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Tarpons - Taxonomy, Physical Characteristics And Distribution, Development, Tarpons As Gamefish

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Tarpons are large silvery fish, measuring 4-8 ft (1.3-2.5 m) in length, with large scales, a compressed body, a deeply forked caudal fin, and a long ray extending from the dorsal fin. The mouth is large, and contains rows of sharp, fine teeth, and the lower jaw protrudes outward. Tarpon are among the best known and most impressive of the sportfish. They can live in both freshwater and saltwater.


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