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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElops saurus Linnaeus, 1766 
AphiaID: 157875

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElopiformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorElopidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElops (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElops Linnaeus, 1766
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1766). Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th ed. v. 1 (pt 1): 1-532. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorladyfish  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormachete del Atlántico  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErgasilus mugilis Vogt, 1877 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLernanthropus rathbuni Wilson C.B., 1922 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (17 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (131 nucleotides; 70 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Feed mainly on crustaceans and small fishes [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Cape Cod to southern Brazil [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Occur in shallow neritic areas, over muddy bottoms. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat nektonic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Social - Minor Commercial, gamefish [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Spawn in the open sea  [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157875
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-24 14:41:52Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Elops saurus Linnaeus, 1766. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157875 on 2014-10-26
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