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Tripletail

Coastal Habitats

Animals of the Gulf Waters 

Tripletail

Tripletail

Lobotes surinamensis

 

Tripletails really only have one tail. They look like they have three, though, because their top and bottom fins are set so close to their tail fins. They gather near pilings, jetties, buoys and other floating objects at the mouths of rivers, passes and bays. Tripletails often float on their sides at the surface, where they look like dead leaves.

Animals of the Gulf Waters

 

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