Species Details

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Zenarchopterus ectuntio

Ectuntio Halfbeak Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Zenarchopterus ectuntio
Family : Hemiramphidae
Order : Beloniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Ectuntio Halfbeak
Habitat : Rivers and estuaries
Description : Slender,slightly compressed body is observed in Ectuntio Halfbeak species where it is tapering at both ends.Body color shows dull greenish brown with a narrow,indistinct lateral band.Lower jaw is 3 times longer than that of the upper jaw.Dorsal fin commences slightly anterior to the anal fin having a rounded caudal fin.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Hajbun Tasnim Preety, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: www.fishbase.in, Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 23).photo credit and copyright:Raghavan, P. Rajeev([email protected]),www.fishbase.se. more information please contact with us.