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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Entered by Luna, Susan M. Habitat The tripletail is found coastally in most tropical and subtropical seas. 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.
They are mainly caught using haul seinesgill netsand line gear. New England and Bermuda southward to Argentina Ref. Dentition The tripletail has no teeth on the vomer and palatine.
Atlantic tripletails are found coastally in most, but not all, tropical and subtropical seas. Atlantic tripletails usrinamensis opportunistic eaters; they feed on a variety of foods, mostly small finfish such as gulf menhadenAtlantic bumpersand anchovies.
Adults dark brown or greenish yellow above, silvery grey below; pectorals pale yellow, other fins darker than body; caudal fin with yellow margin Ref. Low to moderate vulnerability 35 of Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Tropical and subtropical waters of all oceans. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Coloration The juveniles are mottled with yellow, brown and black.
A few tons of tripletails are fished commercially on the east and west coasts of Florida, and marketed fresh, frozen, or salted. They are mainly caught using haul seines, gill nets and line gear. The tripletail was given its species name because it was discovered in Surinam, in northern South America. Sounds Surinamesnis Speed Swim.
Gulf of Mexico coasts, with peaks during the months of July and August. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: This characteristic gave rise to the common name.
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Juvenile may occur in floating Sargassum and mimic a floating leaf Ref. New England and Bermuda southward to Argentina Ref. A few tons of Atlantic tripletails are fished commercially on the east and west coasts of Florida, and marketed fresh, frozen, or salted.
Lobotes surinamensis – Discover Fishes
Young fishes are also often found in or near shipwrecks, beams or supports, jetties, flotsam and sea buoys. The juveniles have white pectoral fins and a white margin on the caudal fin.
This fish is targeted by recreational anglers for its delicious flesh.
Costa Rica to Peru, and the Western Pacific: Surinamensi Parasites of the tripletail include the copepods Anuretes heckelii which is found on the wall of the branchial cavities and Lernanthropus pupa that is parasitic on the gill filaments.
Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year Tropical and subtropical waters of all oceans. It has a compressed but deep body with a triangle-shaped head. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.