WoRMS taxon details

Elops saurus Linnaeus, 1766

157875  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157875)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Linnaeus, C. (1767). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Ed. 12. 1., Regnum Animale. 1 & 2. <em>Holmiae [Stockholm], Laurentii Salvii.</em> pp. 1-532 [1766] pp. 533-1327 [1767]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83650#5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Distribution Cape Cod to southern Brazil  
Distribution Cape Cod to southern Brazil [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2020). FishBase. Elops saurus Linnaeus, 1766. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157875 on 2020-10-30
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2005-05-24 14:41:52Z
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1767). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Ed. 12. 1., Regnum Animale. 1 & 2. <em>Holmiae [Stockholm], Laurentii Salvii.</em> pp. 1-532 [1766] pp. 533-1327 [1767]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/83650#5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Elops inermis Mitchill, 1814) Mitchill, S.L. (1814). Report, in part, of Samuel L. Mitchill, M. D., ... on the fishes of New-York. New York. 1-28. [details]   

basis of record MacNae, W. & M. Kalk (eds). (1958). A natural history of Inhaca Island, Mozambique. Witwatersrand Univ. Press, Johannesburg. I-iv, 163 pp. [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 Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2019). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (12/2019)., available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Diet Feed mainly on crustaceans and small fishes [details]

Distribution Cape Cod to southern Brazil [details]

Habitat Occur in shallow neritic areas, over muddy bottoms. [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Importance Social - Minor Commercial, gamefish [details]

Reproduction Spawn in the open sea  [details]
LanguageName 
English ladyfish  [details]
Spanish machete del Atlántico  [details]
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