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Elops lacerta (Atlantic ladyfish; Bony fish; Guinean ladyfish; Hareng; Ninebone; Tenpounder; Ten-pounder; West African ladyfish)

Synonyms: Elops congicus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The West African ladyfish, Elops lacerta, is a species of fish in the Elopidae family. It is native to the coastal waters of the eastern Atlantic Ocean, from Senegal to Angola. It is also known as the Guinean ladyfish. Some have been known to grow to 20 lb.
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Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Caligo illioneus (Owl butterfly)[2]
Elops lacerta (Atlantic ladyfish)[1]
Hemichromis fasciatus (Banded jewelfish)[1]
Sphyraena afra (Guinean barracuda)[1]
Taenaris catops (Silky Owl)[2]

Range Map


Africa-Inland Waters; Angola; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Southeast; Benguela Current; Benin; Cameroon; Canary Current; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Côte d'Ivoire; Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Angola. Reported to occur to at least 23°S (Ref. 3968). Reported from Mauritania (Ref. 2844). Often confused with <i>Elops senegalensis</i>.; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mauritania; Namibia; Nigeria; Sanaga; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo; Ébrié Lagoon;

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1Comparative analysis of trophic structure and interactions of two tropical lagoons, M.C. Villanueva, P. Lalèyè, J.-J. Albaret, R. Laë, L. Tito de Morais and J. Moreau, Ecological Modelling, Vol. 197, Issues 3-4 , 25 August 2006, P. 461-477
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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