Family Megalopidae - Tarpons
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 2 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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  Remark
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Chiefly marine; entering fresh water. Distribution: tropical and subtropical waters. Fusiform, compressed body. Mouth terminal, oblique or superior, lower jaw prominent, gular plate ventral between two branches of lower jaw. Pseudo- branchiae absent. Branchiostegal rays: 23-27. Single dorsal fin without spines; dorsal fin rays: 13-21; filamentous last dorsal ray. Pectorals very low. Anal fin rays: 22-29. Pelvic fin rays: 10-11. Conus arteriosus present. Branched tubes radiating over lateral line scales. Swim bladder lying against skull. About 2.2 m maximum length. Larval stage leptocephalic translucid. Large silvery fishes. Can tolerate oxygen-poor water by inhaling air into lung-like swim bladder. Popular sportfishes.
  Etymology
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  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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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 | Megalopidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Megalopidae 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:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
acceptedseniornew
Clupea cyprinoides Broussonet, 1782
synonymseniororiginal2
Elops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
synonymseniornew
! Magalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
synonymseniornew
! Megalops cyoprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
synonymseniornew
Clupea thrissoides Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal2
Megalops filamentosus Lacep├Ęde, 1803
synonymjuniororiginal2
Clupea gigantea Shaw, 1804
synonymjuniororiginal1
Megalops giganteus (Shaw, 1804)
synonymjuniornew
Cyprinodon cundinga Hamilton, 1822
synonymjuniororiginal2
Elops cundinga (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymjuniornew
Megalops cundinga (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymjuniornew
Megalops setipinnis Richardson, 1843
synonymjuniororiginal2
Megalops curtifilis Richardson, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal2
Megalops indicus Valenciennes, 1847
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Megalops macropterus Bleeker, 1866
synonymjuniororiginal2
Megalops oligolepis Bleeker, 1866
synonymjuniororiginal2
Brisbania staigeri Castelnau, 1878
synonymjuniororiginal2
Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes, 1847
acceptedseniororiginal2
Tarpon atlanticus (Valenciennes, 1847)
synonymseniornew
! Megalops atlantica Valenciennes, 1847
synonymseniororiginal
Megalops elongatus Girard, 1859
synonymjuniororiginal2
Clupea cyprinoides (non Broussonet, 1782)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Megalops cyprinoides (non Broussonet, 1782)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Clupea thrissoides (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Megalops thrissoides (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
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