Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beloniformes
(Needle fishes) > Exocoetidae
Etymology: Cheilopogon: Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, pogon = barbed, beard (Ref. 45335); olgae: Named for Olga Vladimirovna Parina, author's wife.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic. Tropical, preferred ?
Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82420)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by its large size (SL to 25 ?m), moderate (43-46) number of vertebrae, 26-32 predorsal scales, and 7-9 scales in the oblique transverse row between the dorsal fin origin and the lateral line; pectoral fin I with 13-15 rays; 20-26 branchial rakers (usually 22-24); jaw teeth very small (dental index 0.07-0.09); no palatine teeth; pectoral fins dark gray with an oblique light triangular stripe ('mirror'), narrowing upwards and extending to the 4th ray from below; ventral fins of adults have a large bright black spot in the distal part; the specific feature of coloration clearly distinguishes the described species from all other species of Ptenichthys (Ref. 82420).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Parin, N.V., 2009. Cheilopogon olgae (Exocoetidae) - a new species of flying fish from the waters of Western Australia. J. Ichthyol. 49(3):271. (Ref. 82420)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00427 (0.00160 - 0.01136), b=3.12 (2.89 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .