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The Exocoetidae are a family of marine fish in the order Beloniformes class Actinopterygii. Fish of this family are known as flying fish. Flying fish can make powerful, self-propelled leaps out of water into air, where their long, wing-like fins enable gliding flight for considerable distances above the water's surface. This uncommon ability is a natural defense mechanism to evade predators.

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  • Title: Exocoetidae sp.
  • Creator: Hakbin Hwang
  • Date: 1986-09-08
  • Location: North Pacific, ORI KH-86-4 Cruise
  • Publisher: Seodaemun Museum of Natural History

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