Elops hawaiensis   Regan,  1909 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 450 mm.

Color: Silvery.

Height 5½, head 3 3/5 - 4, eye 4 -5. Snout nearly as long as or a little longer than eye. Maxillary extending far beyond eye. Lower jaw included, the whole of the inter maxillary band of teeth exposed when the mouth is closed. Origin of dorsal much nearer to caudal than to snout. Height of dorsal about equal to its length and equal to head without snout. Anal far behind dorsal. Ventrals a little nearer to base of caudal than tip of snout, longer than half of head, about as long as pectorals, which are a little less than half their distance from the ventrals. Their origin before origin of dorsal. Fine teeth on jaws, vomer, palatines, pterygoids and tongue. Thirteen to 14 strong flattened gillrakers, with conspicuous spines on the innerside, a little longer than branchial filaments, equalling about ¾ of eye. Scales with the hind border irregulary crenulated and indentated.

Synonym (s)
Elops saurus Bleeker, 1872
Elops saurus Bleeker, 1909
Elops hawaiensis Gunther, 1909
Elops hawaiiensis Jordan and Richardson, 1909
Elops hawaiensis Max Weber, 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Madura Island INDONESIA
• Surabaya INDONESIA
• Pasuruan INDONESIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1965) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E.J. Brill, Leiden, Holland 2 404 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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