HYPORHAMPHUS UNIFASCIATUS PDF

Hyporhamphus unifasciatus , the common halfbeak or the Atlantic silverstripe halfbeak , is a bony fish in the family Hemiramphidae. It is found in the subtropical western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. It is a common fish and not used for food to any great extent, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has listed its conservation status as being of " least concern ". It is an elongated cylindrical fish, tapering slightly at both ends; the length is typically six to ten times the depth. As is typical of halfbeaks, the lower jaw is elongated less so in young fish while the upper jaw is short.

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Short description Morphology Morphometrics Body elongate; lower jaw very prolonged; upper jaw short, triangular, and scaly; lower branch of first gill arch with 29 to 38 gill rakers; fins lacking spines; pectoral fins not very long; caudal fin emarginate or slightly forked; anal fin with 15 to 18 rays; back greenish, with 3 narrow, dark, bars; flanks and belly silvery white; fleshy border of lower jaw red; caudal fin light colored with dark tips Ref. Uncommon over reefs Ref. Omnivorous, feeds on algae and other small animals Ref.

Caught with 'mandinga' nets in Venezuela, often using lights Ref. Edible but not really appreciated Ref. Collaborators Robins, C. Ray , A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Estimates based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Trophic Level Ref. Generation time: 0. Resilience Ref. Vulnerability Ref. Price category Ref.

You can sponsor this page. Common name e. Gadus morhua. Hyporhamphus unifasciatus Ranzani , Common halfbeak. Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Marine; brackish; reef-associated; oceanodromous; depth range 0 - 5 m Ref.

Maturity: L m Body elongate; lower jaw very prolonged; upper jaw short, triangular, and scaly; lower branch of first gill arch with 29 to 38 gill rakers; fins lacking spines; pectoral fins not very long; caudal fin emarginate or slightly forked; anal fin with 15 to 18 rays; back greenish, with 3 narrow, dark, bars; flanks and belly silvery white; fleshy border of lower jaw red; caudal fin light colored with dark tips Ref.

An inshore, surface-dwelling species forming sizeable schools, frequently entering estuaries Ref. Oviparous Ref. Robins, C. CMS Ref. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Preferred temperature Ref. Entered by Froese, Rainer. Fish Forum. Sign our Guest Book. Back to Search. Accessed through: Not available FishBase mirror site : localhost. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.

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Species: Hyporhamphus unifasciatus, Atlantic silverstripe halfbeak, Common halfbeak

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