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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Hemiramphidae Halfbeaks

Genus: Hyporhamphus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hyporhamphus acutus Pacific halfbeak Pacific Ocean 30 TL 1872
Hyporhamphus affinis Tropical halfbeak Indo-Pacific 38 SL 1866
Hyporhamphus australis Eastern sea garfish Southwest Pacific 39.8 SL 1866
Hyporhamphus balinensis Balinese garfish Indo-Pacific 16.5 SL 1858
Hyporhamphus brederi South America 10 SL 1948
Hyporhamphus capensis Cape halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 16 TL 1886
Hyporhamphus collettei Western Atlantic 16.8 SL 2010
Hyporhamphus dussumieri Dussumier's halfbeak Indo-Pacific 38 SL 1847
Hyporhamphus erythrorinchus Western Indian Ocean 1821
Hyporhamphus gamberur Red Sea halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 37 TL 1837
Hyporhamphus gernaerti Northwest Pacific 16.1 SL 1847
Hyporhamphus gilli Choelo halfbeak Eastern Pacific 17 SL 1923
Hyporhamphus ihi Southwest Pacific 26 SL 1932
Hyporhamphus improvisus Shortfin halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 18 TL 1933
Hyporhamphus intermedius Asian pencil halfbeak Northwest Pacific 20.3 TL 1842
Hyporhamphus limbatus Congaturi halfbeak Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1847
Hyporhamphus meeki American halfbeak Western Atlantic 20.9 SL 1993
Hyporhamphus melanochir Southern garfish Eastern Indian Ocean 52 SL 1847
Hyporhamphus melanopterus Western Pacific 17 SL 1978
Hyporhamphus mexicanus Mexican halfbeak Central America 17.3 SL 1959
Hyporhamphus naos Pacific silverstripe halfbeak Eastern Pacific 22.9 SL 2001
Hyporhamphus neglectissimus Black-tipped garfish Indo-West Pacific 14.4 SL 1980
Hyporhamphus neglectus Western Central Pacific 16.5 SL 1866
Hyporhamphus pacificus Acute halfbeak Eastern Central Pacific 15.4 SL 1900
Hyporhamphus paucirastris Western Central Pacific 17.2 SL 1978
Hyporhamphus picarti African halfbeak Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1847
Hyporhamphus quoyi Quoy's garfish Indo-West Pacific 31.2 SL 1847
Hyporhamphus regularis River garfish Oceania 37 TL 1866
Hyporhamphus roberti hildebrandi Central American halfbeak Western Central Atlantic 18.6 SL 1927
Hyporhamphus roberti roberti Slender halfbeak Western Central Atlantic 32 TL 1847
Hyporhamphus rosae California halfbeak Eastern Pacific 15 TL 1880
Hyporhamphus sajori Japanese halfbeak Northwest Pacific 40 TL 1846
Hyporhamphus sindensis Sind halfbeak Western Indian Ocean. 25 TL 1905
Hyporhamphus snyderi Skipper halfbeak Eastern Pacific 15 SL 1923
Hyporhamphus taiwanensis Asia 15.1 SL 1986
Hyporhamphus unicuspis Simpletooth halfbeak Indian Ocean 31.5 TL 1978
Hyporhamphus unifasciatus Common halfbeak Western Atlantic 30 TL 1841
Hyporhamphus xanthopterus Red-tipped halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1847
Hyporhamphus yuri Northwest Pacific 25 SL 1978



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