Classification
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All Names

  • 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

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What

Indo-Pacific Tarpon Megalops cyprinoides

Observer

oryzias

Date

December 23, 2016 01:14 PM HKT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Observer

ekmoody

Date

December 11, 2014 08:04 PM MST

Place

Bahamas (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Observer

neild

Date

May 23, 2013 11:40 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Observer

omayrared

Date

January 5, 2017 03:21 PM AST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Observer

neild

Date

August 22, 2016 11:14 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

December 9, 2016 03:42 PM AST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Snorkeling at Cistern Point on a drizzly, overcast afternoon.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

December 4, 2016 04:49 PM AST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Lots gathering for the evening tarpon feeding.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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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

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What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Observer

mako252

Date

November 25, 2016 01:28 PM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Tarpons Family Megalopidae

Observer

meaganemachholz

Date

November 24, 2016 03:49 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus

Observer

buff9093

Date

May 3, 2016 03:09 PM CDT

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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