Melapedalion breve

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Melapedalion breve
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Hemiramphidae
Subfamily: Hemiramphinae
Genus: Melapedalion
Fowler, 1934
Species: M. breve
Binomial name
Melapedalion breve
(Seale, 1910)

Melapedalion breve, the Philippine snubnose halfbeak, is a species of halfbeak. It is a coastal species that originates from the South China and Sulu Seas around the Philippines and Malaysia.[1] It grows to about 22.7 centimetres (8.9 in) SL.[1] It is monotypic of its genus.


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Melapedalion breve" in FishBase. August 2012 version.