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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.

Additional Information

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.


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



FWC Facts:
Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast since the 1840s and likely occurred earlier. Fish kills around Tampa Bay were mentioned in the logs of Spanish explorers.

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