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Family: Tarpons
Similar Fish: Ladyfish
Habitat: Primarily INSHORE fish, although adult fish spawn OFFSHORE where ribbon-like larval stage of the fish can be found.
Size: 40 lb - 50 lb.
Description: Slow grower, matures at 7 to 13 years of age. Spawning occurs between May and September. Female may lay more than 12 million eggs; can tolerate wide range of salinity; Juveniles commonly found in fresh water. Can breath air at the surface. Feeds mainly on fish and large crustaceans.

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