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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.
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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
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a large W Atlantic food fish, Lobotes surinamensis, with dorsal and anal fins extending to the tail.
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|Noun||1.||tripletail - large food fish of warm waters worldwide having long anal and dorsal fins that with a caudal fin suggest a three-lobed tail|
Atlantic tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis - tripletail found from Cape Cod to northern South America
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