Classification
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  • English
    • Tarpons and Tenpounders
  • Japanese
    • カライワシ目
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 海鰱目
  • Scientific Names
    • Elopiformes
  • Spanish
    • Machotes, tapones y sábalos

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Observer

plainsashchalaca

Date

October 28, 2016 04:54 PM CDT

Place

Limón, CR (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

November 30, 2016 03:33 PM AST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

One seen via flashlight while walking along the water late at night, in water not much deeper than the fish itself.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Observer

mako252

Date

November 25, 2016 01:28 PM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tarpons Family Megalopidae

Observer

meaganemachholz

Date

November 24, 2016 03:49 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Observer

buff9093

Date

May 3, 2016 03:09 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Observer

gonodactylus

Date

April 1, 2016 02:20 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Date

October 20, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Observer

fishhunter

Date

October 4, 2016 06:09 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ladyfish Elops saurus

Observer

aaronramon

Date

October 4, 2016 07:31 PM CDT

Description

I believe the accepted common name is "lady fish" or "skipjack." Catch and release.

Photos / Sounds

What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Date

September 25, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Siempre esperan el regreso de los barcos de pesca deportiva para devorar las visceras y la carnada no utilizada por los pescadores

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Ladyfish Elops saurus

Observer

swalmsley

Date

September 28, 2016 12:54 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Observer

clinton

Date

July 21, 2006 05:16 AM NZST

Place

(Somewhere...)
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Description from Wikipedia

The Elopiformes /ɨˌlɒpɨˈfɔrmiːz/ are the order of ray-finned fish including the tarpons, tenpounders, and ladyfish, as well as a number of extinct types. They have a long fossil record, easily distinguished from other fishes by the presence of an additional set of bones in the throat.

No range data available.
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