Flying fish is the common name for members of the family Exocoetidae in the order Beloniformes of the class Actinopterygii. About 64 species are grouped in seven to nine genera. 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. Members of this family live in all the world's oceans, and are popular foodstuffs in many countries.

Flying fish in Alpha and Omega[]

A mysterious mass die-off of flying fish in the central Pacific Ocean was reported by CNN, but pushed to the back of public consciousness by the discovery of Islam's Mahdi.[1]

Flying fish in "The Boring Beast"[]

Sloth-Amok conjured up an inconspicuous 30-foot flying fish as a steed for his familiar Gulp, who had been tasked to deliver a special plum duff to Condom the Trojan. The fish lived long enough to take Gulp to the Lusty Widow where he made his delivery, then it was eaten by cats.

Flying fish in Chicxulub Asteroid Missed[]

Flying fish jumped onto the deck of the Queepahd when the ship sailed the Ocean of Storms. Milvil found them tasty when raw, and even tastier when roasted or fried.

Flying fish in Videssos[]

Flying fish were common in the Videssian waters of the Sailors' Sea.


  1. Alpha and Omega, p. 386.