The Swallow-tail lives in the benthopelagic, marine, depth range 15 - 280 m , usually 60 - m environment.

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The Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) is an elanid kite which breeds from the southeastern United States to eastern Peru and northern Argentina. Most North and Central American breeders winter in South America where the species is resident year round. More

swallow-tail kite is easily recognized by its deeply forked tail, distinctive black and white plumage, and graceful aerial displays. Juvenile birds can be identified by the lack of the deeply forked tail. More

Common names

Cá Tráp gai in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
kingfish in English
Svalehaleberyx in Danish (dansk)
Swallow-tail in English
swallowtail in English
Swallowtail nannygai in English
線紋擬棘鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
线纹拟棘鲷 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Beryciformes
Family : Berycidae
Genus : Centroberyx
Species : Centroberyx lineatus
Authority : Cuvier, 1829