Definition of Tarpon atlanticus
1. Noun. Large silvery game fish of warm Atlantic coastal waters especially off Florida.
Generic synonyms: Malacopterygian, Soft-finned Fish
Group relationships: Genus Tarpon
Specialized synonyms: Elops Saurus, Ladyfish, Tenpounder
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Literary usage of Tarpon atlanticus
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1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1907)
"... also an entire Tarpon, 4 feet 4 inches long, the heart of which is shown in Fig. 3. The conus of tarpon atlanticus resembles that of Amia calva in form, ..."
2. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"The tarpon, called also grande écaille, silver-king, and sábalo (tarpon atlanticus), is a favorite game-fish along the coasts of Florida and ..."
3. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"The tarpon, called also grande écaille, silver-king, and sábalo (tarpon atlanticus), is a favorite game-fish along the coasts of Florida and Carolina. ..."
4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1898)
"tarpon atlanticus (Curier A Valenciennes). Tarpum. ... tarpon atlanticus, Jordan & Evermann, Fishes of North America, 409. 17. ..."
5. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"tarpon atlanticus. The tarpon visits the North Carolina coast each season, and enters all the sounds of the state as far north as Croatan Sound, ..."
6. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"... arteriosus of two of the most primitive of bony fishes, tarpon atlanticus and Megalops ci/prinoides, with comparison with that of other related forms. ..."