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Tripletail

Appearance

  • Upper profile concave at nape
  • Elongated dorsal and anal fins give the illusion of three tails
  • Head and body typically has blotches of tan to yellow or dark brown
  • Edge of preopercle (cheek) very serrated 

Size: Up to 42 inches 

Habitat

Found in bays and estuaries to offshore waters. Associate strongly with floating objects such as buoys or channel markers.

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.

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