Elops affinis, Machete : fisheries, gamefish

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Elops affinis Regan, 1909

Machete
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Elopiformes (Tarpons and tenpounders) > Elopidae (Tenpounders)
Etymology: Elops: Greek, ellops = a kind of serpent (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Regan.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; marina; brackvatten; havsvandrande (Ref. 51243); djupintervall 0 - 10 m (Ref. 96339).   Subtropical; 36°N - 19°S, 122°W - 70°W (Ref. 118622)

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Eastern Pacific: Mandalay Beach, southern California, USA to Peru, including the Gulf of California.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 91.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 28050); common length : 50.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 9297)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 0; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 20-27; Taggstrålar i analfenan 0; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 12 - 18; Ryggkotor: 78 - 82. Body slender and elongate; mouth large and terminal; bony plate present between branches of lower jaw; branchiostegal rays very numerous (25 to 35); fins lacking spines; lower branch of first gill arch with 16 to 20 gill rakers; scales very small, 100 to 120 in the lateral line; back dark blue-green to light brown; flanks silvery with slight yellow highlights; fins slightly yellowish (ref. 55763). Caudal rays: principal (10+8-9), procurrent (upper:8, lower: 8) Branchiostegal rays: 23-35

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Occur in schools in shallow inshore areas. Penetrate lagoons and estuaries (Ref. 9297). Feed on fish and penaeids (Ref. 50313). Spawning probably occur in the open sea and the transparent larvae migrate towards coastal areas (Ref. 9297). Struggle vigorously when caught on hooks and lines (Ref. 9297). Low commercial value due its numerous spines (Ref. 9297).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 29 March 2011

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fiskeri: mindre kommeriell; sportfisk: ja
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 20.4 - 29.1, mean 25.1 (based on 257 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5176   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00255 - 0.01297), b=3.01 (2.81 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.70 se; Based on food items.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.