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Unique Characters: Lobotes surinamensis (Bloch, 1790). A compressed, deep-bodied perch-like fish with the dorsal and anal fins rounded and symmetrical so that with the tail they appear to be a single three-lobed fin. Head dish-shaped, interorbital space narrow, upper profile concave. Eye relatively small; no subocular shelf visible externally. Mouth large, slightly oblique, upper jaw protractile; maxilla not slipping under preorbital bone when mouth closed. No teeth on roof of mouth.
Similar Species: None.