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Elops saurus


Schooling fish that eat small fish and crustaceans. Resemble baby tarpon , sometimes called "poor mans tarpon". Leap when hooked, fun to catch, very bony and not considered edible to most. Usually found in saltwater but will venture into brackish water


In clear water around spring opening at Salt Springs. Heavy rains pushed tannin water from lake up into spring.


Salt Springs, Ocala National Forest

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Salt Springs, Florida, United States

Spotted on Jan 17, 2018
Submitted on Feb 26, 2021

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