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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Elopiformes  
 Family Megalopidae  
 Genus Megalops  
  Megalops cyprinoides  (Broussonet, 1782) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Brisbania staigeriClupea cyprinoidesClupea thrissoidesCyprinodon cundingaElops cundingaElops cyprinoidesMagalops cyprinoidesMegalops cundingaMegalops curtifilisMegalops cyoprinoidesMegalops filamentosus details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body moderately deep, compressed, deepest in middle, tapering toward both ends; eye large; mouth large, gape ending at level of posterior margin of eye; lower jaw projects beyond snout; a gular plate present between arms of lower jaw; teeth small, granular; branchiostegal rays numerous, 26 or 27; gill rakers long and slender; fins without spines; dorsal fin at midbody, with 16-21 rays, directly over pelvic fins, last ray elongate and filamentous; pectoral fins low on side of body near ventral margin; pelvic fins abdominal with 9 or more rays; anal fin begins behind dorsal fin, with 23-31 rays; caudal fin deeply forked; scales large, about 40 to 50 in lateral line; body bluish green above, silvery on sides. 
Habitat: Adults generally found at sea, but young inhabit river mouths, inner bays, and mangrove forests. In freshwater, it occurs in rivers, lagoons, lakes, and swampy backwaters; have a leptocephalus larva. Juveniles and adults can tolerate a wide variety of sal 
Distribution: Widely distributed in the tropical Indo-West Pacific from East Africa and the Red Sea eastward through most of the western Central Pacific to the Society Islands and Australia. 
Utility: Marketed fresh, salted or dries. Popular angling fish 
Name Code: 381038
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