Character: Body elongate, broadly cylindrical. Head length almost equal to dorsal-fin base length. Snout blunt. Mouth small. Lower jaw a little shorter than upper jaw; juveniles with a flat barbel. Gill rakers well developed. Dorsal fin with 13-14 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, anterior 1 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 25-28; lateral line without branch at throrax, with 44-46 scales. Body deep blue above, pale below; dorsal fin without distinct black region; pectoral fin dusky pale-reddish, semitransparent, membranes between lower 6 rays transparent; and caudal fins transparent.  
Habitat: Epipelagic in coastal and oceanic waters. Often near oceanic islands. May leap out of the water and glide over considerable distances above the surface. 
Distribution: Widespread in the Indian and Pacific oceans, from East Africa to Hawaii and Tuamotu Islands, probably absent from the inland seas of southeast Asia; separate population in the eastern tropical Pacific at Soccora Island, Mexico, including Revillagigedo Isl 
Utility: Minor importance to fisheries. Sometimes marketed fresh or dried. 
Name Code: 380875
  
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