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Ladyfish

Elops saurus

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Salt Springs, Ocala National Forest

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Eddie15
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Eddie15

Salt Springs, Florida, United States

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

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