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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:External Website 40.8 lbs.

Fishing Tips and Facts: Often found near structure and when hooked will seek to escape by heading hard for shelter.

Recreational Regulations


Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles



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