A new species of ladyfish, of the genus Elops (Elopiformes: Elopidae), from the western Atlantic Ocean. Zootaxa 29– Taxonomic Notes: Elops saurus. Elops saurus. This long, slender, silvery fish has elongated and pointed fins, including a deeply forked caudal (tail) fin. It grows to 3 feet long. Elops saurus Linnaeus, (Download Help) Elops saurus TSN Species, Elops saurus Linnaeus, – ladyfish, banano, machete del Atlántico .

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Terminal Hubbs et al. Oxygen and nutrients for the larvae are absorbed through the skin. Sign our Guest Book.

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This Elopiformes -related article is a stub. The caudal lobes of the ladyfish are long and slender.

The dorsal and caudal fins are dusky yellowish to silvery and the pectoral and pelvic fins are speckled and pale. Noted for their habit of skipping along the surface of the water and for jumping after being hooked Ref. Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity Reproduction Spawning Eggs Fecundity Larvae Spawns offshore, the larvae drifting towards the coast where they shelter and grow Ref.


Elops saurus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Maximum length is about mm during Stage I. It can tolerate low temperatures for ellps periods of time. Occasionally this fish is found several miles offshore.

Elops saurus, Ladyfish : fisheries, gamefish, bait

Food Habits Larvae do not forage, but instead absorb nutrients directly from the water. The lateral line runs straight down the length of the fish. Sairus Larger fish and carnivorous zooplankton may prey upon the ladyfish eggs and juveniles. Silvery overall, with bluish on upper surface Ref.

Taxonomy InCarl Linnaeus first described the ladyfish as Elops saurus. Although this species may szurus be closely associated with any single habitat, it may be adversely affected by development and urbanization. This page was last edited on 23 Aprilat Families Elopidae and Albulidae. Conservation The estuaries and coastal mangroves and marshes that are utilized as nursery grounds by larval and juvenile ladyfish are heavily impacted by development activities.

The gular plate, a ventral bony plate that is located elkps the two lower jaws, is narrow. The larvae in this stage are characterized by a long, ribbon-like, colorless, transparent body with large fang-like teeth, small head, and very small fins. Order — Elopiformes Family — Elopidae Genus — Elops Species — saurus Common Names Common names in the English language are ladyfishbig-eyed herring, bonefish, bonyfish, fiddler, john, long john, riverfish, silverfish, skipjack, springer, and tenpounder.


The Inland Fishes of Mississippi. Elops saurus Saueus The larvae shrink to about mm. It is most commonly observed south of North Carolina. The ladyfish has been observed in the western Pacific Ocean and the Indian Zaurus.

Alligators are among the predators of ladyfish. Gular plate narrow Ref.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Discover Fishes Elops saurus. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Anal fin soft rays Ross There is no commercial fishery for this fish.

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