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Family: Elopidae Tenpounders



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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Elops affinis Regan, 1909

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Elops affinis
[Machete]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm SL
Elops hawaiensis Regan, 1909

Photo by Photo by Good, P.
 
Elops hawaiensis
[Hawaiian ladyfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Elops lacerta Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Elops lacerta
[West African ladyfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 118 cm FL
Elops machnata (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Elops machnata
[Tenpounder]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Elops saurus Linnaeus, 1766

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Elops saurus
[Ladyfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Elops senegalensis Regan, 1909

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Elops senegalensis
[Senegalese ladyfish]
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Max. Length 44 cm

 
Elops smithi
[Malacho]



7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Elops affinis Machete Eastern Pacific 91 TL 1909
Elops hawaiensis Hawaiian ladyfish Indo-Pacific 120 SL 1909
Elops lacerta West African ladyfish Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1847
Elops machnata Tenpounder Indo-West Pacific 118 FL 1775
Elops saurus Ladyfish Western Atlantic 100 TL 1766
Elops senegalensis Senegalese ladyfish Eastern Atlantic 90 TL 1909
Elops smithi Malacho Western Atlantic 44 2010



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