Elops saurus Photo Claire Sunquist ©
Ladyfish are long, slender fish with large eyes and large mouths for swallowing smaller fish. These silvery fish are often confused with juveline tarpon but can be distinguished by their lack of an elongated dorsal fin. They are often called "Poor man's Tarpon" because of their smaller size.
Photo courtesy FWC
Ladyfishcan be found on many different waters and can tolerate wide ranges of salinity. While they are usually found in open water, they can also be in canals and inland waterways. They are a popular sport fish because of their agressive strikes and tarpon like leaps but are not eaten because of the oily nature of their flesh
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