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Triple Tail Fish Mounts - You can easily order through this website or call us if you prefer. GFM individually handcrafts each defined and detailed fish replica by hand, one-at-a-time. Every fish reproduction is perfectly airbrushed to resemble each species' most noticeable and distinct color patterns.
By combining the best prices, unmatched quality while supporting and promoting the practice of catch-and-release fishing, Global Fish Mounts continues to be the go-to company for all Freshwater and Saltwater fish mounts. We offer most sizes and species of any fish, including the Triple Tail seen here.
Variety of Sizes Available: Global Fish Mounts offers mounts of Triple Tail in a wide variety of different sizes. The models and sizes displayed on this page represent recently produced mounts. As we continuously add more sizes to our product list, and if you do not see the size you are looking for, or simply need more details about the process, please contact us by calling 954-942.1417 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Note: At times customers or anglers request us to use a reference photograph to paint by. If so our skilled artists will identify any unique characteristics in the photo which are later reflected in the completed paint scheme. This is why no two mounts are ever exactly alike and explains the differences you may see in the coloration of the various mounts. If you have a photo or description, please send it by email to email@example.com
Common names are Atlantic tripletail, black grunt, black perch, bouyfish, conchy leaf, dusky tripletail, dusky triple-tail, flasher, sleepfish, triple tail, tripletail, and triple-tail. The tripletail is found from Massachusetts and Bermuda to Argentina, including both the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. It is also found in the eastern Atlantic: Mediterranean Sea as well as from Madeira Island (Portugal) to the Gulf of Guinea, Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica to Peru, and the Western Pacific: Japan, Fiji, and Tuvalu as well as in the tropical and subtropical waters surrounding Australia. It is rare north of the Chesapeake Bay. They are found on the Gulf coast April through early October and migrate to the south during the winter months. There has been one report of a tripletail caught off the coast of California. The tripletail is not very abundant in any particular location. The tripletail is found coastally in most tropical and subtropical seas.
The tripletail is a semi-migratory pelagic fish. It is normally solitary, but under some conditions the tripletail may form schools. In the summer, they can be found in bays, sounds and estuaries. Juveniles are often found swimming under patches of Sargassum algae. Adults are normally found in waters of the Gulf of Mexico, but may occur in passes, inlets, and bays near river mouths. The tripletail is often found around shipwrecks, supports of beacons, the pilings of jetties, and sea buoys. Tripletail larvae are usually found in waters greater than 84°F, greater than 30.3 ppt salinity and more than 230 feet deep. The tripletail is the only member of its family Lobotidae found in the Atlantic Ocean.
Tripletails have small scales extending onto the dorsal, caudal and anal fins and a head profile which becomes more concave with age. The tripletail has a compressed and deep body, with a triangular-shaped head. The eyes are relatively small, and its mouth is large. The bases of both its dorsal and anal fins are scaled, and its pectoral fins are shorter than its pelvic fins. The tripletail has distinctively large and rounded soft dorsal, caudal, and anal fins. This characteristic gave rise to the common name. The juveniles are mottled with yellow, brown and black. Lying on its side at the water surface, a young tripletail looks like a floating mangrove leaf. The juveniles have white pectoral fins and a white margin on the caudal fin. Adult tripletails have varied mottled color patterns, ranging from dark brown to a reddish brown or brown with a tint of gray. The tripletail has no teeth on the vomer and palatine. The tripletail grows to 35 inches in length and a weight of 41 pounds. However, the average weight is between 2.2 and 15.4 pounds. The tripletail grows fastest in its first year. This may be an adaptation to the high predation rate of small fishes in the epipelagic zone. The transition from a larval tripletail to a juvenile occurs between 0.35-0.37 inches in standard length.
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