The Flasher or Tripletail belongs to the fish family "Lobotidae". The characteristics of this fish family is the unusual placement of the second dorsal and anal fins, which are located posteriorly on the body, close to the tail. When these fins are folded back the produce a superficial appearance of three tail lobes, hence the name Tripletail.

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The information presented on this page was taken directly from the Flasher commissioning program.