Ornamented flying fish

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Ornamented flying fish
Britannica Flying-fish Exocoetus callopterus.png
C. callopterus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Exocoetidae
Genus: Cypselurus
Species: C. callopterus
Binomial name
Cypselurus callopterus
Günther, 1866
  • Exocoetus callopterus Günther, 1866

The ornamented flying fish, or beautyfin flying fish (Cypselurus callopterus) ,[1] is a species of flying fish of the genus Cypselurus in the family Exocoetidae.[2] The British ichthyologist Albert Günther first described it in 1866 in his eight-volume Catalogue of Fishes (1859–1870).


  1. ^ Parin, N.V. (1995) "Exocoetidae. Peces voladores.", p. 1091-1103. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2014). Species of Cypselurus in FishBase. April 2014 version.