Atlantic Flyingfish (Juvenile) (Cheilopogon melanurus)

Also known as No other name

Description

Also known as - No other name

Found near the surface in coastal areas, they can fly for long distances.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 32cm
Depth - 0-20m
Widespread Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean

Flying fish are all over the world and are able to fly for up to 50 meters at a time, which enables them to escape predators.
Their name has been given to the Constellation Volans, numerous ships and boats and also to the Exocet guided missiles. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Cheilopogon-melanurus

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