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Lobotes surinamensis

(Image credit: DOFWA)

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

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In Western Australia, log this species south of Exmouth

Related links/info

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.

Find further information and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/

Number of sightings 1

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