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Cheilopogon atrisignis
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Cheilopogon atrisignis

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Cheilopogon spilonotopterus
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Cheilopogon spilonotopterus
Cheilopogon spilonotopterus
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Cheilopogon spilonotopterus

Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus californicus
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Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus californicus
Cheilopogon papilio
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Cheilopogon papilio

Cheilopogon xenopterus
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Cheilopogon xenopterus
Cheilopogon dorsomacula
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Cheilopogon dorsomacula

Cheilopogon
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Cheilopogon
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Overview
Main identification features
  • pectoral: reaches past dorsal fin 1st ray unbranched
  • jaws = or lower longer
  • pelvics: long, origin near anal fin origin
  • anal fin origin under/behind 3rd dorsal fin ray
CHEILOPOGON

FLYINGFISHES

Pectoral reaches past anal base; no branch of lateral line to origin of pectoral; pelvic fin with origin nearer anal origin than pectoral base, fin long, reaches past anal origin; anal origin under or behind 3rd dorsal ray; 1st (and sometimes 2nd) pectoral ray unbranched; jaws ~equal length, or lower a little longer, top one not protrusible; jaw teeth with 1 point, sometimes with smaller points on sides; juveniles with 2 fused barbels under chin.

A circumglobal, tropical to temperate genus with ~25 species; 6 species (2 Indo-Pacific, 1 Pacific, 1 central and eastern Pacific, and 2 endemic to the eastern Pacific) in our region.


References
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