Classification : Actinopterígios
Synonyms : Tarpon atlanticus, Clupea gigantea, Elongatus Megalops.
Common names : tarpon, tarpon, Atlantic tarpon.
Size / Weight / Age
Maximum length: 250 cm macho / common length: 130 cm macho
Max. published maximum weight: 161.0 kg
Max. old report: 55 years
Freshwater, salobre, marino; depth range 0 – 30m. As usual 0 a 15 m
WEATHER : Subtropical
Eastern Atlantic: Senegal a Angola, with exceptional occurrences in Portugal, Azores and the Atlantic coast of southern France. Western Atlantic: North Carolina, EE.UU. Bahia, Brazil, with occasional appearances on American coast north to Nova Scotia, Canada and south to Cananéia, Brazil and Argentina. Along the Gulf of Mexico and Caribe.Brasil and Argentina. Eastern Central Pacific: Cobia Island in Panama through Panama Canal.
dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 – 16; anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 22 – 25. Dorsal fin with short base. anal fin with a larger base, the origin of rear end at the level of the dorsal fin. Pectorals very low origin. Scales lateral line branch tubes. gray blue background, bright silver sides. swimbladder attached to the esophagus and can be directly filled with air, This feature allows this species to live in oxygen-poor (salobre) to water. large scales, 37-42 on the sideline.
It inhabits coastal waters, bays, estuaries, mangrove lagoons and rivers.
It is same spot at the mouth of rivers.
Principalmnete feeding fish such as sardines and anchovies, cangregos ect.
Swimbladder, that ecuentra in the esophagus, can be directly filled with air and allows the fish live in oxygen-poor waters.
It has high fertility, It is estimated to produce more than 12 million eggs.
Spawn in waters that may be temporarily isolated from the open sea.
The world record fishing rod is 283 lbs, in Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela.
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Tarpon fishing can be almost any type of artificial lure always appropriate to the size of what we can expect us, a decoy widely used are the big popers and big flies almost always imitating small fish in the area.
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