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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Cheilopogon heterurus (Rafinesque, 1810)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Cheilopogon heterurus Rafinesque-Schmaltz, 1810

Synonyms:

Exocoetus Heterurus Rafinesque-Schmaltz, 1810a, Caratt. Gen. Spec. Sicil.: 58-59 (Palermo, Sicily).
Cypselurus heterurus: Parin, 1960: 253 (subspecies recognized).

Subspecies:

Cheilopogon heterurus heterurus (Rafinesque-Schmaltz, 1810)
Exocoetus Heterurus Rafinesque-Schmaltz, 1810a, Caratt. Gen. Spec. Sicil.: 58-59 (Palermo, Sicily).
Exocoetus volitans (non Linnaeus): Valenciennes, 1846, in Cuv. Val.: 83-92 Day, 1883: 154-156, pl. 128 Fries et al., 1893: 357-361, fig. 94 Nybelin, 1942, in Andersson: 209, fig.
Exocoetus procne De Filippy & Verany, 1859, Mem. R. Acad. Sci. Torino, (2)18: 194-195 (Nice, France), Filippi & Vérany. Syntypes MZUT 451.
Exocoetus maculipinnis Vinciguerra, 1883, Ann. Mas. Civ. Storia nat. Genova, 18: 577 (Tunisia), Vinciguerra. Holotype MSNG 13998.
Cypsilurus heterurus: Bruun, 1935a: 61-64, pl. 4 (fig. 2), pl. 5 (fig. 3) Bruun, 1936, in Joubin, ed., 1929-1938: pl. 145 (fig.) Tortonese, 1937: 234 Bruun, 1938: 295-299, fig. 1 Dollfus, 1955: 41, 119 Nielsen, 1963b: 156.
Cypselurus heterurus: Fowler, 1936: 1242-1243, fig. 533 Breder, 1938: 55-59, fig. 29 (partim) Lozano Rey, 1947: 625-629, fig. 177-179 Dieuzeide et al., 1954: 143-144, fig. Tortonese, 1958b: 321 Springer, 1959: 166-167 Staiger, 1965: 705-714 (partim) Wheeler, 1969: 234-235, pl. 4.
Exocoetus heterurus: Soljan, 1948: 253-254, fig.
Cheilopogon heterurus: Parin, 1961b: 174 (partim).


Common names:

ag meofet [Iw]
chelidonopsaro [He]
fliegender Fisch [De]
flying fish [En]
flyvefisk [Da]
letuchaya ryba [Ru]
pesce volante [It]
pez volador [Es]
poisson volant [Fr]
poletusa [Hr]
uçan [Tu]

Flying fish (Cheilopogon heterurus)