Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis (Bloch 1790)

Other Names: Black Perch, Dusky Perch, Flasher, Jumping Cod, Triple-tail, Tripple Tail

Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis. Source: Ross D. Robertson & D. & J. Van Tassell / Shorefishes of the Greater Carribean. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Video of a juvenile Tripletail "floating" like a leaf near the surface at Delray Beach, Florida, USA

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Dianne J. Bray, Lobotes surinamensis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 28 Mar 2023,

Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis (Bloch 1790)

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Juveniles often shelter under floating Sargassum in the open sea.


Dianne J. Bray

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