family Exocoetidae


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Noun1.family Exocoetidae - flying fishes; closely related to the halfbeaks
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Synentognathi, Synentognathi - order of fishes having spineless fins; needlefishes; sauries; flying fishes; halfbeaks
flying fish - tropical marine fishes having enlarged winglike fins used for brief gliding flight
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The feeding of young flyingfishes of the family Exocoetidae and of the smallwing flyingfish, Oxyporhamphus micropterus, of the family Hemirhamphidae.
The flying fish belongs to the family Exocoetidae and are distributed in tropical and subtropical waters around the world (Oxenford et al., 1995; Monteiro et al., 1998).
The most frequently consumed prey was flying fishes (belonging to the family Exocoetidae; 42.7 and 19.2% according to PRA and DO, respectively) and needlefish (belonging to the family Belonidae; 38.5 and 6.4% according to PRA and DO, respectively).