Accepted scientific name:
Exocoetus volitans Linnaeus, 1758 (accepted name) 1 literature reference for Exocoetus volitans Linnaeus, 1758
Synonyms:
Exocaetus commersonnii Lacepède, 1803 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Exocaetus commersonnii Lacepède, 1803
Exocaetus volans Solander, 1846 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Exocaetus volans Solander, 1846
Exocaetus volitans Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Exocaetus volitans Linnaeus, 1758
Exocetus volitans Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Exocetus volitans Linnaeus, 1758
Exocoetus commersonii Lacepède, 1803 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Exocoetus commersonii Lacepède, 1803
Exocoetus commersonnii Lacepède, 1803 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Exocoetus commersonnii Lacepède, 1803
Exocoetus evolans Linnaeus, 1766 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Exocoetus evolans Linnaeus, 1766
Exocoetus volans Solander, 1846 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Exocoetus volans Solander, 1846
Exocoetus volitans vagabundus Whitley, 1937 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Exocoetus volitans vagabundus Whitley, 1937
Halocypselus evolans (Linnaeus, 1766) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Halocypselus evolans (Linnaeus, 1766)
Common names:
Common name Language Country
Tropiese tweevlerk-vliëende vis Afrikaans Namibia Click here to show the literature
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Tropiese tweevlerk-vlieënde vis Afrikaans South Africa Click here to show the literature
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Oranyola Catalan Spain Click here to show the literature
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Pósse Creole, Portuguese Cape Verde Click here to show the literature
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Voador Creole, Portuguese Cape Verde Click here to show the literature
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Poletuša Croatian Croatia Click here to show the literature
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Flyvefisk Danish Denmark Click here to show the literature
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Tropisk tovinget flyvefisk Danish Denmark Click here to show the literature
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Vliegende vis Dutch Netherlands Click here to show the literature
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Blue flying fish English UK Click here to show the literature
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Common flying-fish English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Cosmopolitan flyingfish English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Cosmopolitan flyingfish English Papua N Guin Click here to show the literature
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Flying fish English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Flying fish English Azores Is Click here to show the literature
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Flyingfish English Azores Is Click here to show the literature
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Flyingfish English Hawaii Click here to show the literature
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Flyingfish English Uruguay Click here to show the literature
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Flyingfish English USA Click here to show the literature
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Linne's flying fish English UK Click here to show the literature
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Sharpfinned flyingfish English Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Tropical two wing flyingfish English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Tropical two-wing English Azores Is Click here to show the literature
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Tropical Two-wing Flyingfish English Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Tropical two-wing flyingfish English India Click here to show the literature
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Tropical two-wing flyingfish English South Africa Click here to show the literature
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Tropical two-wing flyingfish English St Helena Click here to show the literature
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Tropical two-wing flyingfish English UK Click here to show the literature
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Tropical two-wing flyingfish English USA Click here to show the literature
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Two winged flying fish English India Click here to show the literature
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Two-wing flyingfish English Australia Click here to show the literature
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Two-wing flyingfish English Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Dzodzodroe Ewe Togo Click here to show the literature
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Liitokala Finnish Finland Click here to show the literature
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Exocet commun French France Click here to show the literature
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Exocet volant French France Click here to show the literature
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Poisson volant French France Click here to show the literature
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Poisson volant French Mauritius Click here to show the literature
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Poisson volant French Reunion Click here to show the literature
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Poisson volant French Togo Click here to show the literature
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Fliegender Fisch German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Flugfisch German Namibia Click here to show the literature
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Χελιδονόψαρο Greek Greece Click here to show the literature
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Χελιδονόψαρο τροπικών Greek Greece Click here to show the literature
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Chelidonópsaro Greek Greece Click here to show the literature
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Chelidonopsaro tropikon Greek Greece Click here to show the literature
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Jira Gujarati India Click here to show the literature
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Flugfiskur Icelandic Iceland Click here to show the literature
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Esoceto volante Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Exoceto Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Pesce volante Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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Idaten-tobi-uo Japanese Japan Click here to show the literature
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상날치 Korean Korea Rep Click here to show the literature
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Parava-kola Malayalam India Click here to show the literature
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大头飞鱼 Mandarin Chinese China Main Click here to show the literature
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大頭飛魚 Mandarin Chinese China Main Click here to show the literature
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大頭飛魚 Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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飛烏 Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Click here to show the literature
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飞乌 Mandarin Chinese China Main Click here to show the literature
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Kathala Marathi India Click here to show the literature
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Pakharu-masa Marathi India Click here to show the literature
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Flygefisk Norwegian Norway Click here to show the literature
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Ptaszor Polish Poland Click here to show the literature
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Cajaleo Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Coió Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Holandês Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Peixe voador Portuguese Azores Is Click here to show the literature
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Peixe voador Portuguese Cape Verde Click here to show the literature
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Peixe-voado Portuguese Cape Verde Click here to show the literature
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Peixe-voador Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Peixe-voador Portuguese Madeira Is Click here to show the literature
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Peixe-voador Portuguese Portugal Click here to show the literature
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Pirabebe Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Santo Antônio Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Tainhota Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Voador Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Voador Portuguese Madeira Is Click here to show the literature
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Voador verdadeiro Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Voador-cascudo Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Voador-de-pedra Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Voador-do-fundo Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Peste zburator Rumanian Romania Click here to show the literature
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летучая рыба двукрылая Russian Russian Fed Click here to show the literature
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Malolo Samoan Samoa Click here to show the literature
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Poletusa Serbian Serbia Click here to show the literature
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Maha piha massa Sinhalese Sri Lanka Click here to show the literature
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Poletaš Slovene Slovenia Click here to show the literature
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Lisa voladora Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Pez volador Spanish Peru Click here to show the literature
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Pez volador Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Pez volador Spanish Uruguay Click here to show the literature
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Pez volador común Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Volador Spanish Dominican Rp Click here to show the literature
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Volador Spanish Mexico Click here to show the literature
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Volador Spanish Nicaragua Click here to show the literature
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Volador Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Volador Tropical Spanish Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Volador tropical Spanish Mexico Click here to show the literature
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Flygfisk Swedish Sweden Click here to show the literature
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Större flygfisk Swedish Sweden Click here to show the literature
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Iliw Tagalog Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Lawin Tagalog Philippines Click here to show the literature
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Uçan balik Turkish Turkey Click here to show the literature
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Cá Chu?n bay Vietnamese Viet Nam Click here to show the literature
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Classification:
Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Beloniformes
Family Exocoetidae
Genus Exocoetus
Distribution: Widespread in tropical and subtropical zones of all oceans including the western Mediterranean Sea and part of the Caribbean Sea (Ref. 3720), probably absent in the inland seas of southeastern Asia (Sulawesi Sea, Sulu Sea, Flores, Banda, Ceram and Halmahera seas (Ref. 27313)), and the Benguela Current (Ref. 4498). Eastern Pacific: Mexico to central Chile; also the Galapagos and Hawaii. Western Pacific: Japan, Marshall Islands, Philippines, Australia (Ref. 5530), and Tahiti.
Additional data: -
Source database: FishBase, Jan 2010
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: Group expert : Parin, N. V., Data last modified by FishBase 20-Jan-1997
Online resource: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=1032
CoL taxon LSID: urn:lsid:catalogueoflife.org:taxon:215d33c8-60a7-102d-be47-00304854f810:ac2010