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Elops senegalensis Regan, 1909

Senegalese ladyfish
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Elopiformes (Tarpons and tenpounders) > Elopidae (Tenpounders)
Etymology: Elops: Greek, ellops = a kind of serpent (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Regan.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; marina; brackvatten; djupintervall ? - 50 m (Ref. 118623).   Tropical; 22°N - 7°S, 26°W - 13°E (Ref. 118623)

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Eastern Atlantic: West African coast from Mauritania to the Democratic Republic of Congo (Ref. 2844, 4445, 81265). It is often confused with Elops lacerta (Ref. 81265).

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 90.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 81265); common length : 60.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 2683); publicerad maxvikt: 5.9 kg (Ref. 40637)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 0; Taggstrålar i analfenan 0. Diagnosis: Elops senegalensis is often confused with Elops lacerta, from which it is distinguished by a smaller number of gill-rakers on the lower limb of the first gill arch, being 11-15 vs. 17-19; and a greater number of small scales in the lateral line, 92-100 vs. 72-83 in E. lacerta (Ref. 2844, 81265).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Coastal pelagic species, occurring inshore and some way up the tidal rivers to the edge of the shelf (Ref. 4445). Feeds on fish and shrimps (Ref. 28587).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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Schneider, W., 1990. FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Field guide to the commercial marine resources of the Gulf of Guinea. Prepared and published with the support of the FAO Regional Office for Africa. Rome: FAO. 268 p. (Ref. 2683)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 30 March 2011

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fiskeri: kommersiell; sportfisk: ja
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 23.8 - 28, mean 26.7 (based on 68 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5176   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.70 se; Based on food items.
Resiliens (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.