A new species of ladyfish, of the genus Elops (Elopiformes: Elopidae), from the western Atlantic Ocean. Zootaxa 29– Taxonomic Notes: Elops saurus. Elops saurus. This long, slender, silvery fish has elongated and pointed fins, including a deeply forked caudal (tail) fin. It grows to 3 feet long. Elops saurus Linnaeus, (Download Help) Elops saurus TSN Species, Elops saurus Linnaeus, – ladyfish, banano, machete del Atlántico .

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Views Read Edit View history. The ladyfish is a member of Elopidae, a primitive family of bony fishes, along with the tarpon.

This Elopiformes -related article is a stub. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The ladyfish or tenpounder Elops saurus is a species of fish in the genus Elopsthe only genus in the monotypic family Elopidae. Also found in brackish estuaries and juveniles are common in lagoons and hyper-saline bays Elo;s. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Marine; brackish; reef-associated; pH range: Scales small, more than in lateral line.

Off the coast of Florida, spawning is thought to occur during the fall months. Neither the eggs nor yolk-sac larvae have been described for the ladyfish. A new species of ladyfish, of the genus Elops Elopiformes: Although ladyfish is marketed fresh, salted and elopss, it is considered as having little value as food due to the meat being bony and dry.


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This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico: Elopidaefrom the western Atlantic Ocean. Occur in shallow neritic areas, over muddy bottoms Ref. Gular plate narrow Ref. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. An annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of Texas, with keys to identification of species.

Texas, Louisiana, and Adjacent Waters. The lateral line runs straight down the length of the fish. Body long, rounded in cross section Ross The ladyfish wlops also found in the waters surrounding Bermuda.

Terminal Hubbs et al.

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Synonymy No information at this time. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The conclusion of Stage I results with the development of the fully formed leptocephalus larvae. Stage III is the second period of length increase that terminates with the beginning of the juvenile stage. During Stage II, the larvae decrease markedly in length and gradually lose ribbon-like leptocephalic morphology.

This page was last edited on 23 Aprilat Food Habits Larvae do not forage, but instead absorb nutrients directly from the water. Families Elopidae and Albulidae. Global conservation status and research needs for tarpons Megalopidaeladyfishes Elopidae and bonefishes Eloops.


WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Elops saurus Linnaeus,

Mechanisms maintaining sympatric distributions of two ladyfish Elopidae: Inhabits most of the bays and estuaries of the state; specimens also found in the lower reaches of coastal streams Hubbs et al. When hooked, the ladyfish yields good sport to the light-tackle angler. Adult ladyfish are susceptible to piscivorous birds, sharks, porpoises, and alligators.

Summary suarus Point data Common names Photos. The caudal lobes of the ladyfish are long and slender. Late in State II, and throughout Stage III, the larvae undergo pronounced changes in body, including decreases in body depth, snout length, dorsal leops anal fin heights, and pectoral fin size.

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As the larvae grow, they feed primarily on zooplankton as well as insects and small fishes. Phylogeny and morphologically similar fishes The ladyfish is a member of Elopidae, a primitive family of bony fishes, along with the tarpon. Elops saurus Linnaeus Moderate vulnerability 38 of