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The species Megalops atlanticus ZBK Valenciennes is the unique representative of the family Megalopidae in the Brazilian coast. Only one exemplar was collected in the autumn and its distribution was similar to that of Elops ZBK sp. (Figure 4). Study Material: DZUFRJ 2722 one specimen; preanal myomeres 39-47; predorsal myomeres 39-44; LVBV myomeres44; total myomeres 54; 15.9 mm SL.

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