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1 September 2016 A Contribution to the Life History of Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
William Stein, Jonathan Shenker, Martin T. O'Connell
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Abstract

Megalops atlanticus (Tarpon) is a highly migratory species that supports an economically important recreational fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. Despite this, little is known about Tarpon life history in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Collections of Tarpon leptocephali, young-of-the-year, juveniles, sub-adults, and adults from waters of southeastern Louisiana and the adjacent northern Gulf of Mexico suggest that the northern region may provide valuable habitats for the species at the present time, and potentially be of greater importance as climate change progresses.

William Stein, Jonathan Shenker, and Martin T. O'Connell "A Contribution to the Life History of Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico," Southeastern Naturalist 15(3), 496-512, (1 September 2016). https://doi.org/10.1656/058.015.0313
Published: 1 September 2016
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