species: Hyporhamphus dussumieri cf in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Hyporhamphus dussumieri cf


©Anne Hoggett: Hyporhamphus dussumieri cf at surface near Loomis Beach, Lizard Island lagoon, at night.

©Lyle Vail: Hyporhamphus dussumieri cf at night near surface close to beach at Lizard Island Research Station.

©Lyle Vail: Hyporhamphus dussumieri cf at night near surface close to beach at Lizard Island Research Station.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Beloniformes
Family Hemiramphidae
Genus Hyporhamphus
Species Hyporhamphus dussumieri cf

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Distinguishing features

This is the common garfish or halfbeak in shallow water close to Lizard Island Research Station. It has a very short upper jaw, very elongate lower jaw and a forked tail with the lower lobe larger than the upper. The name is tentative because the id has not been confirmed by an expert.

Size

  • Up to 30 cm (length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

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Distribution

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References

References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.