| Common names: flyingfish (English), volador (Espanol) |
Cheilopogon atrisignis (Jenkins, 1903)
Elongate, broadly cylindrical body that is relatively deep (depth < 16% of SL); head short, < 22% of SL; snout short and blunt; mouth small, jaws ~ equal length, or lower a little longer, top one not protrusible; jaw teeth with 1 point, sometimes with smaller secondary points; sides of roof of mouth with teeth; fins without spines; 14-16 dorsal rays; 9-10 anal rays; pectoral reaches past anal base, its 1st ray unbranched; pelvic origin nearer operculum than base of tail fin, fin long, reaches past anal origin; anal origin under 6th dorsal ray; tail deeply forked with a longer lower lobe; lateral line low on the body, no branch to origin of pectoral; scales large, smooth, easily shed; 33-34 scales in front of dorsal fin; juveniles with 2 fused barbels under chin.
Red-brown above, silver below; dorsal grey with dark spot in middle; pectorals dark, with numerous small black spots, rear border narrowly clear; anal clear; tail grey-brown; pelvics rays grey, membrane clear.
Size: 33 cm.
Habitat: surface pelagic, around offshore islands.
Depth: 0-5 m.
Indo-Pacific; the Revillagigedos and the Galapagos.
Global Endemism: All species, TEP non-endemic, Indo-Pacific only (Indian + Pacific Oceans), "Transpacific" (East + Central &/or West Pacific)
Regional Endemism: All species, Eastern Pacific non-endemic, Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) non-endemic, Island (s), Island (s) only
Climate Zone: Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos), Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
Catalog Number: USNM 50713
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): O. Jenkins
Year Collected: 1889
Locality: Honolulu, Hawaii., Oahu, Hawaii, United States, Hawaiian Islands, Pacific
- Type: Jenkins, O. P. 1903. Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission. 22 (for 1902): 436, pl. 111.
Inshore/Offshore: Offshore Only, Offshore
Water Column Position: Surface, Water column only
Habitat: Water column
FishBase Habitat: Pelagic
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.
Depth range (m): 940 - 940
Temperature range (°C): 7.068 - 7.068
Nitrate (umol/L): 23.256 - 23.256
Salinity (PPS): 35.116 - 35.116
Oxygen (ml/l): 4.111 - 4.111
Phosphate (umol/l): 1.562 - 1.562
Silicate (umol/l): 17.553 - 17.553
Note: this information has not been validated. Check this *note*. Your feedback is most welcome.
Recorded at 20 meters.
Diet: zooplankton, pelagic fish eggs, pelagic fish larvae
Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cheilopogon atrisignis
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
CITES: Not listed
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
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