Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Beloniformes  
 Family Exocoetidae  
 Genus Cypselurus  
  Cypselurus naresii  (Günther, 1889) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Cypselurus narassiExocoetus naresii  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 longer than dorsal-fin base length. Snout blunt. Mouth small. Lower jaw a little shorter than upper jaw; juveniles with a long flat barbel. Gill rakers well developed. Dorsal fin with 10-12 soft rays; Origin of anal fin behind 3rd soft ray of dorsal fin, and with 7-9 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 28-32; lateral line without branch at throrax, with 45-48 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: Found in surface waters of both neritic and oceanic areas. Capable of leaping out of the water and gliding for long distances above the surface. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Indian and western Pacific oceans from Gulf of Aden and Madagascar to southern Japan, New South Wales (Australia), and Fiji. It is rare and found in southeastern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is., western part. 
Utility: No importance to fisheries. Sometimes marketed fresh or dried.  
Name Code: 380876
  
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