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Elops smithi  McBride, Rocha, Ruiz-Carus & Bowen, 2010

Malacho
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Elopiformes (Tarpons and tenpounders) > Elopidae (Tenpounders)
Etymology: Elops: Greek, ellops = a kind of serpent (Ref. 45335);  smithi: Named for David G. Smith, Smithsonian Institution.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; pelagic-neritic.   Tropical

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Western Atlantic: coasts of the Americas, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 44.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 83481)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-27; Anal soft rays: 16 - 19; Vertebrae: 73 - 80. This species is distinguished from Elops saurus in the number of vertebrae 73-80 but usually 75-78 vs. 79-87, often 81-85, respectively (vs. E. senegalensis 67, E. machnata 63-64, and E. hawaiensis 68-70). This species has a lower gill raker count , 10-15 on lower limb of the first arch (vs. E. affinis 16-20 and E. lacerta 17-19) (Ref. 83481).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in a wide range of salinities; mature adults and early-life history stages in offshore marine habitats and where spawning is presumed to occur; and transforming larvae and subadults in estuaries, as far up as the oligohaline zone, as well as hypersaline lagoons (Ref. 83481).

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McBride, R.S., C.R. Rocha, R. Ruiz-Carus and B.W. Bowen, 2010. A new species of ladyfish, of the genus Elops (Elopiformes: Elopidae), from the western Atlantic Ocean. Zootaxa 2346:29-41. (Ref. 83481)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5176   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00408 - 0.02569), b=3.02 (2.80 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (65 of 100) .