Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beloniformes
(Needle fishes) > Hemiramphidae
Etymology: Hyporhamphus: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, rhamphos = beak, bill (Ref. 45335); collettei: Named for Bruce B. Collette.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - ? m. Tropical
Western Atlantic: endemic to the nearshore marine waters of Bermuda.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86266)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15 - 18. This small slender species is distinguished by the following set of characters: adults with dorsal- and anal-fin bases covered with scales; pectoral-fin rays 9-10; total gill rakers on first arch 26-32; body slender with ratio of body depth at pectoral-fin origin to standard length usually less than 0.12 (<0.12 in 95% of 79 specimens examined); ratio of body depth at pelvic fin to standard length usually less than 0.12 (<0.12 in 89% of 79 specimens examined) (ref. 86266).
A marine inshore species inhabit sandy areas with sea grasses (i.e., Thalassia) where they have been reported to feed on fresh broken off pieces of sea grass (Ref. 86266).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Banford, H.M., 2010. Hyporhamphus collettei, a new species of inshore halfbeak (Hemiramphidae) endemic to Bermuda, with comments on the biogeography of the Hyporhamphus unifasciatus species group. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 123(4):345-358. (Ref. 86266)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00219 (0.00099 - 0.00482), b=3.13 (2.95 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .