WoRMS taxon details

Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes, 1847

126430  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126430)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution Nova Scotia to Brazil  
Distribution Nova Scotia to Brazil [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes, 1847. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=126430 on 2018-05-24
Date
action
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description  (ofTarpon atlanticus (Valenciennes, 1847)) Cuvier, G.; Valenciennes, A. (1847). Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome dix-neuvième. Suite du livre dix-neuvième. Brochets ou Lucioïdes. Livre vingtième. De quelques familles de Malacoptérygiens, intermédiaires entre les Brochets et les Clupes. 19: i-xix + 1-544 + 6 pp. Pls. 554-590. [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source Wade, R.A. 1969. Ecology of juvenile tarpon and effects of dieldrin on two associated species. Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, Washington, D.C. Technical Papers of the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife: 41. 85 p. [details]   

additional source Welshman, D., S. Kohler, J. Black and L. Van Guelpen. 2003. An atlas of distributions of Canadian Atlantic fishes. , available online at http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/FishAtlas/default.htm [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   

additional source Cuvier, G.; Valenciennes, A. (1847). Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome dix-neuvième. Suite du livre dix-neuvième. Brochets ou Lucioïdes. Livre vingtième. De quelques familles de Malacoptérygiens, intermédiaires entre les Brochets et les Clupes. 19: i-xix + 1-544 + 6 pp. Pls. 554-590.
page(s): 398 [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofTarpon atlanticus (Valenciennes, 1847)) Röse, A.F. (1793). Petri Artedi Angermannia--Sueci synonymia nominum piscium fere omnium. Ichthyologiae pars IV. Grypeswaldiae. 2: i-ii + 1-140. [details]   

additional source  (ofTarpon atlanticus (Valenciennes, 1847)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofMegalops elongatus Girard, 1859) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofMegalops giganteus (Shaw, 1804)) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofMegalops atlantica Valenciennes, 1847) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Diet Feeds on fishes like sardines, anchovies, Mugilidae, Centropomus, Cichilidae and crabs  [details]

Distribution Nova Scotia to Brazil [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Habitat Occasionally found in Canadian Atlantic waters.pelagic species, found to depths of 30 m, often in river mouths entering fresh water; some populations may complete their whole life cycle in fresh water. [details]

Importance Social- Commercial, aquaculture, gamefish  [details]

Reproduction Spawns from June to August, external fertilization, open water/ substratum egg scatterers  [details]

Synonymy Synonym in Eschmeyer, W.: Catalog of fisches; California Academy of Sciences, department Ichtyology. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English tarpon  [details]
Spanish sábalo  [details]