Megalops atlanticus

Marcia Salustiano de Castro & Ana Cristina Teixeira Bonecker, 2005, Leptocephali collected off the eastern coast of Brazil (12 ° – 23 ° S)., Zootaxa 935, pp. 1-28: 4

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Megalops atlanticus


The species Megalops atlanticus  ZBK  Valenciennes is the unique representative of the family Megalopidae  in the Brazilian coast. Only one exemplar was collected in the autumn and its distribution was similar to that of Elops  ZBK  sp. (Figure 4). Study Material: DZUFRJ 2722 one specimen; preanal myomeres 39-47; predorsal myomeres 39-44; LVBV myomeres44; total myomeres 54; 15.9 mm SL.