Tarpon atlantica
Megalops atlanticus
Range Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean
Estimated Population Decreasing
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Elopiformes
Family Megalopidae
Genus Megalops
Species • M. atlanticus
Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)

A Tarpon (Family Megalopidae) is a very large fish that is commonly fished out of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. There are two types of Tarpon:

The Atlantic Tarpon is very common, and found all over the Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf and Caribbean Sea. The latter is found across the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated

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