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flying fish

n.
Any of various marine fishes of the family Exocoetidae, having enlarged, winglike pectoral fins capable of sustaining them in brief, gliding flight over the water.

flying fish

n
(Animals) any marine teleost fish of the family Exocoetidae, common in warm and tropical seas, having enlarged winglike pectoral fins used for gliding above the surface of the water

fly′ing fish`


n.
any of several warm-water marine fishes of the family Exocoetidae, noted for winglike fins that enable it to glide for some distance after leaping from the water.
[1505–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flying fish - tropical marine fishes having enlarged winglike fins used for brief gliding flightflying fish - tropical marine fishes having enlarged winglike fins used for brief gliding flight
teleost, teleost fish, teleostan - a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei
Exocoetidae, family Exocoetidae - flying fishes; closely related to the halfbeaks
monoplane flying fish, two-wing flying fish - having only pectoral fins enlarged
biplane flying fish, four-wing flying fish - having both pectoral and pelvic fins enlarged
Translations
poisson volant

flying fish

npesce m volante
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The feeding of young flyingfishes of the family Exocoetidae and of the smallwing flyingfish, Oxyporhamphus micropterus, of the family Hemirhamphidae.
Evolution and Ecology of Flyingfishes (Teleostei: Exocoetidae).
2002), flyingfishes (Exocoetidae), tunas (Scombridae), the Louvar (Luvarus imperialis), and the Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola), as well as small mesopelagic species such as the Lowcrest Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus sladeni, Sternoptychidae) that become stranded on shore during storms.
Second, markets for and landings of flyingfishes appear to be expanding, and this part of the fishery should be examined.
Overall, twelve families were restricted to seagrass habitats: phycid hakes (Phycidae), toadfishes (Batrachiodidae), batfishes (Ogcocephalidae), flyingfishes (Exocoetidae), cardinalfishes (Apogonidae), barracudas (Sphyraenidae), wrasses (Labridae), combtooth blennies (Blenniidae), mackerels (Scombridae), triggerfishes (Balistidae), boxfishes (Ostraciidae), and porcupinefishes (Diodontidae; Table 1).
Ichimaru and Katsunori (1995) preferred the lapillus as a source of age data for two species of flyingfishes larvae (Cypselurus heterurus doederleini and Cypselurus hiraii) because increments were as clear as those in the sagittae, yet the lapilli did not require any preparation.
Florida's halfbeak fishery is highly selective, and only low numbers of flyingfishes (Exocoetidae) and needlefishes (Belonidae) are consistently caught as bycatch (Berkeley et al.
Flyingfishes, epipelagic cephalopods, tetraodontiform fishes, several mesopelagic fishes, Auxis spp.