Pacific ladyfish

The Pacific Tenpounders have very round bodies with terminal mouths, and profound gill formations known as pseudobranchiae.

The Pacific ladyfish lives in the pelagic-neritic, oceanodromous, brackish, marine, depth range 0 - 8 m environment.

* Pacific ladyfish, Elops affinis * Hawaiian ladyfish, Elops hawaiensis, or giant herring. * West African ladyfish, Elops lacerta, or Guinean ladyfish. * Tenpounder, Elops machnata. More

The Pacific ladyfish, Elops affinis, is a fish of the family Elopidae family. It is native to coastal waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean, from California to Peru. More

Another species, known as machete or the Pacific ladyfish, occurs in the Pacific Ocean. Although ladyfishes may grow to about 1 m (about 3 ft), most caught in the surf are only 38 to 50 cm (15 to 20 in) long and weigh up to about 1. More

Pacific Ladyfish are a coastal dwelling fish found throughout the tropical and sub-tropical regions. Spawning takes place at sea and the fish larvae migrate inland entering brackish waters. Their food is smaller fish and crustaceans (shrimp). More

Common names

௨லத்தீ in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Albarana in Portuguese (Português)
Awa in Davawenyo
Banane in French (français)
Banano in Spanish (español)
Barana in Portuguese (Português)
Bid-bid in Ilokano
Bidbid in Tagalog
Bonefish in English
Bonyfish in English
Chiro in Papiamento
Chiro in Spanish (español)
Chola in Spanish (español)
Dagoeboi in South American Indian (Other)
Dagoeboi in Sranan
Dagoefoeti in South American Indian (Other)
Dagoefoeti in Sranan
Diabla in Spanish (español)
Elopid in Swedish (Svenska)
Elops in Russian (русский язык)
Elops americký in Czech (česky)
Elops velkooký in Czech (česky)
Elops zlotawy in Polish (polski)
Elops zlotawy, a. oszczer zlotawy in Polish (polski)
Fateixa in Portuguese (Português)
Fateixa-torpedo in Portuguese (Português)
Fateixe in Portuguese (Português)
Fateixe-torpedo in Portuguese (Português)
Fiddler in English
Frauenfisch in German (Deutsch)
Giant herring in English
Guinée machète in French (français)
Guinée machète du pacifique in French (français)
Guinée-machète in French (français)
Guinée-machète du Pacifique in French (français)
Hopeakala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
John in English
Joudtuna in Wayuu
Juruma in Portuguese (Português)
Karaiwashi in Japanese (日本語)
Ladyfish in English
Ladyfish in Swedish (Svenska)
Ladyfisk in Danish (dansk)
Lisa francesca in Spanish (español)
Lisa macho in Spanish (español)
Long cudja in English
Long john in English
Macabi in Spanish (español)
macaco in Portuguese (Português)
macaco in Spanish (español)
Macambi in Papiamento
machete in English
machete in sp
machete in Spanish (español)
machete in Swedish (Svenska)
machete del Atlántico in Spanish (español)
Machete del Pacifico in Spanish (español)
Majetuelo real in Spanish (español)
Makambi in Papiamento
Malacho in Spanish (español)
Malacho del Pacifico in Spanish (español)
Mariggle in English
Matejuelo real in Spanish (español)
Mid-bid in Tagalog
Obarana in Portuguese (Português)
Oszczer zlotawy in Polish (polski)
Pacific ladyfish in English
Pex torpedo in Spanish (español)
pez in sp
Pinle-nga-salon in Burmese (ဗမာစာ)
Piojo in Spanish (español)
Riesenhering in German (Deutsch)
Riverfish in English
Robalo-da-pedra in Portuguese (Português)
Sábalo in Spanish (español)
Saumon in French (français)
silverfish in English
Skipjack in English
Springer in English
Springer in German (Deutsch)
Stillehavsladyfisk in Danish (dansk)
Taiseiyou-kara-iwashi in Japanese (日本語)
Tarpon in English
Tarpon in French (français)
Tarpon in German (Deutsch)
Tarpon banane in French (français)
Tarpone in Italian (Italiano)
Tenpounder in English
Tenpounder in Papiamento
Tienponder in Dutch (Nederlands)
Tienponni in Papiamento
Tijubarana in Portuguese (Português)
Tinpòni in Papiamento
Tipunder in Danish (dansk)
Tubarana in Portuguese (Português)
Ubarana in Portuguese (Português)
Ubarana-açu in Portuguese (Português)
Ubarana-cabo-de-machado in Portuguese (Português)
Ubaranaçu in Portuguese (Português)
Urubaiana-pau in Portuguese (Português)
Urubaiana-verdadeira in Portuguese (Português)
Urubarana in Portuguese (Português)
Veitsihopeakala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
сельдь большеглазая in Russian (русский язык)
тарпон in Russian (русский язык)
घोनास in Marathi (मराठी)
चिरया in Marathi (मराठी)
शोनास in Marathi (मराठी)
జల్లుగు  in Telugu (తెలుగు)
జిన్నగో  in Telugu (తెలుగు)
太平洋海鰱 in Mandarin Chinese
太平洋海鲢 in Mandarin Chinese
海鰱 in Mandarin Chinese
海鲢 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Elopiformes
Family : Elopidae
Genus : Elops
Species : Elops affinis
Authority : Regan, 1909