Japanese flyingfish

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phylum Chordata The Japanese flyingfish is a marine fish in the order Beloniformes of class Actinopterygii. The Japanese flyingfish live in Northwest Pacific, near southern Japan and Taiwan.

Their most striking feature is their pectoral fins, which are unusually large, and enable the fish to hide and escape from predators by leaping out of the water and flying through air a few feet above the water's surface.

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class Actinopterygii
order Beloniformes
family Exocoetidae
species Cheilopogon agoo