Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beloniformes
(Needle fishes) > Hemiramphidae
Etymology: Hyporhamphus: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, rhamphos = beak, bill (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; pelagic-neritic. Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 10 - 14.9 cm
Max length : 16.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9843)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Western Central Pacific: replaces the coastal Hyporhamphus (Hyporhamphus) limbatus in waters around Java, Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines. Also known from the middle of the eastern coast of Queensland, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, and the northern part of Western Australia, and from offshore islands (Ref. 10988).
Occasionally marketed fresh in the Philippines.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Collette, B.B., 1974. The garfishes (Hemiramphidae) of Australia and New Zealand. Records of the Australian Museum 29(2):11-105. (Ref. 10988)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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=0.00234 (0.00104 - 0.00528), b=3.16 (2.97 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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) .