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Tarpons are large fish of the genus Megalops; one species is native to the Atlantic, and the other to the Indo-Pacific Oceans. They are the only members of the ...

Saltwater Fish - Tarpon


Tarpon can gulp air and remove oxygen by means of lung-like tissue near their swim bladder. This "rolling" effect is one way to spot tarpon. Anglers catch tarpon  ...

Dec 19, 2012 ... Season 2- A 200 lb giant tarpon in Florida - Fishing Adventurer Florida has the reputation of being the Sportfishing Capital of North America, ...

Megalops atlanticus :: Florida Museum of Natural History


As well, they can, and usually need to, gulp air as a way to get additional oxygen. Tarpon are prized for their fight but not their flesh by sport fishers, but they are ...

Tarpon Fishing Key West with Dream Catcher Charters


Go fishing for tarpon in Key West with Dream Catcher Charters, Yellowfin Yachts and Mercury Marine. Key West tarpon fishing specialists.

Tarpon Springs| VisitFlorida.com


Just 45 minutes north of St. Petersburg and found along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, Tarpon Springs was named for the fish found in abundance in nearby ...

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 - Recreational Kayak


The Wilderness Systems Tarpon family features versatile sit-on-tops that offer stunning performance for surf play, ponds, lakes, and bays.

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust - Home


This tarpon season we've received numerous reports and photos of a 'golden tarpon', a tarpon that appears to lack the darker pigments of... Read More.

Tarpon Observation Network - Texas Parks & Wildlife Department


This application allows tarpon anglers and others interested in tarpon to enter their catch or observations via the internet. It also creates a means for anyone ...

Tarpon and Bonefish Research Center (TBRC)


Atlantic Tarpon are large highly migratory fish that frequent coastal and inshore waters of the tropical and subtropical central Atlantic Ocean. Their popularity as a  ...

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Elopiformes Family: Megalopidae Genus: Megalops
Species: Megalops atlanticus
Valenciennes described the tarpon in 1847, classifying it under the genus Megalops, which translates from the Greek into "large-eyed," a conspicuous feature of the tarpon. While most agree on the fish's placement in the... More »
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