Ladyfish (Elops saurus)


Description: Small, pointed head with a terminal mouth. The body is slender with small scales and a non-enlongated dorsal ray fin.

Similar fish: Tarpon, Megalops atlanticus .

Where 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.

Size: 2-3 pounds common.

Remarks: 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. [back to top]

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