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- proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Beloniformes — the flying fish.
Flying fish, from the family of marine fish, Exocoetidae, can remain in the air for over forty seconds and cover distances of 400 meters at speeds of 70 km/hr (43 mph).
Exocoetidae, aptly known as flying fish, are a marine fish family comprising about 64 species grouped in seven to nine genera.
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