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MCZ Ichthyology 18072

Elops saurus Linnaeus, 1766

Date Collected:

1872-08-13/1872-08-14

Pacific Ocean: Pacific, Eastern Central: Mexico | Magdalena Bay

Current Identification
Elops saurus Linnaeus, 1766
Animalia Chordata Craniata Gnathostomata Osteichthyes Neopterygii Actinopterygii Elopiformes Elopidae
Common Name(s): Bonefish; Bonyfish; Fiddler; Giant herring; John; Long cudja; Long john; Mariggle; Riverfish; Skipjack; Springer; banano; ladyfish; machete del Atlántico; silverfish
Determiner: Ledger
Nature of ID: migration
Remarks: [MUSE DETERMINER: Ledger/1993]

  • None

  • field number: HASS:MAGDAL
  • group number: 65

Part Condition Disposition Count
whole animal (alcohol) unchecked in collection 1 History

Attribute Value Determination On
age class adult [no agent data]
standard length 480 mm [no agent data], Method: muse migration 2010-03-19

  • None

  • Two additional specimens found under MCZ18072 are Albula vulpes 268/296 mm SL. Note in calalogue says '1 spec in bottle, neck label says Babylon' rest of remark in catalog missing.

  • None

  • Ocean:
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Ocean Region:
  • Pacific, Eastern Central
  • Country:
  • Mexico
  • Specific Locality:
  • Magdalena Bay
  • Verbatim Locality:
  • Magdalena Bay
  • Habitat Description:
  • [SALINITY: M]
  • Georeference:
  • 24.6061370, -112.03169 (Error radius: 24275m) By: Andrew D. Williston on 2014-03-14 (Source: GEOLocate)
  • Datum:
  • WGS84
  • Coordinates Entered As:
  • decimal degrees
  • Collecting Source:
  • wild caught
  • Began Date / Ended Date:
  • 1872-08-13 / 1872-08-14
  • Verbatim Date:
  • Aug 13 1872; Aug 14 1872
  • Collecting Event Remarks:
  • Belcher Point named specifically in J.H. Blake's Hassler Journal
  • Ich. Field Number:
  • HASS:MAGDAL
  • Collector:
  • Hassler Expedition

  • None

Media of type text, Ichthyology 18051;18052;18053;18054;18055;18056;18057;18058;18059;18060;18061;18062;18063;18064;18065;18066;18067;18068;18069;18070;18071;18072;18073;18074;18075. Description:MCZ Ichthyology Fish 018001-024000, pg.3

(Media Record)(media file)

Ledger page for: Ichthyology Description: MCZ Ichthyology Fish 018001-024000, pg.3