The tarpon snook is a member of the snook family. It has a moderately deep body, a large head and a large mouth. There are between 61 and 72 scales in the row above the lateral line. The pelvic fin reaches to or past the anus and is black-tipped, and the pectoral fin is shorter than the pelvic fin. This species has a terminal mouth and protruding jaw. Tarpon snook are a marine species that enters inland marshes and the shorelines of vegetated rivers, creeks, canals and lakes.
Status & distribution
- Status — Marine invader
- Florida Distribution — South Florida and the Atlantic Coast