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Lobotes pacificus  Gilbert, 1898

Pacific tripletail
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Lobotidae (Tripletails)
Etymology: Lobotes: Latin, lobus = lobe (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Gilbert.

Issue
Also a synonym of Lobotes surinamensis.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Pacific: Nicaragua to Peru (Ref. 9312). Mexico and Sea of cortez (Ref. 97273)

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9312); common length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9312)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body deep and moderately compressed, the depth much greater than head length; eyes small; upper jaw scarcely protractile; vomer, palate and tongue toothless; nostrils round and close together; preopercle distinctly serrated; lower branch of first gill arch with 15 gill rakers; in large individuals, the dorsal and anal fins, along with the caudal fin, appear like 3 caudal fins; body olive colored, speckled with dark spots; juveniles yellowish with dark spots (Ref. 55763).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds mainly on benthic crustaceans and small fishes (Ref. 9312).

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Heemstra, P.C., 1995. Lobotidae. Dormilonas. p. 1226. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9312)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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