Australasian flying fish

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Australasian flying fish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Exocoetidae
Genus: Cheilopogon
Species: Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus
Subspecies: C. p. melanocercus
Trinomial name
Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus
(J. D. Ogilby, 1885)

The Australasian flying fish, Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus melanocercus, is a subspecies of flyingfish of the family Exocoetidae, found off New South Wales of Australia, and around New Zealand, in surface waters. The Australasian flying fish feeds mainly on plankton and small crustaceans.[1]