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Cheilopogon milleri  (Gibbs & Staiger, 1970)

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Atlantic: Guinea (10°23'N) to Baia dos Tigres, Angola. Not recorded elsewhere. Placed in the genus Cypselurus by some authors.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4498)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in oceanic or near-shore surface waters. Capable of leaping out of the water and gliding for long distances above the surface.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Parin, Nikolay V. | Collaborators

Parin, N.V. and R.H. Gibbs Jr., 1990. Exocoetidae. p. 583-591. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 4498)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial
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