Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Elops
Family: Elopidae (Fish/Osteichthyes)
Taxon : Fish
Group : Animal

SPECIES
machnata
NOTES

A crepuscular predator which can grow up to about 1 m in length. It feeds on other fish and crustaceans. A strong fighter when caught and it often jumps out of the water.


AUTHORITY
(Forsskal, 1763)
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The body is silvery and the tip of the dorsal fin is blackish
Colour: Silver
Common Name
Ladyfish
Springer
Tenpounder
Habitat
NOTES: More commonly caught in summer
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
Food
Not a good eating fish as the flesh is insipid and full of bones
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Argentina machnata
Elops capensis
Elops indicus



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