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Genus: Euleptorhamphus, Flying Halfbeak, Halfbeaks

All Families:   All Genera:   All Species:

body = very compressed ribbon
C deeply forked
beak very long
pectoral very long





Body extremely elongate, compressed, ribbon-like; upper jaw short and triangular, lower jaw very long; teeth on roof of mouth and tongue; pectorals very long (> ¼ SL); dorsal and anal fins with long bases (20-25 rays), slightly raised front lobes, origins opposite; tail deeply forked, lower lobe larger; scales large and smooth.

A circumtropical genus with two species, one Atlantic species in our region.