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Elops Linnaeus 1766 (ray-finned fish)

Osteichthyes - Elopiformes - Elopidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 35322

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1766. Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th edition

Parent taxon: Elopidae according to C.-H. Lin et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Anaethalion, Ctenodentelops, Ectasis, Elopopsis, Elopsomolos, Esocelops, Ichthyemidion, Notelops, Osmeroides, Palelops, Paraelops, Paratarpon, Parelops, Promegalops, Protelops, Rhacolepis, Spaniodon, Thrissopater, Thrissopteroides

Subtaxa: Elops miiformis, Elops undulatus

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore