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Cheilopogon spilopterus (Valenciennes, 1847)
MANYSPOT FLYINGFISH
Lesser Spotted Flying-fish; Manyspotted Flyingfish; Exocoetus spilopterus Valenciennes, 1847

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Beloniformes  
 Family Exocoetidae  
 Genus Cheilopogon  
  Cheilopogon spilopterus    (Valenciennes, 1847) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Cypselurus spilopterus Cypselurus spiloptetrus Cypselurus spiloterus Cypsilurus bilobatus Exocoetus spilopterus   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, broadly cylindrical. Head short. Snout blunt. Mouth small. Both jaws of equal length, or lower jaw a little longer than upper jaw; juveniles with a pair of elongated and flattened rounded barbels. Gill rakers well developed. Dorsal fin with 12-14 soft rays; Origin of anal fin behind 3rd soft ray of dorsal fin, and with 10-11 soft rays; pectoral fins high on sides, strikingly long, always extending beyond posterior end of anal fin, only the first ray unbranched; pelvic fin long, extending beyond of anal fin when depressed; caudal fin deeply forked, its lower lobe longer than the upper. Scales large, cycloid, easily shed; predorsal scales 26-29; lateral line without branch at throrax, with 46-50 scales. Body deep blue above, pale below; dorsal fin without distinct black region; pectoral fin varying number of small dark spots; caudal fin transparent.  
Habitat: Occurs in neritic surface waters. Feeds on zooplankton and small fish. 
Distribution: Distributed in the eastern Indian and western Pacific oceans from Andaman Sea to Samoa; north to southern Japan. It is rare and only found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No importance to fisheries. Sometimes marketed fresh or dried.  
Name Code: 380872
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Cheilopogon spilopterus (Valenciennes , 1847)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beloniformes (Needle fishes) > Exocoetidae (Flyingfishes)
Etymology: Cheilopogon: Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, pogon = barbed, beard (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Valenciennes .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243 ); depth range 0 - 20 m.   Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific: Andaman Sea to Samoa. Reported from the Ryukyu Islands (Ref. 559 ).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m 28.5 , range 28 - 29.2 cm
Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9839 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in neritic surface waters. Feeds on zooplankton and small fish (Ref. 9839 ).

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Parin, N.V. , 1996. On the species composition of flying fishes (Exocoetidae) in the West-Central part of tropical Pacific. J. Ichthyol. 36(5):357-364. (Ref. 27313 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 25.2 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2718 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00427 (0.00161 - 0.01131), b=3.12 (2.88 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.2   ±0.73 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Medium .

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