Lobotes is a genus of perciform fishes known as the tripletails native to subtropical and tropical waters in all oceans. This is the sole genus in the family Lobotidae.[1]

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Atlantic tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Lobotidae
T. N. Gill, 1861
Genus: Lobotes
G. Cuvier, 1830
Type species
Holocentrus surinamensis
Bloch, 1790
  • Verrugato Jordan, 1923


The currently recognized species in this genus are:[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). Species of Lobotes in FishBase. December 2013 version.