Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Beloniformes  
 Family Exocoetidae  
 Genus Hirundichthys  
  Hirundichthys rondeletii  (Valenciennes, 1847) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Cypselurus polyethmusCypsilurus rondeletiiDanichthys cribrosusDanichthys rondeletiDanichthys rondelettiiExocoetus brachycephalusExocoetus cribrosaExocoetus dowiiExocoetus lamelliferExocoetus rondeletiiExocoetus rubescens details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body elongate,roadly cylindrical. Head short. Snout blunt. Mouth small. Both jaws of equal length, or lower jaw a little longer than upper jaw; juveniles without barbels. Gill rakers well developed. Dorsal fin with 10-12 soft rays; Origin of anal fin slightly before, under or not more than 2 rays behind origin of dorsal fin, and with 11-12 soft rays; pectoral fins high on sides, strikingly long, always extending beyond posterior end of anal fin, anterior 2 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 50-54 scales. Body deep blue above, pale below; dorsal fin without black region; pectoral fin uniformly black except posterior margin; pelvic fin without dark area; caudal fin transparent.  
Habitat: Inhabits oceanic surface waters. Capable of leaping out of the water and gliding for considerable distances above the surface. Eggs with bunch of filaments opposed by a single filament on opposite pole. 
Distribution: Subtropical waters of all oceans. Eastern Atlantic: occasional to Spain and English Channel, western Mediterranean (a separate population migrates to the southeastern part in winter), Portugal to Mauritania and from south of Namibia; also off the Cape, So 
Utility: No importance to fisheries. Sometimes marketed fresh or dried.  
Name Code: 380882
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