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Tripletail:

Appearance:

The rounded second dorsal and anal fins are similar in size and along with a rounded tail fin, give the fish its name. The bases of those fins have scales.

Habitat:

Frequently associated with structure.

Behavior:

Found in Florida primarily during spring, summer and fall.

State Record:

40.8 lbs.

Fishing Tips and Facts:

Often found near structure and when hooked will seek to escape by heading hard for shelter.

Additional Information:


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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