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Elops affinis

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lexID:
4113 
AphiaID:
275403 
Scientific:
Elops affinis 
German:
Pazifischer Frauenfisch 
English:
Pacific Ladyfish 
Category:
Andre fisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Elopiformes (Order) > Elopidae (Family) > Elops (Genus) > affinis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Regan, 1909 
Occurrence:
Columbia, El Salvador, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Californiske golf, Galapagos, Honduras, Nicaragua, USA, Østlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
0 - 10 Meter 
Size:
50 cm - 91 cm 
Temperature:
15°C - 32°C 
Food:
Sponges, Alger, Foderrejer, Groft frostfoder, Hummer æg, Krill, Muslinge kød, Noritang, Plankton, Rejer, Snegle, Würmer  
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2020-03-28 22:45:45 

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The Pacific Tenpounder or Pacific ladyfish (Elops affinis) is one of seven species within the Elops genus. Elops is the only genus within the family Elopidae, making Elopidae a monotypic family. The Pacific Tenpounder can be found throughout the entire southwest USA, including other areas in the Pacific Ocean

Occur in schools in shallow inshore areas. Penetrate lagoons and estuaries. Feed on fish and penaeids

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