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Fish of the Week - Ladyfish
Similar Fish: Juvenile Tarpon, Megalops atlanticus
Size: 2 to 3 pounds
Habitat: Inshore fish, in bays and estuaries; occasionally enters freshwater, occurring in tidal pools and canals; often forms large schools and harasses bait at the surface.
Notes: Known to spawn offshore; ribbon-like larvae very similar to Albua and Megalops, peaking in fall; adults feed predominantly on fish and crustaceans; leaps when hooked.
Art by Diane Rome Peebles
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