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|Closely related to Tarpon, Ladyfishes are extremely light for their size
and strong swimmers. When
hooked these fishes will run fast and perform aerobatics in an effort to
dislodge the hook. Like Milkfishes and Bonefishes they have a single
dorsal fin and deeply forked tails but their mouths are large and the lower jaw
protrudes beyond the upper. This type of mouth is suited for feeding upon
fishes in the water column. Full of tiny bones, they have dry flesh that is best
prepared as fishcake.
HAWAIIAN TENPOUNDER 'AWA'AWA
|Tarpon are inhabit shallow inshore waters including mangroves and
rivers where they feed upon fish and crustaceans. Although the
bony flesh is poor eating they are prized by sport fishers for their
tremendous power and aerobatics. They differ from Ladyfishes by
having large scales and lacking an adipose fin.