Hemiramphus faris commonly referred to as Black-barred halfbeak. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 5052 AphiaID: 126389 Scientific: Hemiramphus far German: Halbschnäbler English: Black-barred Halfbeak Category: Beloniformes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Beloniformes (Order) > Hemiramphidae (Family) > Hemiramphus (Genus) > far (Species) Initial determination: (Forsskål, ), 1775 Occurrence: , Sudan Algeria, Australia, China, Comores, Cook Islands, East Africa, Egypt, Fiji, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Somalia, South-Africa, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Seychelles, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Indian Ocean Size: 11.81" - 17.72" (30cm - 45cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Algae, Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Phytoplankton, Predatory Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2013-01-20 18:08:54
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Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia.
Migrated to the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal.
Occur in coastal waters of high islands and continental shorelines; generally in areas rich in vegetation and sand flats.
Form schools. Adults feed mainly on sea grasses, to a lesser extent on green algae and diatoms. Breed in estuaries.
Esox far Forsskål, 1775
Esox gladius Lacepède, 1803
Esox marginatus far Forsskål, 1775
Hemiramphus commersonii Cuvier, 1829
Hemiramphus mocquardianus Thominot, 1886
Hemirhamphus commersonii Cuvier, 1829 (misspelling)
Hemirhamphus far (Forsskål, 1775) (misspelling)
Hemirhamphus obesus Castelnau, 1861
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