Scientific Name
Megalops cyprinoides  
Megalops cyprinoides大海鰱
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Broussonet, 1782) Depth 1 - 30M
Chinese 大海鰱 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 大海鰱科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F070 Megalopidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 大海鰱 
Max Length 90 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大眼海鰱、海菴、海鰱(臺東)、草鰱(澎湖)、溪鰳(澎湖)、粗鱗鰱(澎湖)、瀾槽(台南) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、Lagoon、
Holotype Locality Tropical seas, several localities 
Synonyms Brisbania staigeri, Clupea cyprinoides, Clupea gigantea, Clupea thrissoides, Cyprinodon cundinga, Elops cundinga, Elops cyprinoides, Magalops cyprinoides, Megalops cundinga, Megalops curtifilis, Megalops cyoprinoides, Megalops filamentosus, Megalops giganteus ...all 19..  
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Tzeng, W. N. etc. 1986 Honma, Y. etc. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0056505. ASIZP0057670. ASIZP0059866. ASIZP0060885. ASIZP0062805. ASIZP0066537. ASIZP0067342. ASIZP0068552. ASIZP0068656. ASIZP0068694. ASIZP0068708. ASIZP0068711. ASIZP0068712. ASIZP0068714. ASIZP0068734. ASIZP0068776. ASIZP0068808. ASIZP0068824. ASIZP0068995. ASIZP0068997. ASIZP0068998. ASIZP0068999. ASIZP0069001. ASIZP0069003. ASIZP0069005. ASIZP0069007. ASIZP0069009. ASIZP0069010. ASIZP0069011. ASIZP0069014. ASIZP0069017. ASIZP0069018. ASIZP0069019. ASIZP0069255. ASIZP0070129. ASIZP0072819. ASIZP0072820. NTUM00094Holotype. NTUM00095Holotype. ...List all 89 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-15,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-10-15,張家豪,CO1,100% 2012-10-15,張家豪,CO1,100% 2012-10-15,張家豪,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Oxeye; Oxeye tarpon; Ox-eye herring; Ten-pounder; Tarpon; Broussonet tarpon; Bastard mullet; Indo-Pacific tarpon 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic 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.
habitats 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