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atlanticus, Megalops Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847:398 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 19; ref. 4883] Antilles (Guadeloupe, Martinique Island, Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico) and Brazil. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-3177 (1) Santo Domingo, A.8839 (1, dry) Guadeloupe, A-8840 (1, dry) Martinique. Type catalog: Bertin 1940:260 [ref. 293]. •Valid as Tarpon atlanticus (Valenciennes 1847) -- (Villa 1982:77 [ref. 36708], Daget 1984:33 [ref. 6170], Hureau in Whitehead et al. 1984:226 [ref. 13675], Bussing 1987:62 [ref. 22927], Saldanha & Whitehead 1990:120 [ref. 35708], Bauchot in Lévêque et al. 1990:90 [ref. 21589], Cervigón 1992:358 [ref. 23827], Planquette et al. 1996:54 [ref. 22818], Santos et al. 1997:120 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:25 [ref. 24952], Aguilera 1998:46 [ref. 24221], Marín 2000:64 [ref. 26252], Miller 2006:86 [ref. 28615]). •Valid as Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes 1847 -- (Lee et al. 1980:57 [ref. 22416], Robins & Ray 1986:47 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:73 [ref. 25518], Smith 1989:968 [ref. 13285], McAllister 1990:44 [ref. 14674], Cervigón 1991:20 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:31 [ref. 23239], Poll & Gosse 1995:85 [ref. 24781], Randall 1995:52 [ref. 22896], Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:57 [ref. 22947], Murdy et al. 1997:60 [ref. 23144], Torelli et al. 1997:70 [ref. 24612], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:207 [ref. 23897], Bussing 1998:61 [ref. 24179], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:88 [ref. 24550], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:126 [ref. 25013], Fuller et al. 1999:34 [ref. 25838], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:147 [ref. 27754], Rocha & Rosa 2001:989 [ref. 25909], Camargo & Isaac 2001:140 [ref. 27639], Crabtree in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:90 [ref. 26158], Ferraris in Reis et al. 2003:32 [ref. 27061], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:31 [ref. 27192], Smith & Crabtree 2003:681 [ref. 35183], Smith et al. 2003:7 [ref. 27621], Arronte et al. 2004:1091 [ref. 36098], Nelson et al. 2004:59 [ref. 27807], Boschung & Mayden 2004:127 [ref. 27995], Randall 2005:25 [ref. 28239], Matamoros et al. 2009:7 [ref. 31241], Page et al. 2013:59 [ref. 32708], Phillip et al. 2013:14 [ref. 32896], Wirtz et al. 2013:117 [ref. 32972], Kottelat 2013:34 [ref. 32989], Angulo et al. 2013:989 [ref. 33194], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:22 [ref. 33341], Félix et al. 2016:D [4] [ref. 34346], Ferraris 2016:1588 [ref. 34555], Robertson et al. 2016:144 [ref. 34961], Marceniuk et al. 2017:38 [ref. 35324], Costa et al. 2017:44 [ref. 35684], Barraza 2018:934 [ref. 36288], Raz-Guzmán et al. 2018:344 [ref. 36407], Robins et al. 2018:59 [ref. 35886], Bañón et al. 2019:204 [ref. 36789], Castellanos-Galindo et al. 2019:[3] [ref. 36692]). Current status: Valid as Megalops atlanticus Valenciennes 1847. Megalopidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia (Canada) south to Brazil; eastern Atlantic: Ireland, western France and Azores south to Angola. Introduced in eastern Pacific (Guatemala south to Colombia). Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.