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Family: Elopidae Tenpounders



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7 species (see list below)

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Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Elops affinis Regan, 1909

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Elops affinis
[Pacific ladyfish]

Photo by Good, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm SL
Elops hawaiensis Regan, 1909

Photo by Good, P.
 
Elops hawaiensis
[Hawaiian ladyfish]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Elops lacerta Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by FAO
 
Elops lacerta
[West African ladyfish]

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 118 cm FL
Elops machnata (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Elops machnata
[Tenpounder]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Elops saurus Linnaeus, 1766

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Elops saurus
[Ladyfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Elops senegalensis Regan, 1909

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Elops senegalensis
[Senegalese ladyfish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 44 cm

 
Elops smithi
[Malacho]
7 Species of Family Elopidae
(Tenpounders)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1909 Elops affinis Pacific ladyfish Eastern Pacific 91 TL
1909 Elops hawaiensis Hawaiian ladyfish Indo-Pacific 120 SL
1847 Elops lacerta West African ladyfish Eastern Atlantic 100 TL
1775 Elops machnata Tenpounder Indo-West Pacific 118 FL
1766 Elops saurus Ladyfish Western Atlantic 100 TL
1909 Elops senegalensis Senegalese ladyfish Eastern Atlantic 90 TL
2010 Elops smithi Malacho Western Atlantic 44



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