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Megalops cyprinoides Indo-Pacific tarpon

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lexID:
9563 
AphiaID:
212253 
Scientific:
Megalops cyprinoides 
German:
Pazifischer Tarpun 
English:
Indo-Pacific Tarpon 
Category:
Other Fishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Elopiformes (Order) > Megalopidae (Family) > Megalops (Genus) > cyprinoides (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Broussonet, ), 1782 
Occurrence:
Djibouti, Sudan, Kuwait, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Eritrea, the Persian Gulf , (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Arafura Sea, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Caroline Island, China, Corea, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Quatar, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu, Yemen 
Sea depth:
0 - 50 Meter 
Size:
up to 17.91" (45.5 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 82.4 °F (23°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Crustaceans, Fish (little fishes), Insects, Invertebrates, Mysis, Schrimps 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-03-25 17:22:56 

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(Broussonet, 1782)

Synonyme:
Brisbania staigeri Castelnau, 1878
Clupea cyprinoides Broussonet, 1782
Clupea thrissoides Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Cyprinodon cundinga Hamilton, 1822
Elops cundinga (Hamilton, 1822)
Elops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
Magalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
Megalops cundinga (Hamilton, 1822)
Megalops curtifilis Richardson, 1846
Megalops cyoprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)
Megalops filamentosus Lacepède, 1803
Megalops indicus Valenciennes, 1847
Megalops macrophthalmus Bleeker, 1851
Megalops macropterus Bleeker, 1866
Megalops oligolepis Bleeker, 1866
Megalops setipinnis Richardson, 1843

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Elopiformes (Order) > Megalopidae (Family) > Megalops (Genus) > Megalops cyprinoides (Species)

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