WoRMS taxon details

Elopidae Valenciennes, 1847

153689  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:153689)

accepted
Family
marine
Not documented
Description Chiefly marine; enter estuaries and freshwater, especially as juveniles. Distribution: tropical and subtropical waters. Body...  
Description Chiefly marine; enter estuaries and freshwater, especially as juveniles. Distribution: tropical and subtropical waters. Body fusiform, oval, slightly compressed. Eyes big, partially covered with adipose eyelids. Mouth terminal, upper jaw extending to posterior border of eyes, lower jaw prominent, bony gular plate ventral between its two branches. Lateral line scales usually 95-120. Large pseudobranchiae. Branchiostegal rays 27-35. Usually 20-25 rays in dorsal fin; the last dorsal ray not produced. Rays in anal fin usually 13-18. Pelvic fin with usually 12-16 rays, inserted below or behind dorsal fin origin. Dorsal and anal with base in scaly sheath. Pectorals and pelvics with bony axillary projection. Vertebrae 63-79. Larval stage translucid. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Elopidae Valenciennes, 1847. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=153689 on 2018-06-20
Date
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2005-04-15 14:23:25Z
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2015-04-17 08:48:21Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Type locality 
From other sources
Description Chiefly marine; enter estuaries and freshwater, especially as juveniles. Distribution: tropical and subtropical waters. Body fusiform, oval, slightly compressed. Eyes big, partially covered with adipose eyelids. Mouth terminal, upper jaw extending to posterior border of eyes, lower jaw prominent, bony gular plate ventral between its two branches. Lateral line scales usually 95-120. Large pseudobranchiae. Branchiostegal rays 27-35. Usually 20-25 rays in dorsal fin; the last dorsal ray not produced. Rays in anal fin usually 13-18. Pelvic fin with usually 12-16 rays, inserted below or behind dorsal fin origin. Dorsal and anal with base in scaly sheath. Pectorals and pelvics with bony axillary projection. Vertebrae 63-79. Larval stage translucid. [details]
 



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English tenpounders  [details]
Japanese カライワシ  [details]