AnAge entry for Megalops atlanticus

Classification (HAGRID: 00242)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Actinopterygii (Taxon entry)
            Order: Elopiformes
                Family: Megalopidae
                    Genus: Megalops
Species
Megalops atlanticus
Common name
Tarpon
Synonyms
Tarpon atlanticus, Clupea gigantea, Clupea thrissoides

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
55 years (wild)
Source
ref. 22
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Unverified estimates suggest these animals may live up to 59 years [0454].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
3,102 days
Male sexual maturity
3,650 days
Adult weight
88,550 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 161116
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Taxonomy ID 7932
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