Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Hyporhamphus
Family: Hemiramphidae (Fish/Osteichthyes)
Taxon : Fish
Group : Animal

SPECIES
capensis
NOTES

An endemic species with an elongate body. The dorsal and anal fins are near the tail fin. The lower lobe of the tail is longer than the upper lobe. The lower jaw is an elongate, toothless, spear-like beak. Feeds mainly on zooplankton and floating seagrass.


AUTHORITY
(Thominot, 1886)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Has scales on the upper jaw and a bony ridge just in front of the eye.
Colour: Silver
Common Name
Cape halfbeak
Habitat
NOTES: Most commonly seen at night. Often leaps and skitters on the surface
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
Food
Edible but full of fine bones
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Hemiramphus capensis
Hemiramphus knysnaensis
Hyporhampus knysnaensis



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