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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Lying on its side at the water surface, a young tripletail looks like a floating mangrove leaf.

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 surinamensid.

Florida Saltwater Fishing Bag Limits: Adult tripletails have varied mottled color patterns which range from dark brown to reddish brown, often with a tint of gray. Summary page Point data Common names Photos.

Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Cuvier, Lobotes farkharii G. Predators The tripletail does not have many predators, however, mainly sharks and larger teleosts feed on this fish. The tripletail was given its species name because it was discovered in Surinam, sufinamensis northern South America.

Human uses

It has appeared in literature under a variety of synonyms. They are mainly caught using haul seines, gill nets and line gear.


The tripletail is a semi-migratory pelagic fish. The tripletail has a compressed and deep body, with a triangular-shaped head. Large adults are sometimes found near the surface over deep, open water, although always associated with floating objects. The juveniles have surijamensis pectoral fins and a white margin on their caudal fins. A sluggish offshore fish that often floats on its side near the surface in the company of floating objects.

Geographical Distribution World distribution map for the tripletail The tripletail is found from Massachusetts and Bermuda to Argentina, including both the Gulf of Loboyes and the Caribbean Sea. Marketed fresh, frozen, or salted.

There has been one report of a tripletail caught off the coast of California. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. In the spring, tripletails concentrate just offshore of two particular spots: The transition from a larval tripletail to a juvenile occurs between 0.

New England and Bermuda southward to Argentina Ref. Richardson, Lobotes citrinus J.

Gulf of Mexico coasts, with peaks during the months of July and August. This may be an adaptation to the high predation rate of small fishes in the epipelagic zone. Both Florida and Georgia have a bag limit of two fish per day for recreational fishing. Atlantic tripletails are opportunistic eaters; they feed on a variety of foods, mostly small finfish such as gulf menhadenAtlantic bumpersand anchovies.

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The larval forms of tripletail surinamesis those of boar fishes, some jacks, spade fishes and bigeyes.

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Dentition The tripletail has no teeth on the vomer and palatine. Parasites of the tripletail include the copepods Anuretes heckelii which affects the branchial cavitiesLernanthropus pupa which affects the gill filaments, and Scianophilus tenius. Marketed fresh, frozen, or salted.

Sign our Guest Book. Food Habits The tripletail is opportunistic, feeding on a variety of prey including small finfish such as gulf menhaden Brevoortia patronusAtlantic bumper Chloroscombrus chrysurus and anchovies Anchoa spp. Marine; brackish; benthopelagic; oceanodromous Ref. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Surinaemnsis and subtropical waters of all oceans.

Low to moderate vulnerability 35 of Rounded caudal fin that appear as single 3-lobed fin Ref.

Atlantic tripletail – Wikipedia

It has a triangular head, and as it ages, the forehead grows more dramatically concave. Atlantic tripletails do not have many predators, but the main ones are sharks and larger teleosts. It is, however, distributed across tropical seas especially Indonesia region surinamensia is commonly found in wet market in Pontianak, West Borneo.