Elopiformes


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Elopiformes

[e‚läp·ə′fōr‚mēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
A primitive order of actinopterygian fishes characterized by a single dorsal fin composed of soft rays only, cycloid scales, and toothed maxillae.
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The ability to tolerate extreme environmental conditions has been documented in other Elopiformes, such as tarpon, so it is not surprising that ladyfish also have these traits.
They're members of the Elopiformes, an ancient order that includes tarpon and bonefish.
But, if you know what to look for and understand which types of wind, weather and water conditions these elusive elopiformes respond favorably to, your chances of catching them improve exponentially.