flying fish

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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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Prowse, "The history of road-making in Newfoundland," NQ 2.4 (1903:19); Exocoetus Volitans, "Fly-fishing in Newfoundland," NQ 3.3 (1903: 18).
3.20 Octopodidae Octopus rubescens 3.20 Crustacea Squillidae Squillid mantis shrimps 2.52 Euphausiidae Nyctiphanes simplex 2.52 Galatheidae Pleuroncodes planipes 2.52 Penaeidae Penaeid shrimps 2.52 Teleostei Clupeidae Harengula thrissina 3.10 Phosichthyidae Vinciguerria lucetia 3.00 Hemiramphidae Oxyporhamphus micropterus 3.10 Exocoetidae Exocoetus spp.
SQUATINIDAE Squatina californica 0.02 0.01 DASYATIDIDAE Dasyatis brevis 0.07 0.02 UROLOPHIDAE Urobatis concentricus 0.01 Urobatis halleri 0.00 0.11 0.09 Urobatis maculatus 0.04 0.03 ELOPIDAE Elops affinis 0.13 0.09 MURAENIDAE Gymnomuraena zebra 0.02 0.01 Gymnothorax equatorialis 0.02 0.01 Gymnothorax castaneus 0.09 0.07 0.07 0.06 CLUPEIDAE Harengula trissina 0.03 EXOCOETIDAE Exocoetus spp.