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Megalops atlanticus. These long fish have slightly upturned faces and soft, lobed fins, and they can grow to more than 8 feet long and over Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) are large, deep-bodied fish commonly found in coastal and inshore waterways. Body color on the dorsal surface. Find out what's known about Tarpon, Megalops atlanticus, Actinopterygii, Elopiformes, Megalopidae, including their world range and habitats, feeding behaviors.


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Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity Reproduction Spawning Eggs Fecundity Larvae Some populations may complete life cycle in freshwater, e. Senegal to Megalops atlanticus, with occasional sightings megalops atlanticus the coast of Portugal, the Azores, and the Atlantic coast of southern France.

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In the Western Atlantic they are found in: Large schools may frequent particular spots for years. A study by Crabtree et megalops atlanticus.

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Mean fork length among males sampled was megalops atlanticus Otolith examination shows that tarpon can also be extremely long-lived. Abundance Tarpon are common from the Atlantic coast of central Florida, around the Florida peninsula, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean.

On the Western Florida coast, they are often megalops atlanticus in large schools km offshore during the mid-summer spawning season. They become megalops atlanticus less common north of North Carolina Boschung et al.

Locomotion Estimates of swimming speeds of tarpon in open megalops atlanticus ranged from approximately 1 - 4 knots Edwards Reproduction Male tarpon in Florida waters reach sexual maturity between 90 - Age at sexual maturity is estimated to be between 7 - 13 years of age Garcia and Solano The dorsal megalops atlanticus appears high anteriorly and contains softrays with the last ray greatly elongated into a heavy filament.

The caudal megalops atlanticus deeply forked, and the lobes appear equal in length. The anterior portion of the anal fin is deep and triangular.

Description & Behavior

The fin has softrays, with the last ray again elongated as megalops atlanticus the megalops atlanticus fin, but shorter and only present in adults.

The tarpon has large pelvic fins, and long pectoral fins containing softrays.

MEGALOPS ATLANTICUS EPUB

Perhaps the most unique internal feature of the tarpon is the modified swim bladder. This swim bladder contains spongy alveolar tissue and has a duct leading megalops atlanticus the esophagus that the tarpon may fill directly with megalops atlanticus gulped from the surface.

MEGALOPS ATLANTICUS EPUB

This feature allows the tarpon to take oxygen directly from the atmosphere and increases its tolerance of oxygen-poor waters. In fact, studies megalops atlanticus shown that megalops atlanticus must have access to atmospheric oxygen in order to survive, and that juvenile tarpon are obligatory air-breathers.

Adults living in oxygen-rich waters still roll and gulp air, probably as an imitative pattern based on visual perception of other tarpon.

MEGALOPS ATLANTICUS EPUB

Dorsally, tarpon usually appear dark blue to greenish-black.



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