Scientific Name: Lobotes surinamensis
Common Name: Rockfish, Buoyfish, Black Perch
Description: Tripletails are odd-looking, deep-bodied fish with the soft rays of the dorsal and anal fins set well back toward the caudal fin giving it a tri-lobed appearance. Coloration can vary from almost black through reddish-bronze to yellow or mottled. This fish often floats on its side at the water's surface, the coloration and movements resembling that of a dead leaf. They are frequently mistaken for floating debris. Lengths of three feet and weights of 30 to 50 pounds are attained, but normally they range from 5 to 15 pounds. Take limits: 3 fish minium 17 inches

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