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half·beak

 (hăf′bēk′, häf′-)
n.
Any of various slender, chiefly marine fishes of the family Hemiramphidae of warm waters, having a blue or green and silvery body and an elongated lower jaw that often has a bright red or orange tip.

halfbeak

(ˈhɑːfˌbiːk)
n
(Animals) any marine and freshwater teleost fish of the tropical and subtropical family Hemiramphidae, having an elongated body with a short upper jaw and a long protruding lower jaw
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Noun1.halfbeak - tropical and subtropical marine and freshwater fishes having an elongated body and long protruding lower jawhalfbeak - tropical and subtropical marine and freshwater fishes having an elongated body and long protruding lower jaw
teleost, teleost fish, teleostan - a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei
family Hemiramphidae, Hemiramphidae - halfbeaks; marine and freshwater fishes closely related to the flying fishes but not able to glide
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Testis morphology and spermatozeugma formation in three genera of viviparous halfbeaks, Nomorhamphus, Dermogenys, and Hemirhamphodon (Teleosti, Hemiramphidae).
Only 1 out of the 20 stomachs examined contained halfbeaks and none in the Clupeidae family were identified.
The relationships and taxonomic position of the halfbeaks, killifishes, silversides, and their relatives.
Biology of two exploited species of halfbeaks, Hemiramphus brasiliensis and H.
Ages of halfbeaks were determined by examining annual increments deposited on otoliths.
South Florida's lampara net fishery has been a small but valuable bait fishery targeting halfbeaks (Hemiramphidae) for more than a half century (McBride, 2001).
The scombereosocids belong to the order Beloniformes that also includes other pelagic species, such as halfbeaks (Hemirhamphidae) and flying fish (Exocoetidae), relatively important in coastal tropical waters.
Halfbeaks were sampled aboard commercial fishing vessels, and during fishery-independent trips, to determine spatial and temporal spawning patterns of both species.
Unidentified catfish Ariidee, Sea catfishes 17 Arius felis Hardhead catfish Exocoetidae, Flyingfishes/ halfbeaks 18 Hemiramphus brasiliensis Ballyhoo Belonidae, Needlefishes 19 Strongylura spp.
There are predators that take advantage of this nocturnal foray besides halfbeaks and anchovies.
These species were northern anchovy, topsmelt, slough anchovy, jack smelt, Pacific sardine, shiner surfperch, Pacific mackerel, California grunion, deepbody anchovy, California halfbeaks, and striped mullet (juveniles).