California flying fish

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California flying fish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Exocoetidae
Genus: Cheilopogon
Species: Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus
Subspecies: C. p. californicus
Trinomial name
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus californicus
(J. G. Cooper, 1863)

Cypselurus californicus

The California flying fish, Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus californicus, is a subspecies of Pacific flying fish. It may grow up to 15 inches (38 cm) in length and is the largest member of the flying fish family. It is found in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, from Oregon to Baja California. As with all other flying fish, the California can not actually fly, but it can launch itself into the air, using its specially adapted fins to glide along the surface.[1]