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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Beloniformes  
 Family Hemiramphidae  
 Genus Hemiramphus  
  Hemiramphus convexus  Weber & de Beaufort, 1922 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Hemirhamphus convexusOxyporhamphus convexus bruuniOxyporhamphus convexus convexusOxyporhamphus meristocystis  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, adults without the prolonged lower jaw characteristic of most halfbeaks, but lower jaw up to 4 times in standard length in young; anterior margin of upper jaw straight, not forming a prominent triangular anterior projection as in other halfbeaks; preorbital ridge absent. Total number of gill rakers on first gill arch 26 to 33. Dorsal fin without well-developed anterior lobe; dorsal-fin rays 12 to 15; anal-fin rays 13 to 17; pectoral fins elongate, barely reaching origin of pelvic fins, with 11 to 13 rays; pelvic fins short, distance from pelvic-fin origin to caudal-fin base contained 1.1 to 1.3 times in distance from pectoral-fin origin to pelvic-fin origin; caudal fin forked, with lower lobe much longer than upper. Fins not covered with scales; predorsal scales large, 28 to 34. Body greenish above, silvery white below; pelvic fins intensively pigmented, with exception of innermost ray. 
Habitat: A coastal water species, frequently found near islands. 
Distribution: widespread in warmer waters from East Africa to Caroline Islands, New Guinea, New Britain and New Ireland. It is a common species in Taiwan except northern part. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 380897
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