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Tripletail, Atlantic

The Atlantic Tripletail is a warm-water marine fish that can weigh over 40 pounds, but average under 15 pounds. It gets its name from its elongated dorsal and anal fins, which are almost as long as the tail fin, making it appear to have three tails. Tripletail have the ability to change color to match their surroundings, from almost solid black to yellow or even silvery grey. They feed on a variety of species, from menhaden and anchovies to blue crab and shrimp. It may not be a very pretty fish, but it is beautiful to eat. The meat is white, sweet and flaky. It can be cooked a variety of ways and is very forgiving if overcooked. Tripletail are only caught by hook and line commercially.