WoRMS taxon details

Megalopidae Jordan & Gilbert, 1883

125467  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125467)

accepted
Family
Genus Megalops Lacepède, 1803
  » Species Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes, 1847
  » Species Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
  » Species Megalops atlantica Valenciennes, 1847 accepted as Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes, 1847 (misspelling)
  » Species Megalops bimaculata Lesueur, 1847 accepted as Dorosoma cepedianum (Lesueur, 1818)
  » Species Megalops cepediana Lesueur, 1818 accepted as Dorosoma cepedianum (Lesueur, 1818)
  » Species Megalops cundinga (Hamilton, 1822) accepted as Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
  » Species Megalops curtifilis Richardson, 1846 accepted as Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
  » Species Megalops cyoprinoides (Broussonet, 1782) accepted as Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782) (misspelling)
  » Species Megalops elongatus Girard, 1859 accepted as Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes, 1847
  » Species Megalops filamentosus Lacepède, 1803 accepted as Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
  » Species Megalops giganteus (Shaw, 1804) accepted as Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
  » Species Megalops indicus Valenciennes, 1847 accepted as Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
  » Species Megalops kundinga Bleeker, 1866 accepted as Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782) (synonym)
  » Species Megalops macrophthalmus Bleeker, 1851 accepted as Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
  » Species Megalops macropterus Bleeker, 1866 accepted as Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
  » Species Megalops notata Lesueur, 1818 accepted as Opisthonema oglinum (Lesueur, 1818)
  » Species Megalops oglina Lesueur, 1818 accepted as Opisthonema oglinum (Lesueur, 1818)
  » Species Megalops oligolepis Bleeker, 1866 accepted as Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
  » Species Megalops setipinnis Richardson, 1843 accepted as Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
  » Species Megalops thrissoides Bloch & Schneider, 1873 accepted as Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes, 1847

Genus Brisbania Castelnau, 1878 accepted as Megalops Lacepède, 1803
Genus Magalops accepted as Megalops Lacepède, 1803 (misspelling)
marine, brackish, fresh
Not documented
Description Chiefly marine; entering fresh water. Distribution: tropical and subtropical waters. Fusiform, compressed body. Mouth...  
Description Chiefly marine; entering fresh water. Distribution: tropical and subtropical waters. Fusiform, compressed body. Mouth terminal, oblique or superior, lower jaw prominent, gular plate ventral between two branches of lower jaw. Pseudo- branchiae absent. Branchiostegal rays: 23-27. Single dorsal fin without spines; dorsal fin rays: 13-21; filamentous last dorsal ray. Pectorals very low. Anal fin rays: 22-29. Pelvic fin rays: 10-11. Conus arteriosus present. Branched tubes radiating over lateral line scales. Swim bladder lying against skull. About 2.2 m maximum length. Larval stage leptocephalic translucid.  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2022). FishBase. Megalopidae Jordan & Gilbert, 1883. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125467 on 2022-01-20
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 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 van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & Van der Laan, R. (eds). (2021). ECoF. Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version accessed dd mmm 2021., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description Chiefly marine; entering fresh water. Distribution: tropical and subtropical waters. Fusiform, compressed body. Mouth terminal, oblique or superior, lower jaw prominent, gular plate ventral between two branches of lower jaw. Pseudo- branchiae absent. Branchiostegal rays: 23-27. Single dorsal fin without spines; dorsal fin rays: 13-21; filamentous last dorsal ray. Pectorals very low. Anal fin rays: 22-29. Pelvic fin rays: 10-11. Conus arteriosus present. Branched tubes radiating over lateral line scales. Swim bladder lying against skull. About 2.2 m maximum length. Larval stage leptocephalic translucid.  [details]
LanguageName 
English tarpons  [details]
Japanese イセゴイ科  [details]