| Hemiramphus, Congaturi halfbeak, Beloniformes, Dussumier's halfbeak, Oxyporhamphus micropterus|
The Jumping halfbeak (Hemiramphus archipelagicus), is a reef-associated, marine species of fish in the family Hemiramphidae. It is a valued commercial fish in tropical countries both dried salted and fresh forms.
Hemiramphus archipelagicus Wikipedia
The body shows typical halfbeak shape with an elongated lower jaw and cylindrical elongated body. They have no spines on fins, but do have 12-15 rays of their dorsal fins and 10-13 rays on their anal fins. The longest recorded Jumping halfbeak was 34 cm long. There are no vertical bars on sides of the body as other halfbeaks.
The Jumping halfbeak is found tropical waters Indo-Pacific oceans extends from Western India, around Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines, New Guinea to western Polynesia. It is found among the water plants and shallow coastal waters.