Animal Species:Oxeye Herring, Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet, 1782)

Standard Common Name

Oxeye Herring,

Alternative Name/s

Bony Mullet, Indo-Pacific Tarpon, Ox-eye Herring, Tarpon


The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Megalops cyprinoides


  1.  Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.

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Tags Megalops cyprinoides, Oxeye Herring, Megalopidae, fishes, ichthyology, silver, large eye, single tall dorsal fin,