Atlantic flyingfish

Like many other flyingfishes, the Atlantic flyingfish has a cylindrical body, and large tail and pectoral fins that it uses for flight.

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The Atlantic flyingfish lives in the pelagic-neritic, oceanodromous, marine environment.

* Atlantic flyingfish spawn at the surface; it is unknown if spawning at depth also occurs * Requirement for floating objects for egg attachment is variable among flyingfishes More

Atlantic Flyingfish Cheilopogon melanurus (Cypselurus melanurus) = enlarge + Atlantic Flyingfish More

believe this is an Atlantic Flyingfish, Cheilopogon melanurus. This paper says it is the most abundant flying fish collected off of North Carolina, and that it is large-I remember the ones I saw as being quite hefty. More

Common names

Atlantic flyingfish in English
Atlantic flyingfish in Unknown
Atlantisk flyvefisk in Danish (dansk)
Exocet atlantique in French (français)
Flyingfish in English
Voador in Creole, Portuguese
Voador in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Voador in Portuguese (Português)
Voador-cascudo in Portuguese (Português)
Volador in Spanish (español)
Volador atlántico in Spanish (español)
volador blanquito in Spanish (español)
Volador de banda estrecha in Spanish (español)
大西洋燕鰩魚 in Mandarin Chinese
大西洋燕鳐鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
黑尾须唇飞鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
黑尾鬚唇飛魚 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Beloniformes
Family : Exocoetidae
Genus : Cheilopogon
Species : Cheilopogon melanurus
Authority : Valenciennes, 1847