Hirundichthys

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Hirundichthys
Hirundichthys rondeletii.jpg
Blackwing flyingfish (H. rondeletii)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Exocoetidae
Genus: Hirundichthys
Breder, 1928
Type species
Exocoetus rubescens
Rafinesque, 1818

Hirundichthys is a genus of flying fish. Body elongate, moderately thick, flattened ventrally. Pectoral branch of lateral line absent. Upper jaw not protrusible. Dorsal fin with less or equal (rarely with one more) rays than anal fin; dorsal fin low, anterior rays the longest, pectoral fins strikingly long, reaching to or almost to caudal fin base; pelvic fins long, reaching beyond anal fin origin, their insertion closer to anal fin origin than to pectoral fin insertion.

Species[edit]

There are currently 10 recognized species in this genus: [1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Hirundichthys in FishBase. August 2013 version.
  2. ^ a b Shakhovskoy, I.B. & Parin, N.V. (2013): A Review of Flying Fishes of the Subgenus Hirundichthys (genus Hirundichthys, Exocoetidae). 1. Oceanic species: H. speculiger, H. indicus sp. nova. Voprosy ikhtiologii, 53 (2): 133-162.
  3. ^ a b Shakhovskoy, I.B. & Parin, N.V. (2013): A Review of Flying Fishes of the Subgenus Hirundichthys (Genus Hirundichthys, Exocoetidae). Part 2. Nerito-Oceanic Species: H. oxycephalus, H. affinis. Journal of Ichthyology, 53 (8): 509-540.