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  1. halfbeaknoun

    tropical and subtropical marine and freshwater fishes having an elongated body and long protruding lower jaw

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  1. halfbeaknoun

    Any slender, marine fish of the genus Hemirhamphus, having the upper jaw much shorter than the lower; -- called also balahoo.

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  1. Halfbeak

    Hemiramphidae is a family of fishes that are commonly called halfbeaks, spipe fish or spipefish. They are a geographically widespread and numerically abundant family of epipelagic fish inhabiting warm waters around the world. The halfbeaks are named for their distinctive jaws, in which the lower jaws are significantly longer than the upper jaws. The similar viviparous halfbeaks (family Zenarchopteridae) have often been included in this family. Though not commercially important themselves, these forage fish support artisanal fisheries and local markets worldwide. They are also fed upon by other commercially important predatory fishes, such as billfishes, mackerels, and sharks.

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  1. halfbeak

    A halfbeak is a type of marine or freshwater fish characterized by its distinctive long, slender body and lower jaw which extends out noticeably longer than its upper jaw. They belong to the Hemiramphidae family and are usually surface-dwelling fish, often seen in tropical and subtropical waters. They are named "halfbeak" due to their beak-like jaws where the lower half is significantly longer than the upper half. They are plankton feeders and some species are popular in aquariums.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Halfbeaknoun

    any slender, marine fish of the genus Hemirhamphus, having the upper jaw much shorter than the lower; -- called also balahoo

Wikidata

  1. Halfbeak

    The halfbeaks are a geographically widespread and numerically abundant family of epipelagic fish inhabiting warm waters around the world. The family Hemiramphidae is divided into two subfamilies, the primarily marine Hemiramphinae and the freshwater or estuarine Zenarchopterinae. The halfbeaks are named for their distinctive jaws, in which the lower jaws are significantly longer than the upper jaws. The halfbeaks show an exceptionally wide range of reproductive modes. These include egg-laying, ovoviviparity, and true vivipary where the mother is connected to the developing embryos via a placenta-like structure. In some of the livebearing species, developing embryos are also known to exhibit oophagy or intrauterine cannibalism, where developing embryos feed on eggs or other embryos within the uterus. Though not commercially important themselves, these forage fish support artisanal fisheries and local markets worldwide. They are also fed upon by other commercially important predatory fishes, such as billfishes, mackerels, and sharks. Some halfbeaks are maintained as aquarium fish.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of halfbeak in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of halfbeak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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