California flying fish
|California flying fish|
|Subspecies:||C. p. californicus|
|Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus californicus
(J. G. Cooper, 1863)
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.
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