flying fish

any fish of the family Exocoetidae, having stiff and greatly enlarged pectoral fins enabling it to glide considerable distances through the air after leaping from the water.
(initial capital letters) Astronomy. the constellation Volans.

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flying fish
any marine teleost fish of the family Exocoetidae, common in warm and tropical seas, having enlarged winglike pectoral fins used for gliding above the surface of the water

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Flying fish rely on a similar flow of accelerated air from their pectoral fins
  to provide lift to their smaller pelvic fins.
The only ordinary food was provided by one small catch of flying fish.
Reflecting on environmental loss or effusively flying fish in hindsight is not
  made palatable by the absence of actual extinction.
After much time and effort, a flying fish finally cooperates with the camera.
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