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tripletail

Tripletail

Lobotes surinamensis

Description: Head and body variously mottled, tan to dark brown; fins (except spinous dorsal and pectoral fins) almost black; pale olive band across base of caudal fin; broad, dark brown bar from eye across cheek below corner of preopercle, and another from upper corner of eye to beginning of dorsal fin; two dark streaks on top of head, behind nostrils; upper profile concave at nape; edge of preopercle strongly serrated.

Size: To 1.1 meters (42 inches).

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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