Family Elopidae - Tenpounders
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 7 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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lower   Cretaceous    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Chiefly marine; enter estuaries and freshwater, especially as juveniles. Distribution: tropical and subtropical waters. Body fusiform, oval, slightly compressed. Eyes big, partially covered with adipose eyelids. Mouth terminal, upper jaw extending to posterior border of eyes, lower jaw prominent, bony gular plate ventral between its two branches. Lateral line scales usually 95-120. Large pseudobranchiae. Branchiostegal rays 27-35. Usually 20-25 rays in dorsal fin; the last dorsal ray not produced. Rays in anal fin usually 13-18. Pelvic fin with usually 12-16 rays, inserted below or behind dorsal fin origin. Dorsal and anal with base in scaly sheath. Pectorals and pelvics with bony axillary projection. Vertebrae 63-79. Larval stage translucid. Gamefish.
  Etymology
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Greek, ellops = a kind of serpent ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
active
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Elopocephalai | Elopocephala | Elopomorpha | Elopiformes | Elopidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Elopidae as currently in FishBase

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This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Elops saurus Linnaeus, 1766
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Elopidae saurus Linnaeus, 1766
synonymseniororiginal
Elops machnata (Forsskål, 1775)
acceptedseniornew
Argentina machnata Forsskål, 1775
synonymseniororiginal2
Elops indicus Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal2
Elops purpurascens Richardson, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal2
Elops capensis Smith, 1838-47
synonymjuniororiginal2
Elops saurus (non Linnaeus, 1766)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Elops hawaiensis (non Regan, 1909)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Elops lacerta Valenciennes, 1847
acceptedseniororiginal2
Elops congicus Boulenger, 1898
synonymjuniororiginal2
Elops affinis Regan, 1909
acceptedseniororiginal2
Elops saurus (non Linnaeus, 1766)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Elops hawaiensis Regan, 1909
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Elops hawaiiensis Regan, 1909
synonymseniororiginal
Elops australis Regan, 1909
synonymjuniororiginal2
Elops senegalensis Regan, 1909
acceptedseniororiginal2
Elops saurus (non Linnaeus, 1766)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Elops smithi McBride, Rocha, Ruiz-Carus & Bowen, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal2
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