Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Beloniformes  
 Family Hemiramphidae  
 Genus Hyporhamphus  
  Hyporhamphus taiwanensis  Collette & Su, 1986 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2003)
Character: Body elongate and compressed, with greatly prolonged, beak-like lower jaw longer than head length; upper jaw short, triangular and scaly, its width 0.76 to 0.96 times in its length. With tricuspid teeth in both jaws. Preorbital ridge present; posterior branch to preorbital lateral-line canal absent. Total number of gill rakers on first gill arch 29 to 33. Dorsal-fin rays 13 to 16; anal-fin rays 14 to 17; pectoral fins short, with 10 or 11 rays; caudal fin emarginate, not strongly forked. Anterior part of dorsal and anal fins covered with scales; predorsal scales 52 to 61. Vertebrae 49-51. Body greenish above, the silvery lateral stripe widening posteriorly, white ventrally; fleshy tip of beak reddish.  
Habitat: A coastal water species. 
Distribution: known only from the type specimens from Taiwan. It is found in Danshuei River, northern Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 380895
   Endemic     
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