Range Description: Lobotes surinamensis is found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Indo-West Pacific Oceans. In the eastern Atlantic. Lobotes surinamensis (Bloch, ). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: ?p=taxdetails&id= Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis. Source: Ross D. Robertson & D. & J. Van Tassell / Shorefishes of the Greater Carribean. License: CC by.

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New England and Bermuda southward to Argentina Ref. Reported as rare visitors in Ponape, Hawaii, and Tahiti Ref. Records from eastern central to southeastern Pacific need further confirmation and may refer surinajensis Lobotes pacificus.

Short description Morphology Surinaemnsis Dorsal spines total: Adults dark brown or greenish yellow above, silvery grey below; pectorals pale yellow, other fins darker than body; caudal fin with yellow margin Ref.


Rounded caudal fin that appear as single 3-lobed fin Ref. A sluggish offshore fish that often floats on its side near the surface in the company of floating objects.

Occasionally drifts over reefs Ref. Juvenile may occur in floating Sargassum and mimic a floating leaf Ref. Feeds on benthic crustaceans and small fish Ref. Marketed fresh, frozen, or salted. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim.

Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref.

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Low to moderate vulnerability 35 of Marine; brackish; benthopelagic; oceanodromous Ref. Tropical and subtropical waters of all oceans.

Adult inhabits bays Ref. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Entered by Luna, Susan M.

Lobotes surinamensis

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