Hirundichthys rondeletii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Beloniformes Exocoetidae

Scientific Name: Hirundichthys rondeletii (Valenciennes, 1847)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Atlantic Black Wing Flyingfish, Blackwing Flyingfish, Flyingfish, Subtropical Flyingfish
French Exocet Aile Noire
Spanish Golondrina del Mar, Pez Volador, Volador Ala Negra, Volador Aleta Negra, Volador de Alas Negras
Cypselurus polyethmus Fowler, 1919
Cypsilurus rondeletii (Valenciennes, 1847)
Danichthys cribrosus (Kner, 1867)
Danichthys rondeleti (Valenciennes, 1847)
Exocoetus brachycephalus G√ľnther, 1866
Exocoetus cribrosa Kner, 1867
Exocoetus dowii Gill, 1863
Exocoetus lamellifer Kner & Steindachner, 1867
Exocoetus rondeletii Valenciennes, 1847
Exocoetus rubescens Rafinesque, 1818
Exocoetus rufipinnis Valenciennes, 1847
Exocoetus vinciguerrae Jordan & Meek, 1885
Exocoetus volador Jordan, 1884
Exonautes fulvipes Ogilby, 1908
Exonautes gilberti Snyder, 1904
Exonautes nonsuchae Beebe & Tee-Van, 1932
Hirundichthys rondeleti (Valenciennes, 1847)
Prognichthys rondeletii (Valenciennes, 1847)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-05-01
Assessor(s): Collette, B., Carpenter, K. & Meliane, I.
Reviewer(s): Polidoro, B, Livingstone, S. (Global Marine Species Assessment Team)
This species is widely distributed with in the eastern Pacific and there are no known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is circumsubtropical. In the eastern Pacific this species occurs from California to southern Baja California and in the southeastern Gulf of California. It also occurs off Panama, Cocos and the Galapagos and from Ecuador to southern Chile.
Countries occurrence:
Chile; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Mexico; Panama; Peru; United States
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – southeast
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):5
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is an oceanic pelagic species found to 5m. The species has a maximum size of 31cm in southern Chile (Vera and Pequeno, 2002).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures for this species. However, this species' distribution includes a number of Marine Protected Areas.

Citation: Collette, B., Carpenter, K. & Meliane, I. 2010. Hirundichthys rondeletii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T183776A8175047. . Downloaded on 21 October 2017.
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