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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Hemiramphidae Halfbeaks

Genus: Hyporhamphus

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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hyporhamphus acutus (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus acutus
[Pacific halfbeak]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Hyporhamphus affinis (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus affinis
[Tropical halfbeak]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 39.8 cm SL
Hyporhamphus australis (Steindachner, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus australis
[Eastern sea garfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Hyporhamphus balinensis (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hyporhamphus balinensis
[Balinese garfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus brederi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Hyporhamphus capensis
[Cape halfbeak]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.8 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus collettei
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Hyporhamphus dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Seycek, O.
 
Hyporhamphus dussumieri
[Dussumier's halfbeak]
No picture found


 
Hyporhamphus erythrorinchus
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Hyporhamphus gamberur (Rüppell, 1837)

Photo by Photo by Biryukov, V.K.
 
Hyporhamphus gamberur
[Red Sea halfbeak]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.1 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus gernaerti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus gilli
[Choelo halfbeak]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Hyporhamphus ihi Phillipps, 1932

Photo by Photo by SeaFIC
 
Hyporhamphus ihi
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Hyporhamphus improvisus (Smith, 1933)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Hyporhamphus improvisus
[Shortfin halfbeak]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 20.3 cm TL
Hyporhamphus intermedius (Cantor, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus intermedius
[Asian pencil halfbeak]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Hyporhamphus limbatus (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.
 
Hyporhamphus limbatus
[Congaturi halfbeak]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20.9 cm SL
Hyporhamphus meeki Banford & Collette, 1993

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Hyporhamphus meeki
[American halfbeak]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 52 cm SL
Hyporhamphus melanochir (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Hyporhamphus melanochir
[Southern garfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Hyporhamphus melanopterus Collette & Parin, 1978

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hyporhamphus melanopterus
[]



Central America
Max. Length 17.3 cm SL
Hyporhamphus mexicanus Álvarez, 1959

Photo by Photo by Granados-Dieseldorff, P. & M. Christensen
 
Hyporhamphus mexicanus
[Mexican halfbeak]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 22.9 cm SL
Hyporhamphus naos Banford & Collette, 2001

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Hyporhamphus naos
[Pacific silverstripe halfbeak]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL
Hyporhamphus neglectissimus Parin, Collette & Shcherbachev, 1980

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hyporhamphus neglectissimus
[Black-tipped garfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Hyporhamphus neglectus (Bleeker, 1866)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hyporhamphus neglectus
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Hyporhamphus pacificus (Steindachner, 1900)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus pacificus
[Acute halfbeak]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.2 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus paucirastris
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Hyporhamphus picarti (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hyporhamphus picarti
[African halfbeak]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 31.2 cm SL
Hyporhamphus quoyi (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Hyporhamphus quoyi
[Quoy's garfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 37 cm TL

 
Hyporhamphus regularis
[River garfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.6 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus roberti hildebrandi
[Central American halfbeak]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Hyporhamphus roberti roberti (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Hyporhamphus roberti roberti
[Slender halfbeak]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Hyporhamphus rosae
[California halfbeak]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Hyporhamphus sajori (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Miyahara, H.
 
Hyporhamphus sajori
[Japanese halfbeak]



Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Hyporhamphus sindensis (Regan, 1905)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Hyporhamphus sindensis
[Sind halfbeak]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Hyporhamphus snyderi Meek & Hildebrand, 1923

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Hyporhamphus snyderi
[Skipper halfbeak]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus taiwanensis
[]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 31.5 cm TL
Hyporhamphus unicuspis Collette & Parin, 1978

Photo by Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Hyporhamphus unicuspis
[Simpletooth halfbeak]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hyporhamphus unifasciatus (Ranzani, 1841)

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Hyporhamphus unifasciatus
[Common halfbeak]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Hyporhamphus xanthopterus (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Photo by A. Biju Kumar
 
Hyporhamphus xanthopterus
[Red-tipped halfbeak]
No picture found

Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Hyporhamphus yuri
[]



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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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