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ESTUARINE HALFBEAK Zenaichopteius dispar

SIZE: to 13 cm (5 in.) Halfbeaks - Hemiramphidae

ID: Silvery; slender body with very short upper jaw and elongate sword-like lower jaw: margin of tail straight (not forked). Common in estuaries, but occasionally at surface above ooral reefs and near mangroves.

Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka to Samoa. - Mariana Is. in N Micronesia to New Caledonia.

DUSSUMIER'S HALFBEAK Hyporhamphus dussumien

SIZE: to 30 cm (12 in.) Halfbeaks - Hemiramphidae

ID: Silvery; slender body with very short upper jaw and elongate sword-like lower jaw; tail forked with lower lobe longer than upper. Form schools. Near surface of lagoons and seaward reefs.

Indo-Pacific: E. Africa to French Polynesia. - S.W. Japan to Australia.

BANDED ARCHERFISH Toxotesjaculatiix

SIZE: to 20 cm (8 in.) Archerfishes - Toxotidae

ID: Silvery white with 4 or 5 wedge-shaped black bars on upper half of sides; dorsal fin well back on rear body. Swim near surface; "shoot" down insect prey with jet of water from mouth. Coral reefs adjacent to mangroves. Indo-Asian Pacific: India to Indonesia, New Guinea and Australia.

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