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Hyporhamphus dussumieri  (Valenciennes, 1847)

Dussumier's halfbeak
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beloniformes (Needle fishes) > Hemiramphidae (Halfbeaks)
Etymology: Hyporhamphus: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, rhamphos = beak, bill (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 6 m (Ref. 86942).   Tropical

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Indo-Pacific: Seychelles (Ref. 2334) through the East Indies, Borneo, Philippines, and New Guinea north to Hong Kong and Okinawa and eastward as far as Tuamoto Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54980); common length : 19.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9843)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 14 - 16; Vertebrae: 56 - 60. Prolonged, beak-like lower jaw, contained in 4.2-5.9 times in SL and 0.95-1.4 times in head length; upper jaw short, triangular, and scaly, its width 0.6-0.9 times in its length; length of preorbital bone contained in 1.7-2.2 times in diameter of orbit and 1.0-1.4 times in length of upper jaw. Total number of gill rakers on first arch 33-47; dorsal and anal fin rays 14-16. Caudal fin forked, with lower lobe longer than upper (Ref. 9843).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Most common around islands and coral reefs (Ref. 6041). Found in schools at surface of lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710, 48635). Marketed fresh and dried salted (Ref. 9843).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Collette, Bruce B. | Collaborators

Collette, B.B., 1974. The garfishes (Hemiramphidae) of Australia and New Zealand. Records of the Australian Museum 29(2):11-105. (Ref. 10988)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.6 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3118 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00214 (0.00098 - 0.00467), b=3.13 (2.95 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.48 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.