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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Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.

Elops saurus Linnaeussaursu The head of the ladyfish is small and pointed with a large terminal mouth. Elopidaefrom the western Atlantic Ocean.

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Synonymy No information at this time. Retrieved from ” https: Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Discover Fishes Elops saurus. This species uses estuarine areas and hypersaline lagoons; changes in the quality of these habitats may affect this species’ population dynamics.


Both of these fish produce elongate, transparent larva called leptacephalus, a szurus type that is characteristic of eels, indicating a close relationship between these otherwise dissimilar fishes Hildebrand Entered by Luna, Susan M. It lives to depths of feet 50 m.

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Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. The body is rough with small, thin, silvery scales. As a thermophilic fish, the ladyfish has been reported in cold-related fish kills in Florida. Taxonomy InCarl Linnaeus first described the ladyfish as Elops saurus. Inhabits most of the bays and estuaries of the state; specimens also found in the lower reaches of coastal streams Hubbs et al. Noted for their habit of ssurus along the surface of the water and saurjs jumping after being hooked Ref.

Texas, Louisiana, and Adjacent Waters. Views Read Edit View history. They lack gills and red blood cells and have a gut that is not open. Size, Age, and Growth The ladyfish grows to a maximum length of 3 feet 1 m and weight of about 15 pounds 6.


Marketed fresh, salted and frozen but considered a second rate food fish Ref. Gular plate narrow Ref. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Anal fin soft rays Ross 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.

Moderate vulnerability 38 of Occasionally this fish is found several miles offshore. Coloration Dorsally, the ladyfish is silvery blue to greenish while ventrally and laterally they appear silver in color. The ladyfish is a member of Elopidae, a primitive family of bony fishes, along with the tarpon. Global conservation status and research needs for tarpons Megalopidaeladyfishes Elopidae and bonefishes Albulidae. Scales sauruz, more than in lateral line.

A new species of ladyfish, of the genus Elops Elopiformes:

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