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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782) 
AphiaID: 212253

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalopidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalops (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalops Lacepède, 1803
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalops Lacepède, 1803
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrisbania staigeri Castelnau, 1878
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClupea cyprinoides Broussonet, 1782
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClupea thrissoides Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCyprinodon cundinga Hamilton, 1822
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElops cundinga (Hamilton, 1822)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorElops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMagalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalops cundinga (Hamilton, 1822)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalops curtifilis Richardson, 1846
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalops cyoprinoides (Broussonet, 1782) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalops filamentosus Lacepède, 1803
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalops indicus Valenciennes, 1847
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalops macrophthalmus Bleeker, 1851
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalops macropterus Bleeker, 1866
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalops oligolepis Bleeker, 1866
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMegalops setipinnis Richardson, 1843
Sources  basis of record Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-Pacific tarpon  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDermoergasilus amplectens (Dogiel & Akhmerov, 1952) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLernanthropus cadenati Delamare Deboutteville & Nunes-Ruvio, 1954 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (33 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (179 publications) 
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 (35 nucleotides; 55 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212253
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
1998-08-03 12:26:57Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782). 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=212253 on 2014-08-30
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