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Megalops atlanticus


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lexID:
4415 
AphiaID:
126430 
Scientific:
Megalops atlanticus 
German:
Atlantischer Tarpun 
English:
Tarpon 
Category:
Poissons Divers 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Elopiformes (Order) > Megalopidae (Family) > Megalops (Genus) > atlanticus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Valenciennes, 1847 
Occurrence:
Congo, Benin, El Salvador, Gambia, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Barbados, Haiti, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guatemala, Venezuela, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, French Guiana, Madeira, the Netherlands Antilles, Suriname, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua et Barbuda, Aruba, Azores, Bahamas, Belize, Bermudes, Brésil, Canada, Canaries, Caraïbes, Colombie, Curaçao, Dominique, Espagne, Floride, Golf du Guinée, golfe du Mexique, Guyane, Honduras, îles britanniques, îles Caïmans, Îles Turques et Caïques, Îles Vierges britanniques, Kuba, La Grenade, Le Cap-Vert, littoraux européens, Martinique, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), Montserrat, Nicaragua , Nigeria, Panama, Portugal, Republique dominicaine, Sainte-Lucie, Sénégal, St. Kitts et Nevis, St. Vincent et les Grenadines, Togo, Trinité-et-Tobago, USA, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
0 - 30 Meter 
Size:
130 cm - 250 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 29°C 
Food:
Predatory, poissons (petits poissons), poissons coralliens de toutes les espèces 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-10-27 10:33:14 

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Megalops atlanticus

Tarpons feed almost exclusively on schooling fish and occasionally crabs. Tarpons have been recorded at up to 2.5 metres in length and weighing up to 161 kilograms. Atlantic Tarpons are also known as the silver king.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Elopiformes
Family: Megalopidae
Genus: Megalops
Species: M. atlanticus
Binomial name
Megalops atlanticus
Valenciennes, 1847

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