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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In the spring, tripletails concentrate just offshore of two particular spots: Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. This fish is infrequently targeted by recreational fishers.

They are semimigratorial and pelagic. The tripletail was first described by Bloch as Holocentrus surinamensis in Parasites of the tripletail include the copepods Anuretes heckelii which affects the branchial cavitiesLernanthropus pupa which affects the gill filaments, and Scianophilus tenius. Line drawing of a tripletail.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Lobotes surinamensis (Bloch, )

Adult tripletails have varied surinnamensis color patterns, ranging from dark brown to a reddish brown or brown with a tint of gray. A few tons of Atlantic tripletails are fished commercially on the east and west coasts of Florida, and marketed fresh, frozen, or salted. Summary page Point data Common names Photos.

In the summer, they can be found in bays, sounds and estuaries. Reported as rare visitors in Ponape, Hawaii, and Tahiti Ref. Spawning primarily occurs in the summer along both the Atlantic and the U. It has appeared in literature under a variety of synonyms.


Adult inhabits bays Ref. This may be an adaptation to the high predation rate of small fishes in the epipelagic zone. The larval forms of tripletail resemble those of boar fishes, some jacks, spade fishes and bigeyes. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

Entered surniamensis Luna, Susan M. Size, Age, and Growth The tripletail grows to 35 inches 89 cm in length surianmensis a weight of 41 pounds Large congregations of tripletails during the summer months in surinamenais inshore and nearshore waters of coastal Georgia suggest this area is a critical estuarian spawning habitat for the species.

It is, however, distributed across tropical seas especially Indonesia region which is commonly found in wet market surianmensis Pontianak, West Borneo. Occasionally drifts over reefs Ref. When it lies on its side at the surface, the tripletail is sometimes confused for a floating mangrove leaf. The tripletail grows fastest in its first year.

Adults are normally found in waters of the Gulf of Mexico, but may occur in passes, inlets, and bays near river mouths. Atlantic Tripletail Conservation status.

Marine; brackish; benthopelagic; oceanodromous Ref.

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Although lobotee names are no longer valid, they included Bodianus triourus BlochLobotes erate CuvierLobotes farkharii CuvierLobotes somnolentus CuvierLobotes citrinus RichardsonLobotes incurvus RichardsonLobotes auctorum GuntherLabotes pacificus Gilbertsrinamensis Lobotes pacificus Gilbert Larval Atlantic tripletails go through four levels of development; preflexion, flexion, postflexion, and transformation.


Geographical Distribution World distribution map for the tripletail The tripletail is found from Massachusetts and Bermuda to Argentina, including both the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Rounded caudal fin that appear as single 3-lobed fin Ref.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref.

The tripletail is not very abundant in any particular location. They are common in surinammensis catches of tuna along the edge of the continental shelf. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Large adults are sometimes found near the surface over deep, open water, although always associated with floating objects. Invertebrate prey include blue crabs Callinectes sapidus and brown shrimp Farfantepenaeus aztecusas well as many other benthic crustaceans.

By the time the larva reach 0. However, the average weight is between 2. Importance to Humans A few tons of tripletails are fished commercially on the east and west coasts of Florida, and marketed fresh, frozen, or salted. The name “tripletail” is given because of the fish’s three rounded fins: