WoRMS taxon details

Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)

212253  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212253)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Adults are generally only found at sea, but the young inhabits river mouths, inner bays, and mangrove forests. Occurs at...  
Description Adults are generally only found at sea, but the young inhabits river mouths, inner bays, and mangrove forests. Occurs at temperatures ranging from 28 to 32°C, and salinities from 0 to 100. Mainly diurnal (Ref. 7017). Predaceous, feeding mainly on fish and crustaceans (Refs. 5213; 10982). Breeds offshore in the sea, possibly throughout the year. Known to breath air, rising regularly to the surface to do so. The swimbladder is modified for this purpose (Ref. 7248 and 9710). Cultured in ponds, the fry being sourced from the coasts (Ref. 7050). Utilized fresh and also for its roe (Ref. 9987) <111> Widely distributed in the Inian and Pacific oceans: India, Ceylon, East Indies, Philippines, China, Japan, Formosa, Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia <360> [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212253 on 2018-11-15
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
1998-08-03 12:26:57Z
changed
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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original description  (ofMegalops filamentosus Lacepède, 1803) Lacepède, B.G.E. (1803). Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome Cinquieme. 5(1-21): i-lxviii + 1-803 + index., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30023#page/9/mode/1up [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. <em>AFCD.</em> , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   

context source (RAS) Australian Antarctic Data Centre. , available online at https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/biodiversity/ [details]   

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

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Adults are generally only found at sea, but the young inhabits river mouths, inner bays, and mangrove forests. Occurs at temperatures ranging from 28 to 32°C, and salinities from 0 to 100. Mainly diurnal (Ref. 7017). Predaceous, feeding mainly on fish and crustaceans (Refs. 5213; 10982). Breeds offshore in the sea, possibly throughout the year. Known to breath air, rising regularly to the surface to do so. The swimbladder is modified for this purpose (Ref. 7248 and 9710). Cultured in ponds, the fry being sourced from the coasts (Ref. 7050). Utilized fresh and also for its roe (Ref. 9987) <111> Widely distributed in the Inian and Pacific oceans: India, Ceylon, East Indies, Philippines, China, Japan, Formosa, Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia <360> [details]
 

LanguageName 
English Indo-Pacific tarpon  [details]
Japanese イセゴイ  [details]