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Cheilopogon nigricans

(Cheilopogon nigricans)

Description

Cheilopogon nigricans, the blacksail flyingfish, also known as African flyingfish, or leaping flyingfish, is a flying fish in the family Exocoetidae. It is an oceanodromous, plankton-eating marine fish which has commercial value.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Beloniformes
Family:Exocoetidae
Genus:Cheilopogon
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