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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Hemiramphidae Halfbeaks

Genus: Hemiramphus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hemiramphus archipelagicus Jumping halfbeak Indo-Pacific 34 TL 1978
Hemiramphus balao Balao halfbeak Western Atlantic 40 TL 1821
Hemiramphus bermudensis Bermuda halfbeak Western Central Atlantic 44 TL 1962
Hemiramphus brasiliensis Ballyhoo halfbeak Western Atlantic 55 TL 1758
Hemiramphus convexus Halfbeak Indo-West Pacific 23 TL 1922
Hemiramphus depauperatus Tropical half-beak fish Pacific Ocean 34.6 SL 1839
Hemiramphus far Black-barred halfbeak Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1775
Hemiramphus lutkei Lutke's halfbeak Pacific Ocean 40 SL 1847
Hemiramphus marginatus Yellowtip halfbeak Western Indian Ocean 26 SL 1775
Hemiramphus robustus Three-by-two garfish Western Pacific 31.5 SL 1866
Hemiramphus saltator Longfin halfbeak Eastern Pacific 48 TL 1904



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