Japanese halfbeak

The Japanese halfbeak lives in the pelagic-neritic, amphidromous, freshwater, brackish, marine, depth range 30 - m environment.

The Japanese halfbeak is an expensive fish if you were to eat it. It's a beautiful fish and very tasty, but the inside of their body is pretty dirty. They're white fish, but their intestine is black... More

The Japanese halfbeak, or needlefish, is one of the oddest animals ever to grace the sushi counter. With their long slender bodies and what is perhaps the most pronounced underbite in the animal kingdom, this fish looks more like a writing implement than a food source. More

Common names

Agujeta del Japón in Spanish (español)
Demi-bec in French (français)
Demi-bec du Japon in French (français)
Hak-kong-ch'i in Korean (한국어)
Halfbeak fish in English
Japanese halfbeak in English
Japanese needlefish in English
Japaninnokkakala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Japansk halvnæb in Danish (dansk)
Meia-agulha-do-Japão in Portuguese (Português)
Póldziobiec japonski in Polish (polski)
Półdziobiec japoński in Polish (polski)
Rì běn zhēn in Mandarin Chinese
Sayori in Japanese (日本語)
Shā shì xià zhēn in Mandarin Chinese
Yaponskii poluryl in Russian (русский язык)
Zhēn yú in Mandarin Chinese
полурыл японский in Russian (русский язык)
サヨリ in Japanese (日本語)
日本下鱵魚 in Mandarin Chinese
日本下鱵鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
학공치 in Korean (한국어)

Order : Beloniformes
Family : Hemiramphidae
Genus : Hyporhamphus
Species : Hyporhamphus sajori
Authority : Temminck & Schlegel, 1846