Range Description: Lobotes surinamensis is found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Indo-West Pacific Oceans. In the eastern Atlantic. Lobotes surinamensis (Bloch, ). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: ?p=taxdetails&id= Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis. Source: Ross D. Robertson & D. & J. Van Tassell / Shorefishes of the Greater Carribean. License: CC by.

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However, the average weight is between 2. Reproduction Spawning primarily occurs in the summer along both the Atlantic and the U. It is, however, distributed across lobktes seas especially Indonesia region which is commonly found in wet market in Pontianak, West Borneo. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Food Habits The tripletail is opportunistic, feeding on a variety of prey including small finfish such as gulf menhaden Brevoortia patronusAtlantic bumper Chloroscombrus surinamenwis and anchovies Anchoa spp.

Occasionally drifts over reefs Ref. They are common in driftnet catches of tuna along the edge of the continental shelf.

Lobotes surinamensis, Tripletail : fisheries, gamefish, aquarium

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Richardson, Lobotes citrinus J. Entered by Luna, Susan M.


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Adult inhabits bays Ref. Adult tripletails have varied mottled color patterns, ranging from dark brown to a reddish brown or brown with a tint of gray. Sign our Guest Book. This characteristic gave rise to the common name.

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Lobotes surinamensis

Although these names are no longer valid, they included Bodianus triourus BlochLobotes erate CuvierLobotes farkharii CuvierLobotes somnolentus CuvierLobotes citrinus RichardsonLobotes incurvus RichardsonLobotes auctorum GuntherLabotes pacificus Gilbertand Lobotes pacificus Gilbert When it lies on its side at the surface, the tripletail is sometimes confused for a floating mangrove leaf.

The tripletail is found coastally in most tropical and subtropical seas.

Adult inhabits bays Ref. In the spring, tripletails concentrate just offshore of two particular spots: Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Line drawing of a tripletail.

The transition from a larval tripletail to a juvenile occurs between 0. Feeds on benthic crustaceans and small fish Ref. It is also known by fishermen by names like flasher or steamboat. Lobotes surinamensis Bloch It is normally solitary, but under some conditions the tripletail may form schools. The bases of both its dorsal and anal fins are scaled, and its pectoral fins are shorter than its pelvic fins.

The juveniles have white pectoral fins and a white margin on their caudal fins. Larval tripletails go though four levels of development; preflexion, flexion, postflexion, and transformation. Florida Saltwater Fishing Bag Limits: The juveniles have white pectoral fins and a white margin on the caudal fin.


Records from eastern central to southeastern Pacific need further confirmation and may refer to Lobotes pacificus. Low to moderate vulnerability 35 of Large congregations of tripletails during the summer months in the inshore and nearshore waters of coastal Georgia suggest this area is a critical estuarian spawning habitat for the species. Costa Rica to Peru, and the Western Pacific: The tripletail has a compressed and deep body, with a triangular-shaped head.

It is rare north of the Chesapeake Bay. The tripletail was first described by Bloch as Holocentrus surinamensis in Dentition The tripletail has no teeth on the vomer and palatine. Invertebrate prey include blue crabs Callinectes sapidus and brown shrimp Farfantepenaeus aztecusas well as many other benthic crustaceans. Size, Age, and Growth The tripletail grows to 35 inches 89 cm in length and a weight of 41 pounds