Small, pointed head with a terminal mouth. The body is slender
with small scales and a non-enlongated dorsal ray fin.
fish: Tarpon, Megalops atlanticus
found: Usually found inshore in bays and esturies. Occasionally
enters freshwater, occurring in tidal pools and canals. Often
forms large schools and harasses bait at the surface.
2-3 pounds common.
Known to spawn offshore, the ribbon-like larve are very
similar to Albula and Megalops. Peaking in Fall, adults feed
predominantly on fish and crustations. Often leaps when hooked.