tripletail

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tri·ple·tail

 (trĭp′əl-tāl′)
n.
Any of several chiefly marine fishes of the family Lobotidae, especially Lobotes surinamensis of tropical and subtropical waters, having prominent dorsal and anal fins that resemble extra tails.

tripletail

(ˈtrɪpəlˌteɪl)
n, pl -tail or -tails
(Animals) any percoid fish of the family Lobotidae, esp Lobotes surinamensis, of brackish waters of SE Asia, having tail-like dorsal and anal fins

tri•ple•tail

(ˈtrɪp əlˌteɪl)

n.
a large W Atlantic food fish, Lobotes surinamensis, with dorsal and anal fins extending to the tail.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tripletail - large food fish of warm waters worldwide having long anal and dorsal fins that with a caudal fin suggest a three-lobed tailtripletail - large food fish of warm waters worldwide having long anal and dorsal fins that with a caudal fin suggest a three-lobed tail
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
genus Lobotes, Lobotes - type genus of the Lobotidae
Atlantic tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis - tripletail found from Cape Cod to northern South America
Lobotes pacificus, Pacific tripletail - tripletail found in the Pacific