Hemiramphidae


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Hemiramphidae

 

(halfbeaks), a family of fishes of the order Beloniformes. Halfbeaks range in length from 6 to 60 cm. The lower jaw protrudes a bit more than the upper one. The mouth is small, and the pectoral fins are short. There are approximately ten genera, embracing 60 species. Halfbeaks usually live in schools near the surface of the water and feed on plankton. They are found mainly in coastal tropical and subtropical waters. One species, Hyporhamphus sajori, is commonly found in the summer off the coast of the Primor’e. There also are freshwater species, inhabiting the rivers of Southeast Asia and northern Australia. One species is raised in aquariums. The marine species lay eggs, whereas the freshwater species are viviparous. Species of the genus Oxyporhamphus are similar to the flying fishes of the family Exocoetidae. They are capable of flying a distance of 60 m.

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1984) Fishing Area Family Atlantic Ocean Hemiramphidae Hemiramphidae Belonidae Excoetidae Balistidae Carangidae Clupeidae Hemiramphidae Kyphosidae Labridae Florida Bay Hemiramphidae Hemiramphidae Belonidae Clupeidae Sparidae Belonidae Hemiramphidae Carangidae Gerreidae Haemulidae Ostraciidae Sphyraenidae Tetradontidae Fishing area Common name Atlantic Ocean Ballyhoo Balao Needlefishes Flyingfishes Leatherjackets Jacks Herrings Smallwing flyingfish Sea chubs Wrasses Florida Bay Ballyhoo Silverstripe halfbreak Herrings Porgies Needlefishes Hardhead halfbreak Jacks Mojarras Grunts Boxfishes Barracudas Puffers Fishing area Frequency n Percentage Atlantic Ocean 185 15,280 70.
2006), en septiembre de 2003 las familias dominantes fueron Photichthydae (18%), Hemiramphidae (15%) y Engraulidae (12%), mientras que durante el presente estudio fueron Myctophidae, (26%), Bregmacerotidae (17%) y Bathylagidae (6%).
The present study is the first to follow the diel progression of FOM within the family Hemiramphidae.
The beloniform family Hemiramphidae (garfishes or halfbeaks) are small to medium-size surface-dwelling marine, estuarine, and freshwater fishes.
The highest larval counts were for November and early January and include families common to reefs and estuaries (Balistidae, Lutjanidae) and to coastal areas (Centropomidae, Gerreidae, Haemulidae, Carangidae, Engraulidae, Hemiramphidae, and representative Pleuronectiformes) existing in a common area.
Seis familias mostraron una marcada estacionalidad de su abundancia: Clupeidae, Gerreidae, Hemiramphidae, y Carangidae en la epoca de lluvias; Labrisomidae y Gobiidae en la epoca de nortes.