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flying fish

a species of fish (Cypselurus californicus) in which the pectoral fins are enlarged and act as aerofoils when the fish leaps out of the water, enabling it to glide up to 50 m, possibly to escape predators.
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Inshore pelagic fishes include tunas, carangids, flyingfish, sharks and rays.
Mr Cunningham said: "I'm very pleased to have relocated Flyingfish to Cobalt Park.
Flyingfish has taken space in part of the Cobalt Business Exchange (CBX), which is a 120,000sq ft serviced office facility.
Flyingfishes sold by weight were generally a different and smaller species, (sailfin flyingfish, Parexocoetus brachypterus), or damaged Exocoetus/ Cypselurus.
As we passed that inshore rip, we again saw flyingfish and some surface disturbances.
Sapp said the agility of the center console allowed his team to respond quickly to "sprays" of small flyingfish rising from the surface and to free-jumping sails.
I promise them a dollar for every intact flyingfish or full-sized baitfish (such as a ballyhoo) that went down a dolphin or tuna's throat backwards.
Among well-known "baits" found in their bellies were flyingfish.
The Brazilian sardinella (Sardinella brasiliensis), margined flyingfish (Cypselurus cyanopterus), and squid (Loligo sp.