authors devide the genus into three species;. Euthynnus lineatus. Eastern Pacific. Euthynnus yaito. Central Western Pacific. Euthynnus alletteratus Atlantic. (Euthynnus lineatus). Kishinouye, ; SCOMBRIDAE FAMILY; also called little tuna, false albacore, spotted tuna, mackerel tuna, skipjack. They inhabit tropical. The Black Skipjack, Euthynnus lineatus, whose common Spanish name is barrilete negro, is one of the most common members of the Mackerel or Scombridae.

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FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture – Aquatic species

Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Its body is almost entirely scaleless except for the lateral line and a “corselet” and there is no swim bladder. Entered by Luna, Susan M. They have several dark spots on their lower sides between their pelvic and pectoral fins, a key to rapid identification.

Dolphin friendly tuna Scombroid food poisoning Tuna Fishing painting Tunagate. Very little is known about their behavioral patterns. The Black Skipjack have elongated fusiform tuna-like bodies. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

It is generally iridescent blue in colour with black markings on its back made up of 3 to 5 horizontal stripes, as well as a variable amount of black or dark grey spots above the pelvic fins. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Mexico – Fish, Marine Life, Birds and Terrestrial Life

Their meat is dark and they are viewed by locals as unedible. No targeted fishery liineatus for this species, though it is taken incidentally in the course of other fishery operations. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Euthynnus lineatus. This Perciformes article is a stub. Globally, there are three species in the genus Euthynnusall three being found in Mexican waters, one in the Atlantic and two in the Pacific. They have mid-sized black eyes, and slender conical teeth.


Retrieved 2 November Anterior spines of first uethynnus fin much higher than euthynbus mid-way, giving the fin a strongly concave outline. For their size they put up a horrific fight. Color is generally iridescent blue with black dorsal markings composed of 3 to 5 horizontal stripes.

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Eufhynnus US bluefin tuna industry. Body naked except for corselet and lateral line. The Black Skipjacks are a pelagic species found in coastal waters at depths up to 40 meters feet with water temperatures in excess of 23 o C 73 o F. Black Skipjack, Euthynnus lineatus.

Inhabits near the surface of coastal waters and offshore waters Ref. They have a patch of five or six horizontal stripes on their back that extend from the origin of their dorsal fin. In Mexican waters the Black Skipjack are found in all waters of the Pacific with the exception that they lineafus absent from the extreme northern portions of the Sea of Cortez.


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Form multi-species schools with Thunnus albacares and Katsuwonus pelamis. The Black Skipjacks are an incidental catch on live sardines, rapidly trolled feathers or hoochies, or off the bottom with chrome yo-yo irons. The Black Skipjack can be confused with the Pacific Bonito, Sarda chiliensis five to futhynnus oblique dark stripes on upper back with no spotsthe Striped Bonito, Sarda orientalis eight to 11 horizontal broken lines on back with no spotsand the Skipjack Tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis four to six horizontal dark stripes on sides with no spots.

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An annotated and illustrated catalogue of tunas, mackerels, bonitos and related species known to date. Medium, minimum population doubling time 1. Occasional specimens have extensive longitudinal stripes of light grey on their belly while other individuals have few or no such markings. euthynnsu

Euthynnus lineatusthe black skipjack or black skipjack tunais a species of ray-finned bony fish in the family Scombridae. They are covered with thick scales in the front of their body and have no scales toward the rear.