Atlantic Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)

Also known as Bass, Indo-Pacific Tarpon, Silverfish Silverking

Description

Also known as Bass, Indo-Pacific Tarpon, Silverfish Silverking.

Found singly or in large schools (sometimes in the same spot for years at a time) over coastal bays, estuaries, mangrove lined lagoons and rivers
They feed on crabs and fish.
Length - 250cm
Depth - 1-40m
Widespread Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean

These fish can fill their swim bladders with air enabling them to life in areas of poor oxygen levels such as rivers.
Spectacularly leaps out the water when hooked from line fishing. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/1079

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