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Juveniles: body colour is mottled with yellow, brown and black. Adults are deep brown to black on the upper surface becoming silvery grey towards the belly. Adults also contain a steep sloping head profile, the caudal and posterior fins are all rounded giving the appearance of three fins (hence the common name tripletail).
Length: Up to 1 m
Mangrove estuaries and lower reaches of freshwater streams; 0-10 m depth
In Western Australia, log this species south of Exmouth
Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.
Allen, G. R (2009) ' Field Guide to Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-East Asia'. Fourth Edition.Western Australian Museum. Perth. Western Australia.
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