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Tarpon elongatus
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Tarpon elongatus

(Girard 1859)
  

Tarpon 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
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Elopiformes Elopiformes
Family   Megalopidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Tarpon
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Elopiformes
Family   Megalopidae
Genus   Tarpon
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
Page   224

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

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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Water   Fresh, Brackish and Salt water
   
Distribution   ---

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], Whitehead 1990:120 [ref. 19325]). • Synonym of Megalops atlanticus  Valenciennes 1847 -- (Ferraris in Reis et al. 2003:32 [ref. 27061]).

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atlanticus Tarpon atlanticus (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847)Synonym
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