Species Details : Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes, 1847

Accepted scientific name:
Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes, 1847 (accepted name) 1 literature reference for Megalops atlanticus  Valenciennes, 1847
Synonyms:
Clupea cyprinoides (non Broussonet, 1782) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Clupea cyprinoides (non Broussonet, 1782)
Clupea gigantea (non Shaw, 1804) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Clupea gigantea (non Shaw, 1804)
Clupea thrissoides (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Clupea thrissoides (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Megalops atlantica Valenciennes, 1847 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Megalops atlantica Valenciennes, 1847
Megalops cyprinoides (non Broussonet, 1782) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Megalops cyprinoides (non Broussonet, 1782)
Megalops elongatus Girard, 1859 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Megalops elongatus Girard, 1859
Megalops thrissoides (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801) (misapplied name) 1 literature reference for Megalops thrissoides (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Tarpon atlanticus (Valenciennes, 1847) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Tarpon atlanticus (Valenciennes, 1847)
Common names:
Common name Transliteration Language Country
Dimtatoli - - Senegal Click here to show the literature
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Sábalo - - - Click here to show the literature
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silverfish - - - Click here to show the literature
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Palika - Creole, French French Guiana Click here to show the literature
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Tainha - Creole, Portuguese Cape Verde Islands Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon atlantský - Czech - Click here to show the literature
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Atlantisk tarpon - Danish Denmark Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - Danish Denmark Click here to show the literature
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Palika - Djuka French Guiana Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - Dutch - Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - Dutch Netherlands Click here to show the literature
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Atlantic tarpon - English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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Bass - English - Click here to show the literature
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Cuffum - English Barbados Click here to show the literature
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Indo-Pacific tarpon - English - Click here to show the literature
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Madzorfloe - English Ghana Click here to show the literature
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silverfish - English Cuba Click here to show the literature
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silverfish - English USA(Florida) Click here to show the literature
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Silverking - English Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Silverking - English USA(Florida) Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - English - Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - English Bahamas Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - English Barbados Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - English Belize Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - English Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - English Ghana Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - English Guadeloupe Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - English Guyana Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - English Jamaica Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - English Martinique Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - English Puerto Rico Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - English Sierra Leone Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - English United Kingdom Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - English USA Click here to show the literature
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Atlandi tarpoon - Estonian Estonia Click here to show the literature
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Tarponi - Finnish Finland Click here to show the literature
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Ofin - Fon GBE Benin Click here to show the literature
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Cuffum - French French Guiana Click here to show the literature
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Grand-écaille - French - Click here to show the literature
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Grand-écaille - French Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Grand-écaille - French Guadeloupe Click here to show the literature
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Grand-écaille - French Haiti Click here to show the literature
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Grand-écaille - French Martinique Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - French Canada Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - French France Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - French French Guiana Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - French Senegal Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon argenté - French France Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon atlantique - French France Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon indo-pacifique - French - Click here to show the literature
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Manyofle - Ga Ghana Click here to show the literature
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Abalitsa - Galibi French Guiana Click here to show the literature
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Atlantischer Tarpun - German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Frauenfisch - German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Silberfisch - German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Tarpun - German Germany Click here to show the literature
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Tarpone - Italian Italy Click here to show the literature
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大西洋大海鰱 Da si yang a hai lian Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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大西洋大海鲢 Da xi yang a hai lian Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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大西洋泰庞大海鲢 Da xi yang tai pang da hai lian Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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大西洋泰龐大海鰱 Da si yang tai pang da hai lian Mandarin Chinese China Click here to show the literature
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Tapam - Mískito Nicaragua Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - Norwegian Norway Click here to show the literature
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Suwiki - Palicur French Guiana Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon atlantycki - Polish Poland Click here to show the literature
