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Megalops elongatus


Megalops elongatus was originally described as Megalops elongatus by Girard in 1859. It belongs to the family Megalopidae. It is found in Fresh, Brackish and Salt water.
Species   elongatus
AuthorWI   Girard [C. F.]
AuthorNI   Girard
Qualification   ---
Year   1859
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Elopiformes Elopiformes
Family   Megalopidae
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Genus   Megalops
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Elopiformes
Family   Megalopidae
Genus   Megalops
Original Name   Megalops        
Taxon Name   elongatus
Original Combination   Megalops elongatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Megalops elongatus
OriginalSubGenus   Megalops
Original Author   Girard
Original AuthorWI   Girard [C. F.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1859
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Long Island, New York, U.S.A. (stray).
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
Journal   Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila.
Citation   v. 11
Page   224

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Megalops atlanticus
Current Species atlanticus
Current Genus Megalops
Current AuthorWI Valenciennes [A.]
Current AuthorNI Valenciennes
Current Year 1847
Current Family Megalopidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat freshwater, brackish, marine.        
Water Fresh, Brackish and Salt water

Current Summary   Synonym of Megalops atlanticus  Valenciennes 1847. Megalopidae.
Name History   •Synonym of Tarpon atlanticus (Valenciennes 1847) -- (Hureau in Whitehead et al. 1984:226 [ref. 13675], Saldanha & Whitehead 1990:120 [ref. 35708]). •Synonym of Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes 1847 -- (Ferraris in Reis et al. 2003:32 [ref. 27061]).

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atlantica Megalops atlantica Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847Synonym
atlanticus Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847Valid
bimaculata Megalops bimaculata Lesueur [C. A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847Synonym
caillentassard Megalops caillentassard Blandowski [W.] 1855Synonym
cepediana Megalops cepediana Lesueur [C. A.] 1818Synonym
cundinga Megalops cundinga (Hamilton [F.] 1822)Synonym
curtifilis Megalops curtifilis Richardson [J.] 1846Synonym
cyprinoides Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet [P. M. A.] 1782)Valid
filamentosus Megalops filamentosus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1803Synonym
giganteus Megalops giganteus (Shaw [G.] 1804)Synonym
indicus Megalops indicus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847Synonym
kundinga Megalops kundinga Bleeker [P.] 1866Synonym
macrophthalmus Megalops macrophthalmus Bleeker [P.] 1851Synonym
macropterus Megalops macropterus Bleeker [P.] 1866Synonym
notata Megalops notata Lesueur [C. A.] 1818Synonym
oglina Megalops oglina Lesueur [C. A.] 1818Synonym
oligolepis Megalops oligolepis Bleeker [P.] 1866Synonym
setipinnis Megalops setipinnis Richardson [J.] 1843Synonym
staigeri Megalops staigeri (Castelnau [F. L.] 1878)Synonym
tenuifilis Megalops tenuifilis Cuvier [G.] in Spix & Agassiz 1829In family
thrissoides Megalops thrissoides Spix [J. B. von] & Agassiz [L.] 1829In family
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