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Camaripim - Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Camarupi - Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Camarupim - Portuguese Brazil(Santa Catarina) Click here to show the literature
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Camarupim-tarpão - Portuguese Brazil(Santa Catarina) Click here to show the literature
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Camburupu - Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Camorubi - Portuguese Brazil(Pernambuco) Click here to show the literature
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Camorupim - Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Camuripema - Portuguese Brazil(Bahia and Paraíba) Click here to show the literature
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Camuripi - Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Camuripim - Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Camurupi - Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Camurupim - Portuguese Brazil(Northeastern Brazil: Ceará, Pernambuco, Piauí and ) Click here to show the literature
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Camurupim-pema - Portuguese Brazil(Pernanmbuco and Piauí) Click here to show the literature
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Cangurupi - Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Cangurupim - Portuguese Brazil(Northeastern Brazil and Rio de Janeiro) Click here to show the literature
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Canjurupi - Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Canjurupim - Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Conjurupi - Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Peixe-prata - Portuguese - Click here to show the literature
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Peixe-prata - Portuguese Angola Click here to show the literature
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Peixe-prata - Portuguese Cape Verde Islands Click here to show the literature
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Peixe-prata-do-atlântico - Portuguese Portugal Click here to show the literature
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Pema - Portuguese Brazil(Northeastern Brazil: Bahia, Ceará, Pernambuco and ) Click here to show the literature
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Perapema - Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Pirapema - Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Pomboca - Portuguese Brazil Click here to show the literature
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Tainha-congo - Portuguese Portugal Click here to show the literature
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Tarpão - Portuguese - Click here to show the literature
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Tarpão - Portuguese Brazil(Santa Catarina) Click here to show the literature
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Tarpão - Portuguese Cape Verde Islands Click here to show the literature
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Tarpão - Portuguese Portugal Click here to show the literature
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Tarpão-do-Atlântico - Portuguese Cape Verde Islands Click here to show the literature
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Tarpão-do-Atlântico - Portuguese Portugal Click here to show the literature
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тарпон атлантический - Russian Russia Click here to show the literature
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Pez lagarto - Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Sabalete - Spanish Colombia(Magdalena and La Guajira (Ref. 56479).) Click here to show the literature
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Sábalo - Spanish Colombia(Magdalena and La Guajira (Ref. 56479).) Click here to show the literature
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Sábalo - Spanish Cuba Click here to show the literature
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Sábalo - Spanish Dominican Rp Click here to show the literature
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Sábalo - Spanish Mexico Click here to show the literature
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Sábalo - Spanish Puerto Rico Click here to show the literature
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Sábalo - Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Sábalo - Spanish USA(Florida) Click here to show the literature
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Sábalo - Spanish Venezuela(Los Roques Island) Click here to show the literature
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Sábalo real - Spanish Costa Rica Click here to show the literature
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Sabaloreal - Spanish Nicaragua Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - Spanish Spain Click here to show the literature
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Tarpón del Indo-Pacífico - Spanish - Click here to show the literature
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Trapoen - Sranan Suriname Click here to show the literature
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Tarpon - Swedish Sweden Click here to show the literature
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Mbessi - Vili Congo Click here to show the literature
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Savarreta - Wayuu Colombia Click here to show the literature
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Mèl - Wolof Senegal Click here to show the literature
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Mell - Wolof Senegal Click here to show the literature
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Walidor - Wolof Senegal Click here to show the literature
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Wallidöër - Wolof Senegal Click here to show the literature
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Classification:
Kingdom Animalia CoL
Phylum Chordata CoL
Class Actinopterygii FishBase
Order Elopiformes FishBase
Family Megalopidae FishBase
Genus Megalops FishBase
Distribution: Atlantic Ocean: from Nova Scotia, Bermuda and southward to Brazil in western Atlantic Ocean (Ref. 3234, 4446), where it it also found throughout the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean (Ref. 26938); from Mauritania to Angola in eastern Atlantic Ocean (Ref. 2845, 3234, 4446, 81266); with exceptional records in Portugal, Azores and Atlantic coast of southern France (Ref. 3234, 4446). It had crossed the Panama canal and was also caught at Coiba Island in the Pacific Ocean (Ref. 4446).
Environment: Brackish,freshwater,marine
Additional data: In Cuvier & Valenciennes.
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: 19-May-2014
Source database: FishBase, Feb 2018   99%
Bibliographic citation: Froese R. & Pauly D. (eds). (2019). FishBase (version Feb 2018). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2019 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Ower G., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2019. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.
Online resource: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=1079
Conversion date: 2019-05-01 01:30:39